The Fastest Route To FSMA Compliance
(1) Each Morning Session Will Be Dedicated To The Formal PCQI Training - At The End Of The Week You Receive Your PCQI Certification
(2) Each Afternoon We Focus On Implementation And With Our Help You Will Write All The Required Procedures In Your Company's Format
(3) Based On Our Model, You Will Create Your Personal Implementation - Planning Any Remaining Actions In Detail
(4) Work One-On-One with an Expert To Get Help Exactly Where You Need It
(5) Be FSMA Compliant In Days Where Other Programs Leave You Swimming!
(you don’t need to be a regulatory specialist – we’ll break everything down to the essence and bring it in an understandable way)
à 99% Of All The Others Offering Courses Provide The FDA Approved Material Alone – Which Is A Standard Program, With No Templates And No Additional Help!
- November 5th - 5th 2018: Holten, Netherlands
- November 26th - 30th 2018: San Diego, California
- January 7th -11th 2019: Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
- February 18th - 22nd 2019: Holten, Netherlands
- March 18th - 22nd 2019: Phoenix, Arizona
- April 22nd - 26th 2019: Holten, Netherlands
- May 27th - 31st 2019: Portland, Maine
As soon as you register, you will get access to the online platform and you can enter the date and location of your choice.
If the option of your choice is fully booked, we will reimburse you for the full 100% or you can choose another date and location.
“Very good course that has a lot of practical information and tools.”
“When I first met Rob and Kitty, I knew we should work together as their program is really remarkable and adds so much value!”
“Well structured, easy to understand, provides useful additional materials which will help to implement easily the FSMA requirements, prompt response by trainers on each question/ issue.”
Looking at all the detail which is in the various FSMA rules you, like almost everybody else, cannot but feel overwhelmed. Do you have no clue where to start? Are you frustrated already just by looking at the task at hand and almost afraid and anxious about what you're going to do?
If your company would face severe penalties or even closure for several weeks if not months (in case your company is based in the United States) – what would that mean to the short-term survival of your company?
Or if your company gets blacklisted for 3 years for exporting to the USA – would that hurt your company’s profits? What is the amount of turnover your company generates with US-based customers? Would your company still be profitable if you would all of a sudden lose these customers?
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a major overhaul of the USA legislation for food and feed production facilities as well for farms. FSMA consists of various rules and most of these rules are already in force or will become in force soon. The only area where the USA government has given some addition time towards compliance is in the area of food defence and intentional adulteration.
Are you responsible for quality and food safety at a food production facility? Are you located in the USA or producing products which are shipped to the USA? Then FSMA compliance is a must for your facility! Are you sure that your facility is 100% FSMA compliant? Facilities that are found not to be compliant in line with the compliance dates as published by the FDA will face severe fines and might be shut down.
The live FSMA Masterclass is the fastest and surest way to FSMA compliance. You won’t need to spend hours and hours reading through all the rules and searching the internet for resources to use. We have brought it all together for you in one, live course.
FSMA also applies to farms and food or feed production facilities located in the USA or shipping food stuff or feed to the USA. The latter impacts a lot of facilities outside the USA. FSMA aims to safeguard food safety of all food and feed sold in the USA. Hence, it requires any producer or grower – also those who are abroad – in the ENTIRE food chain to follow the rules as laid down by FSMA.
In detail this means that even if your facility itself is not exporting food products to the USA, but your customer (or for that matter your customer’s customer) is doing so, your facility still needs to comply with many aspects of FSMA.
Is your facility located in the USA or is your facility directly supplying food or feed to the USA? If the answer is yes, then FSMA compliance is a must. If your facility is located outside the USA and you are not exporting directly to the USA, are you sure none of your customers is either? If your facility ends up on the FDA black-list, exporting to the USA will be nearly impossible for the next 3 years.
The live FSMA Masterclass is set-up in such a way that it clearly distinguishes between facilities that are in the USA and those that are not – for the latter a reduced set of rules apply. So, by using the live FSMA Masterclass you will know exactly what to do and make the best use of your time and resources.
liveFSMA is truly one of the biggest changes in food safety related legislation of the last 50 years. FSMA consists of multiple rules and is an incredibly big piece of legislation with a lot of text and details to be interpreted. Just the shear amount of text puts a lot of people off from even trying to get FSMA compliant without using expensive consultants telling them what to do.
Do you have difficulties to translate all the details of the various FSMA rules to your own organization? Next to understanding all the FSMA rules, the FDA has created a wider network of public partnerships, providing a lot of additional information which is equally complex as the FSMA rules themselves. This makes finding concise and easy to understand information even more difficult.
