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    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).


    Apply to become an FSPCA Lead Instructor

    Click here or on the blue button in the left navigation pane.

    NOTE: Applications are being actively reviewed by the Alliance Review Committee. We anticipate that multiple PC Course and Train-the-Trainer sessions will be scheduled throughout the fall and winter to accommodate the demand that we have received from individuals interested in becoming FSPCA Lead Instructors. We will notify selected applicants when training dates have been determined.  Please keep checking this page for announcements regarding future training sessions.

    New! FSPCA Downloads

    FSPCA Task Timeline (pdf)

    FSPCA Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Human Food - Draft Training Curriculum Outline (pdf)

    FSPCA Domestic One Page Flyer (pdf)

    FSPCA International One Page Flyer (pdf)

    FSPCA Pilot Sessions

    Guests from academia, state and federal government, industry and industry associations attended FSPCA Pilot sessions held in Maryland, Washington State and Chicago. Overall, the course was deemed well organized and the content clear. Based on Pilot feedback, the materials will be adjusted in preparation for publication of the final rule expected in August 2015.

    FSPCA Presentations

    August 2015

    Purnendu Vasavada presented an FSPCA update at the Artisan Cheese Food Safety forum on August 2.  Over 75 people, including delegates from Canada, Australia and Europe attended. Download the presentation.

    David Fairfield (NGFA) made an FSPCA presentation on August 3 at the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) meeting in Denver. The meeting was attended by over 350 state/federal feed regulatory officials and industry representatives.  The focus of the presentation was on the FSPCA’s animal food activities. Download the presentation.

    Robert Brackett gave an FSPCA presentation to the Institute of Shortening and Edible Oils in Washington, DC on August 4. Download the presentation.

    For past presentations, click here.

    FSPCA Webinars

    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. Click here to register.

    June 24, 2015
    With publication of the final rules expected this August, the FSPCA Quarterly Update Webinars are filling up quickly. Early registration is encouraged. If you were unable to register for the June 24th webinar, you can download the recording here.

    Download past webinar recordings:
    August 24, 2014 | May 12, 2014 | March 12, 2015

    FSPCA Committees, Subcommittees and Working Groups

    Executive Committee
    The Executive Committee met April 21, 2015. Meeting summaries.

    Steering Committee
    The Steering Committee met August 12, 2015. Meeting summaries.

    Editorial Subcommittee
    The Editorial Subcommittee met April 2, 2015. Meeting summaries.

    Continuation Subcommittee
    The Continuation Subcommittee met August 14, 2015. Meeting summaries.

    Animal Foods Subcommittee
    The Animal Foods Subcommittee met July 8-9, 2015. Meeting summaries.

    International Subcommittee
    The International Subcommittee met August 7, 2015. Meeting summaries.

    Web Presence Subcommittee
    The Web Presence Subcommittee met on August 19, 2015. Meeting summaries.


    Supplemental Rules
    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.

    Proposed Supplemental Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food

    Proposed Supplemental Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food

    Translations of the fact sheets of the four proposed supplemental rules are now available.

    Proposed Supplemental Rule for Preventive Controls for Human Food

    Proposed Supplemental Rule for Preventive Controls for Animal Food

    Proposed Rules

    FSMA Proposed Rules, Fact Sheets and Summaries

    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

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