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PCQI Training Course

Compliance for the coffee industry.

March 21 - 23, 2017
JW Marriott Austin - Austin, Texas

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Unlike other programs that cover all food types and environments – from shrimp to sprouts – the NCA’s PCQI training course is tailored specifically to the coffee industry. 

 New FSMA regulations require that manufactures identify potential hazards (physical, biological, or chemical), and then either (a) declare why they aren’t a problem, or (b) explain how you are addressing them. 

Food safety experts from ToxStrategies will walk you walk through the specific potential hazards associated with coffee, and discuss solutions and mitigation strategies. You don’t have to figure it out for yourself. This means that if challenged by the FDA, you can be confident that your company is following best practices developed by the industry.

The shrimp and sprout class won’t do that.

As part of this unique training, attendees will come away with sample safety plan templates specifically for coffee. This is the foundation for a comprehensive, compliant, and well-supported safety program. 

Additionally, the course will address the Foreign Supplier Verification Program aspects of FSMA – basically, how far up the supply chain you need to look, and how to deal with obligations to assert compliance when so much of the chain is offshore or hidden from view.

Space is extremely limited. Please note that attendees are required by the FDA to be present for the entire course in order to obtain PCQI certificate, and should make travel arrangements accordingly.

Why Attend?

Delivered by qualified experts, this course will help attendees to: 

  • Become a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual
  • Receive your official PCQI certificate
  • Take part in training developed by ToxStrategies, using the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum
  • Learn how to develop a food safety plan
  • Prepare for the new FSMA regulations

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at those seeking to meet the training requirements for PCQI, including:

  • Directors/VP for food safety
  • Maintenance manager
  • Production supervisors & lead
  • Plant manager
  • QA coordinator & manager
  • Safety manager
  • Training supervisor
  • Lead technician
  • Packaging supervisor & manager
  • Regulatory personnel

Schedule & Rates

This 3 day training will be held on:

  • Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, March 22, 2017 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Member Rate $1,850
Non-Member Rate $2,500

In Conjunction With

NCA Convention 2017


NCA Market Research 2018