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 guarantee Church Brothers maintains the excellent safety and quality standards for which the company is renowned in the sector.
“We are thrilled that Gurjit has joined the Church Brothers team. Gurjit’s experience will be critical in leading our food safety, quality and regulatory compliance activities across our multiple growing regions, facilities, and extensive field and value-added product lines to support our strategic growth plans,” Brian Church, Chief Executive Officer at Church Brothers commented.
With her more than 20 years’ experience in food safety and technical services, she has held similar positions in companies such as AeroFarms, The Acheson Group, and Taylor Farms for the Retail Food Service and Deli division.
Her most recent experience was with Earthbound Farms as Vice President (VP) Food Safety and Quality.
She started her career in the United Kingdom with major food manufacturers and then ran her own Food and Beverage consultancy group. She later moved to the U.S. to work for Taylor Farms.
She has traveled to every continent as a result of her job, which focuses on advancing food safety standards.
The VP graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Master of Science in Microbiology and Biotechnology.
She is continuing her studies at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK to earn a PhD in Food Fraud Preventive Controls.
Moreover, Shergill has co-authored a journal article on preventing cross-contamination while washing fresh-cut green vegetables and written publications on Listeria Guidance for the United Fresh Trade Association (now IFPA) and Microbiological Criteria in the U.K.
Shergill takes over from Grace Ho who has served in the position for about 3 years.
The Church family claims to have a legacy of service and innovation while adhering to industry-leading food safety and quality standards.