LRQA offers live online FDA-Recognized FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food FSPCA Training

This live online FSMA training course provides better understanding of the requirements of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC)

HOUSTON – Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance, Inc. (LRQA), a leading provider of professional assurance services, has expanded its food safety training courses to offer live online FDA-recognized FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food FSPCA training. The course provides a better understanding of the requirements of FDA Standards, Current Good Manufacturing Practices, FDA Compliance, Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls that meet the needs of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food FSPCA Training helps ensure the safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human consumption in the United States and also applies to all non-exempt facilities exporting to the US.

This FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) training course was developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and is the standardized curriculum recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the FSMA employee training requirements for a PCQI.

This FSMA training course is designed with a curriculum which is intended as a FSMA PCQI training tool to assist companies in complying with the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act preventive controls regulations as part of the FSMA final rules. This FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training course is offered live online via LRQA’s unique approach to Virtual Instructor Led Technology. This course is also available for public registration and for private, on-site delivery.

“The consequences of a food recall can have devastating financial impacts for any company,” explains Chris Koci, President. “LRQA’s food safety training courses can help a company on this journey to assure their food products are as safe as possible for the consumer. The best recourse is prevention through developing a strong Food Safety Management System that is supported by highly qualified Preventive Controls Individuals embedded in the organization.”

The course agenda includes training on Current Good Manufacturing Practices; biological, chemical, physical and economically motivated food safety hazards; development and resources for an effective food safety plan; hazard analysis and preventive controls determination (and controls); food allergen, sanitation, and supply-chain preventive controls; verification and validation and record-keeping procedures; recall plan; and extensive regulation overviews. LRQA food safety trainers have extensive industry and auditing experience, are IRCA- and/or Exemplar Global-certified auditors, and have successfully attended and completed the FDA-recognized FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food & Lead Instructor Training course.

LRQA’s FSPCA PCQI training course attendees will receive an FSPCA preventive controls for human food participant manual, and upon successful completion, attendees will receive an FDA-recognized FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual training course certificate.

The first live online course is scheduled for April 18, 2017 with additional dates to be announced.

Additional information about the course can be found at: To request on-site or public training, call 888-877-8001 or contact us at To discuss this course with us in person, visit LRQA exhibit stand 103 at the GFSI Global Food Safety Conference February 28 – March 3, 2017 in Houston, TX.


Notes to editors

Lloyd’s Register (LR) is a global engineering, technical and business services organisation wholly owned by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a UK charity dedicated to research and education in science and engineering. Founded in 1760 as a marine classification society, LR now operates across many industry sectors, with over 9,000 employees in 78 countries.

LR has a long-standing reputation for integrity, impartiality and technical excellence. Our compliance, risk and technical consultancy services give clients confidence that their assets and businesses are safe, sustainable and dependable. Through our global technology centres and research network, LR is at the forefront of understanding the application of new science and technology to future-proof our clients’ businesses.

About LR Management Systems (LRQA)

LRQA is a member of the Lloyd’s Register group. LRQA is a leading independent provider of professional assurance services including assessment, certification, validation, verification and training across a broad spectrum of standards, schemes and customised assurance programmes.

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