Who are we?
A group of dedicated people providing support to the food and beverage processing and manufacturing industry. We have “hands-on experience” that allows us to understand the hazards and the risks associated with your processes and pre-requisite programs and, identify, develop and implement procedures to control them effectively. We are consulting, training and auditing processing and manufacturing facilities around the world since 1992. Check the Testimonials and see why so many companies trust on our services.
We are now ready to teach the NEW Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Human Food class following the standardized curriculum approved by the FDA and developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). Contact us to schedule your in-house training!
"Jose - I thought you did a wonderful job and I have told others to take your class rather than wasting time with an advanced HACCP course." / Kathy Balcom / Icicle Seafood / PCQI class in Seattle, WA / October 17-19, 2016
"I attended the Preventive Controls for Human Food course in October, 2016 which was taught by Jose Sabal. Jose is an excellent instructor and I highly recommend him. His method of teaching is such that the class participants become engaged and more than once we did not realize that we had gone past a scheduled break." / Kathy Balcom / Icicle Seafood / PCQI class in Seattle, WA / October 17-19, 2016
"You taught a great class this week. You teaching style and personality allowed me to be immersed into this course. For a professional that is new to the Food industry, thank you very much for your time!!!" Justin Martin / PCQI class in Atlanta, GA / October 6th, 2016.
"Jose’ is my instructor this week for the Preventive Controls for Human Food. He is an awesome instructor and is very knowledgeable of the food industry." "Again I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your class last week. It's a lot to take in but you made it very enjoyable." Maggie Smith / Viand Group / May 17th to 19th, 2016.
"I wanted to thank you for a great HACCP training class. Your practical approach of explaining the reasons behind the HACCP principles is very innovative and refreshing. I appreciated the time you took to explain the connection between a HACCP plan and the government regulations and available supporting resources." Laurel S / IHA HACCP class / May 24th and 25th, 2016.
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October 16th, 2016
August 24th, 2016
May 27th, 2016
FSMA rule # 7: The "Focused Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration" has been finalized and published in the Federal Register, Volume 81, number 34165 (81FR 34165) / 21 CFR 121. Implementation due date: July 27th, 2019 (Three years) for companies with more than 500 employees. Companies less than 500 employees due date is July 27th, 2020 (Four years), and Companies with less than $10 million/year in sales of food will need to comply by July 27th, 2021. Exemptions are described in 21 CFR 121.5.
April 6th, 2016
FSMA rule # 6: The "Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food" has been finalized and published in the Federal Register, Volume 81, number 20091 (81 FR 20091) / 21 CFR 1, Subpart O. Implementation due date: June 6th, 2017 (One year) for businesses other than small business. Small businesses will have until June 6th, 2018 (Two years).
November 27th, 2015
FSMA rule # 3: The "Standards for the Growing, Harvesting, Packing, and Holding of Produce for Human Consumption: Final Rule" was published in the Federal Register, Volume 80, Number 228 (80 FR 74547) / 21 CFR 112. Implementation due date: November 27th, 2016.
FSMA rule # 4: The "Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) for Importers of Food for Humans and Animals: Final Rule" was published in the Federal Register, Volume 80, Number 228 (80 FR 74340) / 21 CFR 1, Subpart L. Implementation due date: May 30th, 2017.
FSMA rule # 5: The "Accreditation of Third-Party Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications: Final Rule" was published in the Federal Register, Volume 80, Number 228 (80 FR 74650) / 21 CFR 1, Subpart M. Implementation due date: May 30th, 2017.
September 17th, 2015
FSMA rule # 1: The "Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food; Final Rule" was published in the Federal Register, Volume 80, Number 180 (80 FR 55907) / 21 CFR 117. Implementation due date: September 19th, 2016 for companies with more than 500 employees. Companies less than 500 employees due date is September 19th, 2017 and Companies with less than $1 million/year will need to comply by September 19th, 2018.
FSMA rule # 2: The "Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Animal Food; Final Rule" was published in the Federal Register, Volume 80, Number 180 (80 FR 56169) / 21 CFR 507. Implementation due date for the implementation of the Current Good Manufacturing Practices: September 17th, 2016. The remaining subparts must be in place by September 19th, 2017.
Want more FSMA information?, go to the FSMA Rules & Guidance for Industry
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