Announcing EAS Seminar - Preventive Controls for Human Foods (PHCF)

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Preventive Controls for Human Foods Seminar (PHCF) with
Preventive Controls for Qualified Individuals (PCQI) Certification
Using the Official Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Training Curriculum
Recognized by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Presented Virtually
December 2, 7, 9, 14 and 16, 2021
11 am-3 pm US EDT Each Day

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls
for Human Food regulation (referred to as the “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 (PCQI)”. This course, developed by Food Safety Preventive Controls
Alliance (FSPCA) as the “standardized curriculum” is recognized by FDA and successful
completion is a recommended way to meet FDA’s requirement that each food manufacturing
facility producing any type of human food to be sold in the US market have a food safety plan
overseen and managed by a PCQI.
Our seminar will cover detailed scientific and practical information on the hazards associated
with foods, food ingredients, raw materials, packaging and processing as well as the
requirements of the PCHF regulation. Working exercises will test your understanding of the
training material and will include being able to draft certain parts of the PCHF-required Riskbased Hazard Analysis incorporating Preventive Controls.
Upon satisfactory course completion, students will receive an official FSPCA and FDArecognized certificate documenting the successful completion of the training workshop.
Topics for the Preventive Controls for Human Foods Workshop include:
• Food Safety Plans
• Biological Food Safety Hazards
• Good Manufacturing Practices and Other Prerequisite Programs
• Chemical, Physical and Economically Motivated Food Safety Hazards
• Preliminary Steps in Developing a Food Safety Plan
• Resources for Developing Food Safety Plans
• Risk-Based Hazard Analysis with Preventive Controls Determination• Process Preventive Controls
• Food Allergen Preventive Controls
• Sanitation Preventive Controls
• Environmental Monitoring and Hygienic Zoning
• Supply-Chain Preventive Controls
• Verification and Validation Procedures
• Record-Keeping Procedures
• Recall Plans
About Your Instructor:
Elise Forward has more than 20 years’ experience in food safety and quality management,
spanning HACCP plan/food safety plan development, assessment for regulatory compliance of
food safety/HACCP plans, regulatory and private certification audits, supplier management, the
FDA FSVP regulation, allergen management, auditing, recalls, labeling, as well as multiple
GFSI standards, Kosher, organic, fair trade, and sustainability standards. She has worked with
small, medium, and large food manufacturing companies as well as food producers on many
continents. Her passion is food safety and teaching the Preventive Controls training workshops
as well as providing consulting assistance on best practices for supply chain management and
swapping allergen stories.
Registration Fee:
• Certified Family client price: $625
• Regular Registration: $700* (*some discounts may apply)
Discounts include:
• Federal and State Government employees use “Gov50” for a 50% discount*
• Multiple attendees from the same organization use “Group10” for a 10% discount*
*Note: Only one discount code may be used.

About EAS Consulting Group:
EAS Consulting Group, a member of the Certified Group of companies, is a global leader in regulatory
solutions for industries regulated by FDA, USDA, and other federal and state agencies. Our network of
over 150 independent advisors and consultants enables EAS to provide comprehensive consulting,
training and auditing services, ensuring proactive regulatory compliance for food, dietary supplements,
pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, tobacco, hemp and CBD.
Through our alignment with Certified Laboratories, a leading full-service food testing laboratory
servicing the food industry since 1926 (, Labstat, a best in class tobacco, nicotine and vape safety laboratory ( and Labs-Mart, a dietary supplement, vitamin, and
healthy products laboratory, (, EAS can assist you with your regulatory requirements and
challenges, while offering a more robust scope of testing services to meet your organization’s
sophisticated needs.
From strategic product development, toxicology and microbiology assistance, preparation of technical
submissions such as GRAS, Food Additive Petitions, DMFs, NDIs, 510(k)s and more; to FSMA
compliance, expert witness services, due diligence assessments, or support after receipt of a FDA form
483 or Warning Letter, including market withdrawals, recalls and improvement plans with follow-on
mock-FDA inspection audits, EAS offers the detailed knowledge and experience your company requires
to ensure accurate and timely assistance. With our vast expertise in FDA’s policies and enforcement, EAS
is the proven choice for assistance with FDA, product testing and other regulatory solutions.