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Cottingham & Butler Food & Agribusiness Team Members Recognized as PCQI's

Ten members of the Cottingham & Butler Food & Agribusiness team successfully completed a robust food safety training program and achieved their designations as Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI), the leading designation for food safety professionals.

“As trusted risk consultants in the Food industry, our goal is to prepare businesses for the changing landscape and provide valuable resources that go well beyond an insurance policy,” said Ryan Venti, Food & Agribusiness Risk Management Consultant. “The more we know, the better we can serve our clients.”

The preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI) certificate is crucial to the management and preparation of the food safety plan and validation of preventive controls. In order to become a preventive controls qualified individual, you must successfully complete specialized training under a standardized curriculum recognized by the FDA, which was led by instructors at the world’s leading food safety consultancy and Cottingham & Butler’s food safety partner, TAG. The expertise and knowledge will help the Cottingham & Butler Food & Ag practice continually provide value to their clients and help them better manage unique loss exposures.

“With heightened regulation and complexity from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), along with the rules brought by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), it is important, now more than ever, to understand what our clients have to go through on a daily, weekly, and yearly basis.  The Cottingham & Butler Food and Agribusiness team continues to amaze me as we further the education that allows us to bring cutting-edge ideas and expertise to our clients,” Alex Portwood, Food & Agribusiness Marketer, Risk Management Practice.

Certified Preventive Controls Qualified Individuals (PCQI):

  • Ryan Butler

  • Brian Grant

  • Derek Mizaur

  • Ross Milne

  • Madison Worzalla

  • Alex Portwood

  • Ryan Venti

  • Jordan Cowhey

  • Thomas Merfeld

  • Chase Medinger


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