South African Bureau of Standards gets new Board after four-year absentia

SOUTH AFRICA – After four years of functioning without a permanent Board or a full-time Chief Executive Officer, the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Competition has named eight individuals to the board of the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) for a five-year term. Ebrahim Patel, the Minister of Trade and Industry, claims that despite having been in operation for…

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Food Standards Scotland appoints four new Board members

SCOTLAND – The Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has appointed four new Board members who will support the organization’s efforts to safeguard consumers from food safety hazards and encourage a healthy diet. The new Board members, Mrs. Christina Bichan, Dr. Paula Charlesworth, Mr. Phillip Couser, and Miss Kate Richards, were all chosen by Maree Todd MSP, Minister for Public Health, Women’s…

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GFSI appoints Lalaina Randriamanantsoa as Senior Technical Manager

GLOBAL – Lalaina Randriamanantsoa has returned to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) as Senior Technical Manager. With a focus on protecting consumers, Lalaina’s wealth of experience delivers a variety of viewpoints and practical approaches to food safety management. “This is more than just work for me, coming from Madagascar, one of the poorest countries in the world, where access…

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TOMRA Food appoints Paul Slupecki Head of TOMRA Fresh Food

BELGIUM – Following the reorganization of Tomra Food into two business areas, Tomra Fresh Food and Tomra Processed Food, in early 2021, the company has appointed Paul Slupecki as Senior Vice President, Head of TOMRA Fresh Food. TOMRA Fresh Food is the global leader in integrated packhouse solutions for fresh fruit and vegetables. These solutions include sorting, grading, peeling, analytical,…

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TAG expands its team of food safety experts

U.S – The Acheson Group (TAG) has added three employees to the team of food safety and public health experts with each individual bringing a wealth of experience and a niche area of expertise that will help advance TAG’s customer services.  The team now includes Director of Accounting Shanna Robinson, Senior Food Safety Manager Kate McInnes, and Food Safety Manager…

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Scoular promotes Steven Moore to Vice President of Food Safety

U.S – Steven Moore has been elevated to the position of Vice President of Food Safety, Quality, Regulatory, and Innovation (FSQRI) at Scoular, a company dedicated to the buying, selling, storage, handling, and processing of grain, feed, and food ingredients. Prior to this, Mr. Moore served as the Director of FSQRI for Scoular’s indirect, wholly-owned subsidiary Petsource. He will oversee…

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Fresh vegetables producer Church Brothers brings on board new Food Safety Vice President

U.S – Gurjit Shergill is now the Vice President of Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory Compliance at Church Brothers, a vertically integrated family owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables for Foodservice and Retail channels. Shergill will oversee corporate food safety initiatives, legal compliance, sanitation procedures, and quality assurance policies in her new position to…

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National Restaurant Association names 2022 Outstanding Leaders in Food Safety

U.S – The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has named  Ata (Al) Baroudi, MS, Ph.D., CFS, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated, and Christina Serino, Senior Director for Quality Assurance and Food Safety at P.F. Chang’s, as Outstanding Leaders in Food Safety. Baroudi received the inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Leader in Food…

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Dr. Abigail Stevenson appointed Mars’ Chief Science Officer

UK – Mars, Incorporated, world’s leading manufacturer of confectionery, has appointed Dr. Abigail Stevenson as Chief Science Officer (CSO) who will champion Mars’ involvement in global, cutting-edge science discovery. Dr. Stevenson will lead the Mars Science Leadership Team in her new position and drive partnerships with peers, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations while also contributing to the development of Mars’…

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Quality Service International names Thomas Janssen as new Managing Director

GERMANY – Quality Service International GmbH (QSI), a leader in the field of quality control as a food, honey and trade laboratory has brought on board Thomas Janssen as its new Managing Director. Thomas Janssen, who was born in Oldenburg in 1970 and studied economics, is notable for his extensive background in the laboratory and life science fields. In the…

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