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WSU will be offering “Basic Food Sanitation”, “Produce Rule” and “current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)”, FSPCA (Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance) –Preventive Controls for Human Food Training courses.

Visit for online registration and additional information. Please ensure that you are a state of Washington small/medium sized specialty crop grower or processor before registering for this training. Fee: $200 includes refreshments, lunches, and certificate.

This training is heavily subsidized by the WSDA’s support through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, FDA Cooperative Agreement, and WSU Extension.  The market value of these trainings typically run from $600 to $1200 per person. This training is directed towards small and medium sized Specialty Crop growers and processors in the State of Washington.

Small processor – gross annual sales of $500,000 and under

Mid-sized processor – gross annual sales of $500,000 to $5 Million

Large processor – gross annual sales of over $5 Million


This 2.5 day course has been designed by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) in collaboration with the FDA. It is currently the only course recognized by FDA at present in meeting their requirements.

Lead Instructors for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course will be teaching this course. Claudia Coles is with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, and a FSPCA Steering Committee Member and Dr. Girish Ganjyal is the Extension Food Processing Specialist at Washington State University.

By successfully completing this course, you will meet the requirements as a FSPCA Preventive Controls Qualified Person who can manage a food safety preventive controls program in accordance with the Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls Rule of the US Food and Drug Administration.


Locations & Dates:

December 13 – 15, 2016

February 13 – 15, 2017

April 11-13, 2017

Quality Inn

1700 S Canyon Rd.

Great Northern Room

Ellensburg, WA 98926-9739


Call hotel for room rate and mention FSPCA Training.

Ensminger Pavilion – WSU

445 Lincoln Dr.

Pullman, WA 99164

*Parking Passes will be needed and passed out the first day.

Local Hotels are Residence Inn and Holiday Inn Express – no room rates

FDA Offices

Cascadia Training Room

22215 26th Ave. SE

Bothell, WA 98021


Many hotels in the area – no room rates

For questions, please contact Cathy Blood, WSU Event Coordinator,<> or 509-335-2845.

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