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NCA PCQI Food Safety Training Course for Coffee

FSMA & Food Safety For Coffee

PCQI Training For Coffee Industry Professionals, By Coffee Industry Experts 

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

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Tuesday, October 8: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday, October 9: 8am – 5pm 
Thursday, October 10: 8am – 12pm

Location: Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH), Bedford Park, IL

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

The NCA PCQI Training, 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.*  (Plus 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:

  • Green coffee
  • Roast and ground coffee
  • Flavored coffee
  • Decaf

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 model food safety plans for coffee and a deeper understanding of the compliance process and how it relates to your manufacturing 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.

Tuesday, October 8: 8am – 5pm
Wednesday, October 9: 8am – 5pm 
Thursday, October 10: 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, August 29, 2019 to qualify for a refund. A $150 administration fee will be deducted. Replacements are always welcome. 

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Here are 5 (of the many) great reasons to attend the NCA 2020 Convention:

1. Networking that's worth your time

One conversation with the right person can change everything.

We've designed our programming for 2020 to ensure that you'll have maximum opportunities to connect with the people you want to meet -- including a networking lunch for everyone, coffee breaks, and nightly social events like our industry happy hour and "Welcome to Texas" kickoff party.

2. Education for the real world

Coffee is complicated -- from market price fluctuation to understanding the latest food science and coffee trends. And, like most things, the best way to learn is to dive in headfirst. This year we've packed our program with dozens of speakers, panels, and educational breakout sessions to help you gain the knowledge and insights that are most relevant to you.

3. Professional development

Developing strong industry leadership is critical for the future of coffee.

Whether you're looking to grow your own career or develop talent within your organization, our Convention provides opportunities to strengthen leadership skills and learn more about the business of coffee - from the Next Generation Council to events where you could meet your next business partner.

4. Industry innovation

Ideas are like coffee - fresh is better.

Find new inspiration to bring back to the office, whether it's from a keynote speaker or exhibitor. Maybe you'll discover the next big thing in coffee - or come up with your own.

5. Get involved

Tap into the (well-caffeinated) energy of the NCA coffee community! Convention offers many opportunities to give back to the industry or local community, make new connections, and discover new ways to collaborate.

Consider signing up for the local Coffee Gives Back day of service, contributing a blog post on your experience, or join the conversation at a breakout session.


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