The live FSMA Masterclass not only provides the formal FSPCA approved training, but it also gives a clear overview of all the FSMA rules in layman’s terms and brings FSMA down to its real essence. As part of the live FSMA Masterclass you will write all the procedures you need - so you can be sure that your facility becomes FSMA compliant, fast and efficient.
Most likely you’re thinking: “FSMA looks daunting and difficult to get your mind around, let alone implement without a massive amount of help. How can a one week program do all that for me?”
Of course, you want to make sure that we know what we’re doing! Next to Food Safety Experts we also have a consulting and interim management business. For our clients we had to follow all major changes in legislation in the countries our customers operate in. As a result, we have already followed the FSMA legislation for several years, researched all the material, implemented FSMA requirements in dozens of companies and have written a book on FSMA that will be published soon.
The formal PCQI training will be delivered by a certified PCQI trainer as part of the morning sessions of the one week program.
So, yes – we are knowledgeable on FSMA and are in the ideal position to help you through our live FSMA Masterclass course. Well - let us explain why our live FSMA Masterclass is truly the easiest and swiftest way to FSMA compliance…
Easy To Understand Overview
The live FSMA Masterclass will give you a complete overview of all the FSMA rules, the requirements and exceptions in layman’s terms. You do not need to have a background in regulatory affairs of food law to understand the FSMA Masterclass material.
As part of the live FSMA Masterclass, you will get access to our online FSMA Masterclass as well. In the online FSMA Masterclass, each lesson starts out with an overview of the material and the relevant legislation, due dates and exceptions. This way you will always have the bigger picture in mind when going through the more detailed material.
Templates Of All Relevant Procedures And Forms
We have spent a considerable amount of time evaluating a wide range of available templates for procedures and forms and have selected those which are easy to implement and are not overly complex. The only thing you need to do is to take the templates, insert these into your company’s format and edit the final details of the documents to get to the final version of your procedures and forms. During the live FSMA Masterclass, we will even work with you to get this done as part of the course.
You literally will be able to have all the procedures and forms that you must have for full FSMA compliance ready in two days of work!
You Will Be PCQI Certified By The End Of The Week
Each morning you will receive the official FSPCA certified training and as a result you will be PCQI certified as an individual by the end of the week! Next to this all the official, FDA approved training material is included in the online FSMA Masterclass as well. This way you do not need to search for it yourself and you can review it at your leisure.
Next to providing the formal training slides, we have also included the official small company guidance documents as well as all the links to the official training video’s for employees and their managers and much, much more.
We Help You Write Your Procedures And Create Your Own Plan
An integral part of the live FSMA Masterclass is help during the afternoon sessions during which you will write all the required procedures in your company's format.
We even help you to create your personal implementation plan with any remaining actions in Excel, which makes it easy to share with others in your organization and use it as a project management tool.
Convincing others in your organization, including management is important as well. Before, during and after the implementation of the new FSMA requirements in your facility it is important to know what people to involve, what people to keep informed and where and how to create the buy-in that you need to be successful. For this reason we have included one of our stakeholder management tools into the live FSMA Masterclass. The approach will help you define your stakeholders and manage them throughout the process of FSMA implementation.
If you feel unsure on this, we also offer an online version of the FSMA Masterclass as well - however this does not include PCQI certification! Click here if you are interested in the online FSMA Masterclass.
Up To Date Information
As part of the deal, you will have life-time access to our e-learning platform, enabling you to always revisit the material when required. From our side, we’ll keep the material updates as changes are made by the USA government in the details of the various FSMA rules in years to come.
The additions / changes will be reflected in newly added (sub)lessons, so it is always easy for you to stay on top of any changes when these will occur.
1 Hour of 1-on-1 Coaching To Help You
Doing everything on your own is difficult. Even if you have a good structure to help you in terms of creating your personal implementation plan. As in most projects, there will be times when you get stuck. That’s the reason why we spend each afternoon focused on implementation and we will help you overcome any obstacles you might be facing.
And that's why we’re excited to personally invite you to join us in...
Sometimes, something new appears, that breaks the mold of everything that came before it. And that's precisely what the live FSMA Masterclass is doing in the world of FSMA Training and Compliance.
You see, the official, FDA approved training programs just give you information, and we both know most people won't succeed with information alone! Furthermore: many of the trainers of these official training programs never implemented procedures in a company to get FSMA compliant.
