FSMA Qualified Individual Training

Course Dates

  • 26 & 27 JUN 2018 - This course is sold out
  • April 10 & 11 2019 At The SCA Expo

The FSMA Qualified Individual Training (PCQI) is a 2-Day course. 

  • 2 DAY FSMA Qualified Individual Training $950 Member / $1150 Non-Member
  • This course will be held during the SCA Expo in the same convention center as the SCA Expo

Any business that introduces food into the commercial food supply chain can ultimately fall under the jurisdiction of the FDA, Food and Drug Administration and need to be compliant with the FSMA, Food Safety Modernization Act.

A coffee business's written food safety plan would be required to include the following:

  1. A hazard analysis that identifies and evaluates the known and reasonably foreseeable risks for a coffee processing, roasting and packaging facility.

  2. Preventative controls must be identified and implemented in response to any risks identified in the hazard analysis to prevent or significantly minimize said risks.

  3. Monitoring procedures must occur, be overseen and documented.

  4. Verification activities must occur to ensure that preventative controls are effective.

  5. Corrective actions must include a written recall plan.

FSMA Qualified Individuals prepare and oversee this entire process for a company.

Numbers 1 and 2 are what is referred to as a HACCP Plan, (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points). Numbers 3 and 4 are part of GMP, (Good Manufacturing Procedures). Number 5 is required for FDA and USDA.

Our FSMA Qualified Individual Training compliments nicely both the curriculum of the SCA Roaster Certificate and the SCA Green Coffee Certificate.

$950.00 usd Member / $1150.00 usd Non-Member

This course will teach you how to be compliant with the FDA's Food Safety Modernization Act in the context of the coffee industry. We will offer special insight and consideration for how to manage the FSMA with cold brew coffee and also how to include roasters working more directly in the supply chain with producers.

Here is a link to the FDA's law, rules and guidance. This 2-Day course will help you be able to provide for the bulleted points above and not be intimidated by the link in the previous sentence.

Course credits to Firedancer Coffee Consultants, Kestrel management and the Academy of Coffee Excellence.

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