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Best Answer , 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


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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. 



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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.


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Posted 27 February 2019 - 09:49 PM

Haa your facility ever been inspected by the FDA?


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Posted 28 February 2019 - 07:01 PM

No we have not. 



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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



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Posted 01 March 2019 - 06:47 PM

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



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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.





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