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NCA PCQI Food Safety Training Course for Coffee

FSMA & Food Safety

PCQI Training For Coffee Industry Professionals 

Register now for the NCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Training — featuring coffee-specific examples and model food safety plans.

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October 9 - 11, 2018

Institute for Food Safety and Health  (IFSH)
6502 S Archer Rd  |  Bedford Park, IL 60501

Discounted room rates available at Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge (based on availability)

A good cup of coffee should be complex. Keeping up with compliance shouldn’t be.

The NCA PCQI Training Course, in partnership with ToxStrategies, offers coffee companies simple solutions, practical guidance, and tailored templates for navigating new FSMA rules.

Get access to top-tier food safety expertise and personalized feedback - at a fraction of the cost of hiring a licensed consultant.*  (And in addition to the time and emotional energy you’ll save making sense of the latest regulations.) 

Attendees will come away with exclusive model food safety plans created specifically for coffee, which is the foundation for a comprehensive, informed, and well-supported safety program

Industry model food safety plans include:

  • Roast and ground coffee
  • Flavored coffee
  • Decaf
  • Instant/soluble coffee

Additionally, the course will address the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) 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 and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

*Comparable consultant costs estimated at upwards of $10,000 

Why Attend?

Every food facility’s management team must include an individual certified as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) to comply with the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

This training will familiarize you with FSMA and how it relates to coffee – from knowing what to look for (and where), to meeting compliance standards. In this comprehensive and accessible workshop, food safety experts from ToxStrategies will walk you through potential hazards, and discuss effective solutions and mitigation strategies.

You will come away with practical resources you can bring to work, and a working understanding of the compliance process. 

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

Attendees are required by the FDA to be present for the entire course to become certified and attendees should make travel arrangements accordingly.

Tues., Oct. 9th: 8am – 5pm
Weds., Oct. 10th: 8am - 5pm 
Thurs., October 11th: 8am - 12pm


NCA Member Rate: $1,499
Non-Member Rate: $2,499


Discounted room rates available at Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge (based on availability).

Chicago Marriott Southwest at Burr Ridge
1200 Burr Ridge Pkwy, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
(630) 986-4100

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Cancellation & Refund Policy

Cancellations must be received in writing by the end of business Thursday, September 13, 2018 to qualify for a refund. A $150 administration fee will be deducted. Replacements are always welcome. 

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