All in all, you need a complete approach and strategy that works, but you also need access to experts, tools and templates, a good plan that works, coaching and support to get to the finish line. In other words, you need real education!
We've designed the live FSMA Masterclass to provide all of that. Our live FSMA Masterclass is built on a special model which will guarantee FSMA Compliance to your facility. The model has five building blocks and is shown below:
Each morning during the week you will receive the formal FSPCA approved PCQI training - and as a result you will be PCQI certified as an individual at the end of the week.
Each afternoon, you will work on implementation based on our online FSMA Masterclass material and templates. By the end of the week you will walk out with a complete set of procedures in your company's format and a clear remaining action plan to be FSMA complaint.
We spent over 200 hours just collecting all the information which is part of the online FSMA Masterclass.
Click here for a brief overview of the entire curriculum, laid out for you.
Phew... that's a lot to cover!
But don't worry, the course will guide you step by step and you will create your own personal implementation plan which will also grow step by step.
Next to this you will have life time access to the course material, so you can always revisit certain sections if necessary. On top of that we will keep the material up-to-date when changes occur in FSMA legislation.
So, those are your options. And every one of them is a legitimate path that will lead you somewhere.
As you'll notice with each of them, they're expensive, time-consuming, and results aren't guaranteed...
You see, as expensive, long and challenging as those paths might be, they can still lead to success.
After all, those options HAVE worked for other people so far- except for the last option. And in those scenarios, where the desired outcomes were achieved, you can bet they were worth it!
Companies routinely spend tens of thousands of dollars on high-paid consultants, and get serviced by the most junior consultant in the office...
...and when they succeed, they happily say that it was worth every penny.
Think about it...
If you would be able to do it all by yourself, with your team in just a few weeks or months and at a fraction of the cost? Wouldn’t that be great?
Of course it would!
Your boss will even recognize you for it as very often these type of regulatory changes have a major impact on companies and management is already gearing up to be facing these big consulting company bills…
But here’s your chance to do it different this time:
If that’s too much in one go, you can opt for the 6-month payment plan and pay 4 times $900.
Sometimes it just does not work - the timing is not right our you cannot invest a big sum of money. This is why we have create two online versions of the FSMA Masterclass. The only item we cannot include online at the moment is formal FSCPA approved PCQI certification.
Join The Online FSMA Masterclass
The online FSMA Masterclass encompasses all the essentials:
- All the official training materials
- 9 hours of on-line training modules explaining everything you need to know on FSMA
- Hands-on templates for you to use and create your own procedures
- A tool to help you build you personalized implementation plan
- 1 hour of 1-on-1 coaching to ensure you get where you want to be: FSMA complaint.
The price for the online FSMA Masterclass is just $597 - you have the option to pay in 4 monthly payments as well.
Online FSMA Masterclass With Additional 1-on-1 Coaching Time
If you feel that 1 hour of 1-on-1 coaching might be too short to help you out, there is an option to upgrade the program and get in total 6 hours of 1-on-1 coaching.
You can decide when to use that coaching time, it can be all in one go or 2 times 3 hours or 6 times one hour. The flexibility is all yours!
You can even ask us to perform task for you as part of the 6 hours of coaching, so you will have your own expert working for you.
Of course the price for this will be higher, but in comparison to other options this is still a no brainer.
We've covered a lot of ground so far. To recap, here's what you'll get:
• PCQI certification at the end of the week.
• A complete set of procedures and forms in your company's format at the end of the week.
• A personal implementation plan - designed to suit your unique situation and needs - there's no guessing which strategies apply to you!
• Support from your dedicated FSMA Masterclass coach, who's available during all course days.
• Lifetime access to the online FSMA Masterclass and future additions to the program.
• Coffee, tea, drinks and lunch during each course day.
And you have our commitment to work as hard as you do to make sure you succeed.
Course Title: FSMA Live Masterclass
Course Level: Advanced
Course Duration: 5 days
Course Language: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish
Official Degree At End Of Course: Precentive Controls Qualified Individual
Learning Objective: Implement FSMA requirements, learn FSMA essentials and become PCQI certified individual
Target Audience: Quality and Food Safety Professionals who wish to implement all FSMA requirements for their organization
Required Prior Education: College or higher with food / biology background
Implementation Time: 2 weeks
Course Materials: all included in the online course
Certificate: Course Completion Certificate + PCQI certificate (FSPCA)
You're about to make an important decision.
Joining the live FSMA Masterclass is an investment... not just in terms of the money (which is pretty trivial, considering what is on offer here), but also of your time, energy, and attention.
