Joby Pullappally, RS, PCQI, CFPM, FSI
I have over 20 years of experience working in many aspects of the food industry. I have managed a busy restaurant, owned a food business, and I have been a food safety regulator in the State of Florida for over 13 years. I have worked for the three main agencies (Florida Department of Health (DOH), Department of Business and Professional Regulations (DBPR) and Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)).
I am a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM), Certified Fire Safety Inspector (FSI), Preventive Control Qualified Individual (PCQI)** and a Registered Environmental Health Specialist / Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS)*, the highest level of expertise in the profession.
*According to Florida Environmental Health Association (FEHA) the Registered Sanitarian (R.S.) credentials reflect the highest level of expertise and competence in the environmental health profession. Registration is voluntary in the state of Florida, so those awarded the credential demonstrate a high degree of personal initiative and long-term commitment to public health. Registered professionals are more likely to be up-to-date on the latest advancements in their field and are better equipped to witness, or discussing environmental health issues with other professionals or the general public.
**A preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI) is someone who has successfully completed certain training in the development and application of risk-based preventive controls or is otherwise qualified through job experience to develop and apply a food safety system. The written food safety plan required of food facilities must be prepared, or its preparation overseen, by one or more preventive controls qualified individuals. And the preventive controls qualified individual is charged with overseeing the validation that preventive controls are capable of controlling identified hazards and the records review.