Q: How can I attend the course where registration is marked as “sold out”? 

A: At times our online HACCP and PCQI courses sell out. This is due to limited number of seats in online live classes. We created “waitlist” on sold out courses. Please join the waitlist to be contacted once seats become available. 

Q: Do you offer consulting and training services in languages other than English? 

A: Yes. Currently we are capable of providing consulting services in Spanish, Polish and Romanian in addition to English. Our training courses are provided in English. HACCP course is also available in Spanish and Polish. 

Q: Do you offer Certificate Courses in Spanish? 

A: Yes, at this point we offer IHA Accredited HACCP Course in Spanish. This course if offered in classroom and online live format via zoom and is equivalent to the English course. to register to Spanish HACCP please use this link: https://bdfoodsafety.com/haccp-training In addition, we are preparing to offer PCQI course in Spanish, starting second quarter of 2024. Check back with us for updates. 

Q: What are Certificate Courses offered by BD Food Safety Consultants LLC

A: BD Food Safety Consultants LLC offer HACCP, PCQI, FSVP, IAVA and Internal Auditor Certificate Courses. Courses are available in person in classroom at our Training Center in Chicagoland / Naperville, IL and in online live format.

Q: Are Certificate Courses (HACCP, PCQI and others) recognized by the government and during 3rd party audits?

A: Yes, all our certificate courses are recognized by FDA, USDA and 3rd party audits including GFSI (SQF, BRC) Certification Audits. PCQI, FSVP and IAVA Courses are FSPCA curricula. HACCP course is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance. Internal Auditor Course is based on ISO 19011:2011 standard.

Q: Can your company help with achieving SQF or BRC certification?

A: Yes. We are registered SQF Consultants in high risk food sector categories. We offer complex assistance with any GFSI audit preparations including writing Food Safety / HACCP Plans, Pre-requisite Programs and other SOPs, monitoring logs, assistance with Food Safety System implementation by training employees on recordkeeping and pre-audit to assure your business is ready for certification audit. We also help with other non – GFSI 3rd party audits including vendor audits.

Q: Does your company help with FSMA Compliance?

A: Yes. BD Food Safety Consultants LLC can help with assuring your business complies with applicable FSMA regulation. We help with Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food, FSVP, Intentional Adulteration, Produce Safety Rule, Traceability requirements under section 204 and any other FDA and USDA regulations.

Q: Can you help with USDA Grant of Inspection and USDA HACCP Compliance? 

A: Yes. We can assist a new or existing business to obtain USDA grant of inspection. We will prepare all documents required for that process including HACCP Plans, SSOPs, GMPs, water potability certificates, etc. We assist businesses through documents submission process and USDA facility inspections. We can also help with HACCP Certificate training required by USDA. Visit us at HACCP Training – BD Food Safety Consultants LLC for class schedule and to register. 

Q: Do you work with food importers on FSVP compliance? 

A: Yes. We assist food importers in development of Foreign Supplier Verification Program including conducting hazard analysis, evaluating and approving foreign suppliers and verification activities. Our firm can assist your business during FDA FSVP compliance inspections. In addition, we offer FSPCA’s FSVP training course for food importers and foreign suppliers. This 1,5 Day certificate course is recognized by FDA. Visit us at FSVP Training – BD Food Safety Consultants LLC for class schedule and to register. 

Q: Can you develop HACCP or Food Safety Plan for food facility? 

Yes. We can develop HACCP that is compliant with CODEX, USDA and FDA regulatory requirements and Food Safety Plans compliant with Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food regulations (21 CFR 117 and 21 CFR 507). We assist not only with Program development but also with implementation and employee training on recordkeeping. 

Q: How to become PCQI – Preventive Controls Qualified Individual?

A: The best way to become PCQI is to attend FSPCA PCQI Certificate course. BD Food Safety Consultants LLC offer PCQI Courses in classroom and online live format. Course takes 2,5 Days (20 hours) to complete and is recognized by FDA as adequate to meet regulatory requirements. Please visit us at  PCQI Training – BD Food Safety Consultants LLC to view class schedule and to register.

Q: Can you develop a risk based Food Defense Plan for FDA compliance? 

A: Yes. We can develop risk based Food Defense Plan with vulnerability assessment and identification of Actionable Process Steps. Our experts will determine mitigation strategies for APSs along with management components and train your staff on monitoring activities and recordkeeping. Aside from that, we offer 1 Day IAVA (Intentional Adulteration Vulnerability Assessment) Course to help individuals to become FDQI (Food Defense Qualified Individual). This is FSPCA’s curriculum recognized by FDA. For class schedule and to register please visit us at IAVA Training – BD Food Safety Consultants LLC

Q: SQF audit requires that internal auditors are trained. Does your Internal Auditor Certificate Course covers that requirement? 

A: Yes. Our Internal Auditor Training Course is based on ISO 19011:2011 and is recognized during most GFSI audits including SQF, BRC, IFS and Primus. This is 1 Day training course. On – site courses at client location come with option of additional half day internal audit at client facility. Visit us at Internal Auditor Training – BD Food Safety Consultants LLC for class schedule and registration. 

Q: I can’t find my certificate from a training course I completed with BD Food Safety Consultants. Can I get a replacement?

A: Yes. We issue replacement certificates for a small fee. Fill out THIS FORM to request replacement certificate. If you are in need of your HACCP certificate, you will need to provide mailing address as these are issued in a hard copy form. Certificate from other courses are issued in electronic form.

Q: Can your business assist with development and implementation of GMPs for Dietary Supplements?

A: Yes. Our experts can help with development of Quality Program for Dietary Supplements for compliance to 21 CFR 111 (CGMPs for Dietary Supplements).

Q: Does BD Food Safety Consultants LLC conduct vendor / supplier audits? 

A: Yes. Our consultants can conduct on – site audit of your suppliers. This includes domestic and foreign suppliers as part of verification activities under FSVP and Supply Chain Program. We follow our own audit criteria that contains regulatory requirements for HACCP and Preventive Controls Food Safety Plans, Pre-requisite Programs and GMPs. Contact us for more details and scheduling. 

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