I want you to make the decision that's best for YOU, which is why I've compiled this list of the most frequently asked questions from the thousands of people who've reached out to us. I hope you'll find the answers you need to make an informed decision.
I Don’t Know How To Project Manage This!
Overlooking all the necessary steps to come for full FSMA compliance is difficult for most managers. Therefore, we help you create your personal implementation plan as part of the live FSMA Masterclass. The personal implementation plan is Excel based and contains tailored guidelines and tips for each lesson, based upon which you will create your personal implementation plan. Next to this you will even get 1 hour of 1-on-1 coaching as part of the course, so if project management is your weak spot, we can help you on that as well in person.
Must I Have A PCQI Certification?
The short answer is: it depends on your experience as a Quality Manager. As a rule of thumb, you can say that if you have five years or more experiences as a Quality Manager in your current (or similar) position, using our online FSMA Masterclass together with your experiences as substantiation towards PCQI Qualification will work. If not, you should either get a separate FSCPA approved course to become PCQI certified or you can join our 5-day, live FSMA Masterclass and walk out after those 5 days with a complete set of procedures tailored to your facility, PCQI certified (approved by the FDA) and with a remaining action plan which is also tailored to your facility.
It's Too Much To Get My Mind Around!
FSMA contains a lot of legal texts and jargon that is not necessary your everyday language. In the on-line FMSA Masterclass we explain all the details in layman’s terms, and you will have a clear understanding of all the FSMA requirements. Moreover, we help you create your own high level overview and detailed implementation plan as well, so in the end you will have all the insight you need to come to an effective and efficient FSMA implementation in your facility.
I Have Difficulties Implementing All This By Myself!
As part of the FSMA Masterclass, you will get templates for swift and easy implementation, including your detailed personalized implementation plan. Usually this will be sufficient. For those who are really struggling freeing up enough time, we offer a different approach: you can get access to our Creating Time Program – this is a program which helps managers work in a more time efficient manner and save a least 1 hour per day. Click here for more information. If you decide you need the Creating Time Program as well, next to the FSMA Masterclass, we will give you a 50% discount on this program.
Is It Just Theory And Do I Still Need To Find All The Details Myself?
No, the live FSMA Masterclass gives you an overview of all the FSMA rules, so we have to focus on the things that really matter. Next to this you will get all the templates for procedures and forms, we’ll explain exactly what to do, help you build your personal implementation plan. If access to other websites is required, we share all the relevant links with you as part of the course.
It Is Difficult To Convince Management To Spend Money on FSMA!
Management will always look at investments and related profit. We need to put this into perspective here. First of all, any company must be compliant to the law, so if you are located in the USA it is a no-brainer and if you are located outside the USA but supply goods to the USA, you are held to this law as well. In the end your USA-based customer(s) will enforce FSMA compliance. Ask your boss the amount of profit that is made on USA-based customer(s) and relate this to the price of the on-line FSMA Masterclass. This will make your discussion very easy.
I Can’t Afford The FSMA Masterclass!
Don’t pay for it yourself, the FSMA Masterclass is the fastest route towards FSMA compliance. Ask your boss to pay this course for you. In the end you must be compliant. You can even show the first steps of the live FSMA Masterclass to your boss – it’s free! We have priced the FSMA Masterclass at a very low price-level compared to others. We are able to do so because the program is on-line and uses the efficiencies of internet-based technology. If you still think you can’t afford it, have a look at the payment plan option. Rather than paying the full amount in one go, you can spread the payments over several months.
In case you are working for a local company in a developing country and you must pay for the course personally, we might have a scholarship option for you. We have a limited amount of scholarships available throughout all of our programs. The scholarship means that we will give you a huge discount on the price and you will be able to afford this program. Send us an email if you feel you are eligible for a scholarship. You can send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here's The Real Question: How Quickly Do You Want To Be FSMA Compliant?
Now that you know how much the FSMA Masterclass can benefit you, it’s time to take action.
We've expressed the value of the live FSMA Masterclass as clearly as possible and we are sure you've seen the potential it can have for you and the company you work for.
And we hope you feel like you can trust us to guide you through all the changes you need to implement in your organization. We've spent a huge amount of our time and money developing the strategies and processes you'll learn in the course.
We've explained to you exactly what will happen when you decide to join.
If you still have questions after reviewing all the information this webpage, just send us an email on email@example.com and we’ll get back to you by the next business day.
We are there to help you succeed!
Rob Kooijmans & Kitty Apples
Food Safety Experts