Welcome to FSPCA Online
The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) is a broad-based public private alliance consisting of key industry, academic and government stakeholders whose mission is to support safe food production by developing a nationwide core curriculum, training and outreach programs to assist companies producing human and animal food in complying with the preventive controls regulations that will be part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
FSPCA Technical Assistance Network - Food Safety Expert Inquiry Form
Have a question? Use the Food Safety Expert Inquiry Form to submit your question.
FDA released groundbreaking final rules that will help produce farmers and food importers take steps to prevent food safety problems before they occur. The agency also released a Final Environmental Impact Statement on the produce rule’s provisions.
The following information is now available:
FSMA Technical Assistance Network
The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Technical Assistance Network (TAN) is now operational and providing technical assistance to industry, regulators, academia, consumers and others regarding FSMA implementation. Download the FSMA Technical Assistance Network At-a-Glance for details.
October 20, 2015 - FDA Public Meeting on FSMA Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food Final Rules
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration held a public meeting to offer the opportunity for discussion on the recently finalized rules on preventive controls for human and animal foods under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Dr. Robert Brackett will presented an update on FSPCA Education, Outreach and Training. Download the presentation.
October 6, 2015 - FDA’s Strategy for FSMA Training: Public and Private Partners Working Together
The FDA has released its FSMA Training Strategy outlining its evolving vision of how the agency will work with public and private partners on the development and delivery of food-industry training. The strategy outlines the options for those who must comply with the new food safety regulations and introduces the FDA’s partners in promoting training to the global community of food suppliers.
September 10, 2015 - The Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule are now final, and compliance dates for some businesses begin in September 2016.
The preventive controls final rules announced today are the result of an extensive outreach effort, and incorporate thousands of public comments, including valuable input from farmers, consumers, the food industry and academic experts, to create a flexible and targeted approach to ensuring food safety.
For questions about the Preventive Controls regulations for human food and / or animal food, please submit your questions electronically to FDA’s FSMA Technical Assistance Network.
FSPCA Task Timeline (pdf)
September 16, 2015: Process Expo
Dr. Robert Brackett
FSMA: How will it impact your business and how should you prepare?
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October 6, 2015: FAS Stakeholder Meeting
Dr. Robert Brackett
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The Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), in collaboration with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), hosts quarterly webinars to update stakeholders on the progress of the Alliance. 2015 webinars are scheduled for March 12, June 24, September 3 and December 17.
A new webinar service provider is being established, stay tuned for a new registration link. If you previously registered for the December 17 webinar, you will be sent a new webinar link as soon as it is available.
Download past webinar recordings:
Apply to become an FSPCA Lead Instructor
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Already applied? Applications are being actively reviewed. If approved, you will be notified to attend the next available FSPCA Lead Instructor Training Course.
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FSPCA Courses for approved FSPCA Lead Instructor applicants
Human Food courses are being planned over the next few months and will combine the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course with the FSPCA Lead Instructor Training for Preventive Controls for Human Food Course and will be 3 days in length. This combined course will meet the need of approved FSPCA Lead Instructor applicants who are required to take both courses in order to become an FSPCA Lead Instructor.
Save the Date! Tentative schedule of upcoming FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food and FSPCA Lead Instructor Training (Human Food) Combination Courses. - Subject to Change!
|Dates||Location (Venue TBD, unless otherwise noted|
|December 8-10, 2015||GMA; Washington DC|
|December 8-10, 2015||General Mills; Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|January 12-14, 2016||North Carolina|
|January 19-21, 2016||Orlando, Florida|
|February 9-11, 2016||West Coast|
FSPCA Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups
The Continuation Subcommittee met October 9, 2015. Meeting summaries.
Animal Foods Subcommittee
The Animal Foods Subcommittee met October 7-8, 2015. Meeting summaries.
The International Subcommittee met October 2, 2015. Meeting summaries.
Web Presence Subcommittee
The Web Presence Subcommittee met on October 14, 2015. Meeting summaries.
Redline versions of the codified text of the four recently released proposed supplemental rules are now available. The redline versions allow you to see how the proposed codified text has been modified from the original proposal.
Translations of the fact sheets of the four proposed supplemental rules are now available.
The Proposed Rule for Preventive Controls for Food for Animals was released on October 25, 2013 and the comment period ended March 31, 2014. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.