Advanced FSMA Workshop


  • FSNW presenters are not just trainers or academics!  We are all food safety practitioners with years of hands-on practical experience in food safety and food defense.
  • We have working experience in numerous food processing sectors, from soup to nuts to french fries to seafood!
  • Our training materials are current and updated regularly.
  • You will receive a richer learning experience than taking an on-line courses, with plenty of time to interact with instructors and to ask questions in person about FSMA regulations and guidances.
  • FSNW uses interactive technology in combination with training materials, to liven up our courses!


The Advanced FSMA Workshop is a one day overview of key FSMA regulations applicable to FDA-regulated food and dairy processing and food transportation operations. In addition, we developed this course  for those persons having completed Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) training,  and needing a more in- depth understanding  of the Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) regulation, in order to build  effective Food Safety Plans and oversee other requirements.

FDA has updated or revised many of the regulatory requirements and even compliance dates since the time many industry personnel took the FSPCA PCHF course. This includes the “Hazard Analysis & Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Human Food Guidance,”, which contains a key resource for conducting a hazard analysis and compiling a food safety plan: “Appendix 1- Potential Hazards for Foods and Processes” .  Participants will not only learn how to work with this important guidance, but will also become familiar with the “Policy Regarding”, “Solely Engaged”, “Describing a Hazard”, “Human Food By-Products”, and other important guidance documents, updates, and compliance deadlines impacting implementation of 21 CFR 117, the PCHF rule. Other important FSMA regulations covered in depth include the Sanitary Transport Rule, Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration (Food Defense) rule, Foreign Supplier Verification (FSVP), and the Whistle Blower provision.   Team exercises are incorporated in the course to enhance the learning experience.



1.   Provide an update on several key FSMA Regulations:  PCHF, PCAF, Intentional Adulteration, FSVP, Sanitary Transport, and Whistle Blower

2.  Take a deep dive into the human food preventive controls regulation, 21 CFR 117,  including by-products for animal food

3.  Better understand the multitude of complex guidance documents that explain application of the PCHF rule

4.  Learn how all these rules apply to regional manufacturers, including raw commodity packing, dairy processing, and potato processing.

5. Simplify the task of regulatory compliance

6 .Have a positive learning experience!




  • Build on your PCQI knowledge by learning new FDA guidances
  • Enhance your professional development and upgrade your resume with a new certificate
  • Facilitate your company’s compliance with relevant FSMA regulations
  • We use the latest interactive participant engagement technologies to ensure this will be a meaningful and enjoyable learning experience!



  • Food safety managers
  • Plant managers and supervisors
  • QA/QC managers, supervisors, and technicians
  • Regulatory and public health personnel
  • Auditors from certification bodies
  • Supply chain managers




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Each course participant will receive:

  • Workshop manual.
  • Interactive team exercises
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Full beverage (coffee, tea, herbal tea, soft drinks, juice) and snack service



Cost: Early Bird* Registration- USD $428

          Regular Registration-      USD $475

* Early Bird Registration 10% discount offered to the first 10 participants to register on the Early Bird Waiting List!

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    1. Overview of FSMA Regulations
    2. Facility Registration
    3. Preventive Controls for Human Food and Animal Food Rules
      •  Hazard Analysis Resources- CFIA Hazard Data Base;  FDA Hazards and Controls Guide
      •  FDA Guidance Documents- Human Food By-Products for Animals, “Policy Regarding”, “Describing a Hazard”, “Solely Engaged    Exemptions”,  “Customer Provisions”, and  “Supply Chain”
    4. Intentional Adulteration Mitigation Rule (Food Defense)
    5. Sanitary Transport Rule
    6. Foreign Supplier Verification Program
    7. Whistle Blower Provisions
    8. FDA Inspections and Compliance -Compliance Dates,  Readiness Audits, Gap Assessment Checklists, BRC Self Assessment Tool, Proprietary Processes, Records Access, , Finding Rules & Guidance Documents
    9. Team Exercises:  FSMA Overview, Raw Material and Ingredient HA using FDA and CFIA databases, Vulnerability Assessment, and Whistle Blower Provision


Day 1            Awareness, Principles, and Regulations

8:00 am           Welcome, Introductions, Agenda Review, Expectations

8:10 am           Part 1: Overview of Food Defense (Awareness Training)

8:45 am           Part 2: Principles of Food Defense

9:30 am           Part 3: Conducting Vulnerability Assessments

10:30 am         Break

10:45 pm         Part 4: Identifying and Explaining Mitigation Strategies

12:00 pm         Lunch

12:45 pm         Part 4: Mitigation Strategies- Exercises (continued)

2:30 pm           Break

2:45 pm           Part 5: The FDA IA Rule

3:45 pm           Part 6: Food Defense Plans

4:15 pm           Part 7: Implementing and Reanalyzing the Food Defense Plan

5:00 pm           Wrap Up and Adjourn


Day 2        Building Food Defense Plans- Group Work Sessions

8:00   am         Review Session: Day 1 Materials- Principles, IA Regulation,

Vulnerability Assessments, Mitigation Strategies, Mitigation Strategy Management, Reanalysis

10:30 am         Break

10:45 am         Group Work Sessions:   Food Defense Plans

11:30 pm         Vulnerability Assessment- Team Presentations

12:00 pm         Lunch

12:45 pm         Group Work Sessions (continued)

1:45  pm          Mitigation Strategy – Team Presentations

2:15  pm          Break

2:30  pm          Group Work Sessions (continued)

3:30  pm          Management of Mitigation Strategies- Team Presentations

4:30  pm          Wrap Up, Critique, & Adjourn


“Jeff Kronenberg has played a key role in ensuring Trident Seafoods’ ongoing compliance with FDA’s FSMA rules.  Most recently, Jeff developed a two day training, Practical Food Defense Workshop, which will help to ensure our facility plans are compliant with FDA’s Intentional Adulteration rule.   I wholeheartedly endorse Jeff as a trainer and we look forward to our next opportunity to work with him.” 

John Boyce; Director of Training & Development, Trident Seafoods Corporation


“The activities helped increase awareness in gaps in knowledge.” 

Calista Newman; The Amalgamated Sugar Company