FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCQI) Course

Course Duration:  Day one and two 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.     Day three 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.

Time Zone Conversion
8:00 a.m. CT = 9:00 a.m. ET / 6:00 a.m. PT
8:00 a.m. PT = 11:00 a.m. ET / 10:00 a.m. CT

System Requirements:  Webcam, microphone, speakers

This 2.5 day live-virtual Preventive Controls for Animal Food course follows the standardized curriculum designed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA.

This comprehensive training equips you with the necessary skills and knowledge to ensure safe manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States.

By taking this course, participants will learn how to implement a food safety plan by conducting hazard analysis and implementing risk-based preventive controls in accordance with FDA requirements.

During this training, you progressively develop comprehensive model Food Safety Plans for pet food and livestock feed throughout the course.


What's Included

FSPCA Course Participant Manual

FSPCA Exercise Workbook

Fillable Forms and Model Food Safety Plans

FIC Food Safety Plan Schematic

Access to FIC's Private Resource Centre

Official FSPCA Certificate issued by AFDO


695.00 USD

Certificate Fee Included, Tax Free

Contact us if you need any help with registration

 888.406.5554 Ex. 1

Course Instructor

Bita Saidi, Food Safety Trainer

Bita Saidi

Biotechnology, Life Science
Food Safety Trainer, FSPCA Lead Instructor


Nima Saidi, Food Safety Trainer

Nima Saidi

 Food Science
Food Safety Trainer, FSPCA Lead Instructor
FSPCA Top 10 Bita Saidi

Bita has been named as one of the Top 10 Lead Instructors (2023) for Preventive Controls (PC) for Animal Food and Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) in recognition of the number of participants trained and certificates issued between August 15, 2022 and August 15, 2023.

FSPCA 1000 Club Bita Saidi

Her outstanding contributions have secured her in the "FSPCA 1,000 Club". This club recognizes FSPCA Lead Instructors who have collectively trained over 1,000 FSPCA course participants across the four FSPCA training curricula; PCQI for Human Food, Animal Food, FSVP and IAVA, leading to the issuance of FSPCA certificates.

Who Needs to Take this Course

  • U.S manufactures, processors, packers, holders, and distributors of animal food
    (livestock feed and pet food)

  • Animal food exporters to the U.S.

  • QA Directors

  • Plant Managers

  • Production Supervisors

  • Operations Managers

  • SQF and BRC Practitioners 

  • HACCP Coordinators

  • Food Safety Consultants and Technicians

  • Auditors

  • Compliance officers

  • Regulatory Affairs Specialists


  • Regulatory Overview and Introduction to the Rule

  • Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMPs)

  • Animal Food Safety Hazards

  • Overview of the Food Safety Plan

  • Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination

  • Required Preventive Control Management Components

  • Process Preventive Controls

  • Sanitation Controls

  • Supply-Chain-Applied Controls

  • Recall Plan

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