Paul K. Mignon is a senior QA auditor for Central Garden & Pet in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He performs primary and secondary audits, equipment and process validation studies and is the site PCQI. He works in three product sectors: animal supplements/food, animal drug and the insecticide business. He is the author of the Animal Food chapter in The Certified Food Safety and Quality Auditor Handbook, edited by Steve Wilson. He is an active member in ASQ’s Food, Drug and Cosmetic division and with ASTM. He is a PCQI Lead Trainer and an Exemplar Global Principal Auditor for Food Safety Management Systems.