Event Details


January 7 - January 9, 2019


2.5 day class


CCE Jefferson County
203 North Hamilton St
Watertown, NY 13601


$725.00 NYS registration fee (prior to 12/18/18)

$880.00 NYS late registration fee (after 12/18/18)

Out-of-state registration is available too.


Cornell University Dairy Foods Extension
Louise Felker

Pre-Registration Deadline: December 18, 2018


Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training: Preventive Controls for Human Food

January 7 - January 9, 2019

Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training: Preventive Controls for Human Food

This 2.5 day Class will fulfill FDA Requirements for FSMA Qualified Individual Training.

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food regulation is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human 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". This course developed by the 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."

Course description provided b y the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance

The course is ideally suited for:
  • Federal Regulators/Inspectors
  • State Regulators/Inspectors
  • Management
  • Production
  • QA/QC
  • Maintenance Personnel
These courses are taught by Lead Instructors trained by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), who have been instructed in how to teach the FDA-recognized standardized curriculum. CCE Harvest NY's Barbara Williams will be one of the instructors at this event.

Registration and payments must be received by Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The course is limited to the first 30 registrants.

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Field Guide: Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables

Arthropod Pests of NYC Vegetables aims to help urban farmers and gardeners find, identify, and understand the most common and important insects and other arthropod pests found in New York City farms and gardens. Some of these pests are rarely mentioned in other guides but are common in NYC. The guide emphasizes scouting tips, including how to identify pests by the damage they leave behind, even when you can't find the insect itself.

This guide was created as a collaboration between Cornell Cooperative Extension's Harvest New York team and the New York State Integrated Pest Management Program.