One week to go: UNPA hosts PCQI training for dietary supplement companies

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The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is launching a new training course, “Preventive Controls Workshop for Dietary Supplements: PCQI Training for Dietary Supplement Companies”, but spaces are limited.

The 2.5-day course will take place July 17-19 in Salt Lake City, and will be taught by former FDA Investigator Larisa Pavlick, UNPA’s VP, Global Regulatory and Compliance. Pavlick is a “preventive controls qualified individual” (PCQI) and completed PCQI Lead Instructor training through the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA).

“In our continuing efforts to raise the bar around industry quality initiatives and to encourage compliance with all federal regulations, UNPA is pleased to offer this important new training to help supplement companies meet the stringent requirements of FSMA,” ​said Loren Israelsen, UNPA president. “And as per FSPCA requirements, only 30 attendees will be able to take advantage of this detailed course offering.”

Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI as required by the FDA as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

A PCQI is a professional that can oversee or perform the preparation of a Food Safety Plan, validation of the preventive controls, records review, reanalysis of the Food Safety Plan, and other activities as appropriate to the product. This person should have successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls.

“This course is an efficient and comprehensive way for dietary supplement company personnel to achieve PCQI certification under FSMA,”​ said Pavlick. ”With the addition of workshop examples specific to the supplement industry, it’s highly targeted and will be of great value to all companies that manufacture dietary supplements or dietary ingredients.”

NutraIngredients-USA​ is sponsoring the training and UNPA members receive a $200 registration discount.

For more information, including the full training agenda, lodging information and to register, please visit​.

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