Preventive Controls

Preventive Controls Training

This course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance, uses the curriculum recognized by the FDA for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Training. The training is often necessary because only a PCQI can design, implement and maintain a Food Safety Plan.

Taking a Preventive Controls Course benefits you and your company by:
• Obtaining information and credentials for Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQIs) so they can legally complete activities that must be done only by PCQIs.
• Enabling you to create, implement, or update Food Safety Plans.
• Improving risk management and communication with your suppliers.
• Increasing your confidence in overall food safety management.

Who Should Attend

• Any individual who will design, update or maintain Food Safety Plans
• Any individual assigned to verify or validate Food Safety Plans.
• Purchasing agents needing to assure the safety of suppliers’ products.

Course Options

Preventive Controls for Human Food is a 2.5-day live course which helps you meet the FDA Preventive Controls Rule for Human Food.

Preventive Controls for Animal Food is a 2.5-day live course which helps you meet the FDA Preventive Controls Rule for Animal Food including pet food.

PCQI+HACCP combines materials from both Basic HACCP and Preventive Controls courses. Successful participants receive two certificates from this 3-day event. Please also refer to the descriptions for Preventive Controls and HACCP Training.


HCG has helped me personally and the companies I have worked for with several training topics and certifications. The knowledge of the trainers is second to none. I would recommend your group to any company starting a quality journey of any sort. Great Job over the last 25 years. Keep up the good work.

Edelweiss Enterprises Inc.

HCG has for years been a huge help in our efforts toward continual improvement in food quality.

Pretzelhaus Bakery

Mr. Gioglio presented the materials well and provided examples and vital information from his professional experiences. He allowed ample time for the participants to ask questions, interject comments and offer opinions.

PCQI Student

Cathy is a wonderful instructor who did a great job at training our entire team with HACCP and PCQI. She went straight to the important points and kept us focused with her energy, knowledge and humor!

MillPress Imports LLC

I thought this was very well done. I've done several HACCP and SQF training courses that just put you to sleep. This was informative and entertaining.

HACCP/ SQF Student

Thank you for your support. My employees were impressed with their trainer, Robert. They truly feel they have a better understanding of HACCP and feel more confident as to how to address many different situations and issues that may arise during their day-to-day operations. I appreciate all that HACCP Consulting Group has done to support us.

HACCP Training Client

HACCP Consulting Group, LLC