Overview of the Safety Team Form:

Use this section to list the safety team members that are responsible for the safety of your company's food products.

The responsibilities of the Food Safety Team include:

  • Develops, documents, maintains and reviews the Food Safety/HACCP Plan
  • Oversees implementation of the Food Safety/HACCP Plan
  • Ensures personnel are trained to carry out their responsibilities


Where is the Form Located?

Click on your email address in the upper right corner.  Select "Settings".  Select "Safety Team" in the left side menu.  


Safety Team Form Instructions:

The team should consist of individuals with different specialties and experience with the facility's processes and procedures.

The food safety team should include members who are directly involved with the plant's daily operations, and may include personnel from maintenance, production, sanitation, quality assurance, engineering, purchasing and laboratory.


Safety Team Form Tips:

You may want to consider having a trained auditor as part of the Safety Team. This person can also be used to do internal plant audits as well as being part of a Supplier approval team.

If suppliers make a change to the ingredients that they provide, the food safety team should be informed to allow reanalysis to determine if changes are needed to the Food Safety Plan or supply-chain program.

The Safety Team should include a PCQI (Preventive Controls Qualified Individual).


21 CFR 117.3 - Definitions:

PCQI - A qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.

Qualified Auditor means a person who is a qualified individual as defined in this part and has technical expertise obtained through education, training, or experience (or a combination thereof) necessary to perform the auditing function as required by 117.180(c)(2). Examples of potential qualified auditors include:

  • A government employee, including a foreign government employee; and
  • An audit agent of a certification body that is accredited in accordance with regulation in part 1, subpart M of this chapter.


CFR 117.180 - Requirements applicable to a PCQI and a qualified auditor.

(c)(1) To be a preventive controls qualified individual, the individual must have successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls at least equivalent to that received under a standardized curriculum recognized as adequate by FDA or be otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system. Job experience may qualify an individual to perform these functions if such experience has provided an individual with knowledge at least equivalent to that provided through the standardized curriculum. This individual may be, but is not required to be an employee of the facility.

(c)(2) To be a qualified auditor, a qualified individual must have technical expertise obtained through education, training, or experience (or a combination thereof) necessary to perform the auditing function.

(d) All applicable training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls must be documented in records, including the date of the training, the type of training, and the person(s) trained.


Training Types Examples:

  • FSPCA Lead Instructor
  • HACCP, Masters in Food Safety
  • PCA (Pest Control Advisor)
  • Food Handler Permit
  • OSHA training
  • GFSI training
  • Food Hygiene training
  • SQF auditor training

Note: Training can also include relevant job experience.