CFD, Cornell University and Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance offer

FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Food

The Current Good Manufacturing Practice, Hazard Analysis, and Risk-based Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation (also referred to as FSMA or Preventive Controls for Animal Food regulation) is intended to ensure safe manufacturing/processing, packing and holding of food products for human and animal 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 FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA; successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

Where: Cornell University Stocking Hall Room 148 411 Tower Road Ithaca, NY 14853.

When: The following courses are scheduled Click here to register.

  • August 15 - 17, 2017 Registration cutoff 4pm August 4
  • November 7 - 9. 2017 Registration cutoff 4pm October 27

Hours: All courses require 2 1/2 days of classroom instruction, 8 am - 5 pm on Day 1 and Day 2 and 8 am - 12 noon on Day 3. Lunch is provided on Day 1 and 2 only. Morning and afternoon breaks are included with refreshments.  

Certificates: All students seeking a certificate must complete all class time to be eligible. Course materials and certificate fees are included in the course fees. (Refresher Request - for students who have already taken the course but want a refresher - there are options for a reduced fee).

Course Fees: $750

Refresher Course: If you have already taken the course and would like a refesher, click on Refresher Course instead of Register Here for details.

Payment is due at the time of registration. Payment can be made by Check (Mail to: Co-Operative Feed Dealers PO Box 670 Conklin, NY 13748) or Credit Card (Call Michelle Gillette at 607-352-1307).

Cancelations: Payment is refundable, subject to a $100 cancelation fee. Student Substitution is allowed by contacting Michele. Registration defferal (to a future course) can be requested up to 48 hours prior to the course start date. Defferal is granted at the discretion of the instructors. 

Course size is limited to 30 participants (16 participants are required to hold the class). If the minimum is not met 14 days prior to the start of the course, the instructors reserve the right to defer course registrants to a later course.

Logistics: Click here to register and for information on where to stay, eat, park and university maps. 

About the Instructors:

Lead Instructor: Barbara Simeon Certificate #2ca42a12

Barbara Simeon is a FSMA Consultant with Cooperative Feed Dealer’s in Conklin, NY. She has a BS in Accounting and an MBA from Binghamton University. She has over 30 years’ experience in business process analysis and documentation working in defense, utility, import and non-profit sectors. She joined CFD in November of 2015 to focus on the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act and assist CFD members in compliance. She quickly gained knowledge of the Animal Feed industry by completing a Feed Manufacturing Course by The National Grain and Feed Association, AFIA’s “The Feed Industry Institute”, Feed Industry HACCP Training with Department of Soil and Crop Sciences & Office of the Texas State Chemist. She has assisted more than 20 CFD member feed mills in "saying what they do and proving it" working towards compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Email

Assistant Instructor: MacKenzie Waro Certificate #a43b5337. 

MacKenzie Waro is is a Livestock Processing and Marketing Specialist with the Harvest New York team covering the Northern New York counties as well as Otsego and Schoharie counties. She works woth processors, producers and consumers helping identify markets and concepts for marketing of livestock products. She is a graduate of Conell University with a B.S. in Animal Science, along with a M.S. in Environmental Studies from SUNY College of Environmental Science. Email: