What is FSMA? What is a PCQI?

If your business manufactures, processes, packs, or holds human or animal food (including livestock feed), it is likely subject to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and likely requires Preventive Control Qualified Individuals (PCQI) to draft and maintain written food safety plans for each facility. Some businesses have been required to have these individuals in place as early as September 19, 2016!


We offer training to help you meet these requirements!

Participants will learn about FSMA, how to comply with the new regulations, and upon completion will be qualified by the Food Safety Preventive Control Alliance as a PCQI.

Expertise for Every Facet of
Food Safety and Livestock Production

The world of food moves faster, and is farther reaching, every day.  A soybean grown in North Dakota today could be tofu in China in two weeks.  A steer processed in Aberdeen, South Dakota is soon filet mignon in New York City. New regulatory standards like the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and ever-changing customer expectations including the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), make your margin for error small. But with the right expertise at your table, standards and expectations can be surpassed.

Dakota Global's consultants are experts in farm-to-fork production. We help our clients with several aspects of the food production chain. From feed production and animal handling, to food safety programs, audit preparation, training like HACCP and Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI), and staff education

Dakota Global has the resources and knowledge to solve problems and help you take advantage of every possibility. The results are money saved, money earned, and fewer headaches along the way.  From pasture to plate and field to fork we have you covered! Whether it’s the kitchen or the boardroom, let’s gather ’round your table.



Key regulations and standards in the United States and around the world are requiring more accountability and documentation up and down the food production chain. Dakota Global will ensure your operation's food safety programs are strong and audit ready.

  • HACCP/Preventive Controls for Human and Animal Food
    • Training and Consulting
  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)
  • Audit Preperation
    • Pre-audit and HACCP certification


Dakota Global’s team aren’t just consultants; we’re also livestock producers. We know what it takes to minimize inputs while simultaneously maximizing profit potential. We’ll customize bankable solutions for you.

  • Troubleshooting and Problem Solving
  • Operation Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
    • Process Verification (welfare, grass-fed, organic)
  • Feed Manufacturing and Formulation

Dakota Global Team

Travis Maddock, Ph.D.
Food Safety & Livestock Systems

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Vern Anderson, Ph.D.
Livestock Systems & Agribusiness

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