Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

FSMA Training


Best Answer mgourley, 28 February 2019 - 09:51 PM

FDA does not "require" FSPCA training. 

But just do it. It saves you justifying to FDA why you are competent if you are audited by them.

 

If you want to take vacation though, you need an alternate that is also trained.

 

Marshall

Go to the full post


  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 klauman

klauman

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 3 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:05 PM

My family owns and operates a farm in WA state, we package our own sweet cherries and must be FSMA compliant. I have a HACCP certification/plan, registered with FDA. and  audited under GLOBAL GAP. Do I need to also obtain a PCQI Training or will my HACCP certification be enough if I update our HACCP plan to meet HARPC requirements? Any help clarifying would be greatly appreciated. 



#2 The Food Scientist

The Food Scientist

    Grade - PIFSQN

  • IFSQN Principal
  • 926 posts
  • 241 thanks
180
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female
  • Interests:Food Science, Nature, SQF, Learning, Trying out new foods, Sarcasm.

Posted 27 February 2019 - 07:13 PM

In order for you to transition your HACCP to Preventive controls, you do need the FSPCA training, unless of course you have that experience to do so.


Everything in food is science. The only subjective part is when you eat it. - Alton Brown.


#3 SQFconsultant

SQFconsultant

    SQFconsultant

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 3,094 posts
  • 788 thanks
654
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:Truth is like a delicious slice of watermelon... you just want more and more!

Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:49 PM

Haa your facility ever been inspected by the FDA?


Kind regards,

 

Glenn Oster
 
GOC GROUP / +1.772.646.4115 / Food - Food Packaging - Food Storage/DC

SQF, BRC & IFS System Development, Implementation & Certification Consultants

Serving Small-to-Mid-Size Businesses | Now accepting: BTC, XRP, ETH, DAI, USDCoin & LTC

Internal Auditor Training | eConsultant | FSVP | United States - Panama - Costa Rica

http://www.GlennOsterConsulting.com  -- 

 

 

Red October? Possibly - more like Green

Get the GOC C-CUR Guide (PDF)

https://bit.ly/36hW9Z2

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

#4 klauman

klauman

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 3 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:01 PM

No we have not. 



#5 mgourley

mgourley

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,228 posts
  • 907 thanks
185
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Plant City, FL
  • Interests:Cooking, golf, firearms, food safety and sanitation.

Posted 28 February 2019 - 09:51 PM   Best Answer

FDA does not "require" FSPCA training. 

But just do it. It saves you justifying to FDA why you are competent if you are audited by them.

 

If you want to take vacation though, you need an alternate that is also trained.

 

Marshall



#6 klauman

klauman

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Active
  • 3 posts
  • 0 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

Yeah, that's what I have decided is the best plan. Thanks everyone for the help! 



#7 Fishlady

Fishlady

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 141 posts
  • 39 thanks
12
Good

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female

Posted 10 March 2019 - 06:17 PM

since you say that you are a farm, are you also subject to the Produce Safety Rule (21 CFR112)? There is special training required for that as well- at least one person on the farm should be qualified by training and/or experience.






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

EV SSL Certificate