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Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course

Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course
January 22-24, 2019
Northern Crops Institute
Fargo, North Dakota, USA

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: EXTENDED to Friday, January 18th, 2019

The Preventive Controls for Animal Food course is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for animal consumption in the United States. The regulation requires that certain activities must be completed by a “preventive controls qualified individual” who has “successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls, or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.” This course developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

Who Should Attend?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Final Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Foods requires that each facility have a written food safety plan and a hazard analysis that were prepared by a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). This course provides training and a certificate in order to meet the requirements for an individual being recognized as a PCQI.

Does the rule apply to you? Click here to find out.

To learn more about the exemptions from this rule, click here.

The curriculum is designed for industry professionals with responsibility for developing and implementing a company's food safety plans. It is suitable for those working in any area of the facility (quality, sanitation, operations, logistics, maintenance, etc), where food safety plans will be used or where knowledge of the rule will be helpful (sales, marketing, upper management).


IMPORTANT NOTE: Enroll early. This course is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. All courses are contingent upon sufficient enrollment numbers. Do not make travel reservations until NCI confirms that the course will be offered.

Registration Fee is $650.00.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS Friday, January 18th, 2019

Cancellations received after Friday, January 18th, 2019, will be assessed a 10% service fee.

To pay by credit card or with an electronic check for the course, register below:

To pay by check, fill out this form. Mail the form with your check to Northern Crops Institute (address below). Checks must be payable to Northern Crops Institute and drawn on a United States bank.


Northern Crops Institute has reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Fargo. Hotel rooms and meals ARE NOT included in the course registration fee.

Holiday Inn Fargo
3803 13th Ave S., Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: (701) 282-2700
Single Room Rate: $93 + 10.5% tax/night

To book online, click here.

The course is offered in a non-smoking environment. You are welcome to wear casual business attire. If you have questions or special needs (dietary or physical requirements), please contact:

Northern Crops Institute
NDSU Dept. 7400
P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050 USA
Phone: 701-231-7736
Fax: 701-231-7235


Northern Crops Institute is an international center for meeting and learning about crops produced in the four-state region of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. Situated on the campus of North Dakota State University, Northern Crops Institute exists as a forum to bring together customers, commodity traders, technical experts, processors and producers from all points of the globe for discussion, education and technical service programs. Since 1983, the Institute has hosted visitors from more than 135 countries.

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity Institution. This publication will be made available in alternative formats upon request (701-231-7736).