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NC State Extension

FSMA Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PCQI) Course

Postponed (new date to be determined)
Raleigh, North Carolina

Update (3/16/2020)

Your health and safety is our top priority. Due to the most recent updates and guidance from NC State regarding appropriate operations in the near term, we have decided to postpone the course to a later date. 
If you have any questions about the status of the course or FSMA for animal food, please feel free to reach out to Marissa Herchler. During this time, I am available to help with any food safety plan questions you may have.

For more information about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), please visit the NC State updates page or the CDC online.


One regulation requirement of the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is the development of a food safety plan for facilities required to conduct a hazard analysis and implement preventive controls. Development and implementation of the plan must be done under the supervision of a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI).

This 20-hour training course, following the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA, is taught by certified lead instructors. Individuals successfully completing the course will receive an official certificate from FSPCA.


Animal and Poultry Waste Management Center
4051 Chi Road
Raleigh, NC


Day 1 (10 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Introduction to the Course
Chapter 1: Regulatory Overview and Introduction to the Rule
Chapter 2: Current Good Manufacturing Practice
Chapter 3: Animal Food Safety Hazards

Day 2 (8 a.m.–5 p.m.)

Chapter 4: Overview of the Food Safety Plan
Chapter 5: Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Determination
Chapter 6: Required Preventive Controls Management Components
Chapter 7: Process Preventive Controls

Day 3 (8 a.m.–3 p.m.)

Chapter 8: Sanitation Preventive Controls
Chapter 9: Supply-Chain-Applied Controls
Chapter 10: Recall Plan

Accommodations and Ground Transportation


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Raleigh

Aloft Raleigh

Ground Transportation

It is expected that most participants will drive to the course and provide their own transportation.

Important Scheduling Note

Participants must be present for the entire 20-hour training course to earn a certificate. If you are unable to attend the entire training, please contact Marissa Herchler to make arrangements to make up any missed materials, if possible.

Fees and Registration


Fee per participant $500

Fee includes all course materials (manual, workbook and completion certificate), lunches and breaks/snacks.


Cancellation Notice

If you register and your plans change, please contact Marissa Herchler.

For Additional Information Contact

Marissa Herchler
NC State University
Cooperative Extension Service
Prestage Department of Poultry Science
236 Scott Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7608

Phone: +1 919.515.5396