The “Qualified Individual” for Food Safety Explained
One provision of the new food safety law requires manufacturers and processors to create a position, termed by the FDA as a “qualified individual” who will be responsible for maintaining food safety compliance at the plant and distribution levels.
Also known as the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI), the position is laden with a wide range of responsibilities involving food safety protocols. It also requires rigorous training.
Here’s a recent blog on the subject . . .