Question: Why do we need HACCP if we are already getting a Preventive Controls certification (PCQI)?
Answer: The Food Safety Modernization Act, or FSMA, focuses on the FDA’s ability to regulate companies that have historically been subject to minimal oversight. The logic and concepts have some basic similarities to HACCP, because HACCP was the foundation for this legislation. However, with the release of the final rule, industry professionals discovered there are many important distinctions in both terminology and requirements. For example, some of the twelve steps of HACCP are not required, only highly recommended, and certain terms have very specific meanings unique to the FSMA legislation.
A Newslow & Associates Food Safety HACCP Plan Development Course offers the opportunity to delve into all 12 steps, aids in compliance with the GFSI-approved food safety scheme of your choice, and teaches practical techniques for program development. HACCP gives us the tools to develop a robust and effective food safety system that satisfies both regulatory and customer requirements. By working through the twelve steps, it is possible to develop a food safety HACCP plan appropriate for any industry or product.
Our classes are unique because we encourage attendees to bring your current Food Safety HACCP Plan with you to the class. Our qualified instructors can answer your questions and will assist you with working on it in the classroom. We offer 100% confidentiality, as well as a kind and supportive environment that is conducive to discussion and learning. We value our attendees and feel that the discussions sparked from real-life examples are always the most valuable part of our training.
Our Food Safety HACCP Plan Development instructors are also PCQIs and Lead Instructors for the FDA-recognized FSPCA Preventive Controls course. We will help you write your program to satisfy both requirements with comments and evaluations from our instructors.
And now, for the very first time, we are offering an unprecedented special incentive for our valued clients to attend both courses and maximize your investment. Anyone who signs up for an FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human or Animal Food course will receive over 50% discount on a Food Safety HACCP Plan Development course! This is the first time in the history of our company that we have offered a package deal like this, so don’t miss out – sign up now! Spots are limited and we will register attendees on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Newslow & Associates’ Food Safety HACCP Plan Development course is approved by the International HACCP Alliance, or IHA. This 20-hour class satisfies the IHA requirement for HACCP training, so the certificate earned upon successful completion of the course curriculum will bear an IHA gold seal. This demonstrates that you have successfully completed an IHA-approved HACCP class in addition to earning the PCQI certification! No matter in which order you choose to take your courses, one will help you prepare for the other.