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Western Pest Services employee earns PCQI certification

|  February 19, 2021
Stacey Honer-McMann

Stacey Honer-McMann

Stacey Honer-McMann, senior account executive at Parsippany, N.J.-based Western Pest Services, has received her Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) certification.

She is now qualified to develop and apply a food safety system that will be recognized by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“Great job, Stacey – now you can help our customers even more than before,” the company shared on its LinkedIn page.

According to the FDA website, the preventive controls for human food final rule by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) specifies that a PCQI is a qualified individual who has successfully completed training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls. The training may be through a standardized curriculum approved by the FDA or through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system.

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However, the rule does not require any specific certifications, including certification by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA). An individual may voluntarily choose to attend the PCQI training provided through the FSPCA, but this is not mandatory. In general, FDA will assess the adequacy of a facility’s food safety plan rather than an individual’s documented qualifications.

Western Pest Services, a subsidiary of Rollins Inc., has been providing pest control services since 1928. The company serves customers in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Last year, the company added Western PurClean to its offerings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The treatment works to kill a large spectrum of pathogens and help stop the spread of viruses. In addition to misting into difficult-to-reach areas, the treatment focuses on wiping down high-touch surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops and seating areas.

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Danielle Pesta

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Danielle Pesta is the digital editor for PMP magazine. She can be reached at dpesta@northcoastmedia.net or 216-363-7928.

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