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Food Safety & Technology Council

The Food Safety & Technology Council represents the strongest technical resource to the fresh produce industry, with experts from all segments of the supply chain representing a majority of produce commodities and regions, as well as allied associations and organizations providing research and support services to the industry. The Council provides input on all significant issues affecting the industry, such as food safety, quality, microbiology, research, education, audit standards and practices, and regulation.

Current members of Food Safety & Technology Council:

Position

Name

Organization

City

State

Chairman

Drew McDonald

Taylor Farms, Inc.

Salinas

CA

Immediate Past Chairman

Suresh DeCosta

Lipman Family Farms

Immokalee

FL

Member

Francis Adenuga

True Leaf Farms

Salinas

CA

Member

Laura Allen

Taylor Farms, Inc.

Salinas

CA

Member

Rebecca Anderson

GLOBALG.A.P North America, Inc.

Portland

OR

Member

Dan Angelescu

fluidion

Pasadena

CA

Member

Bassam Annous Ph.D.

USDA, ARS, ERRC

Wyndmoor

PA

Member

Felice Arboisiere

Taco Bell

Irvine

CA

Member

Walt Armijo

Lighthouse FS&Q

Salinas

CA

Member

Megan Arnold

Robinson Fresh

Solvang

CA

Member

Amy Baker

Peterson Farms Fresh

Shelby

MI

Member

Tony Banegas

Ready Pac Foods, Inc.

Irwindale

CA

Member

DeAnn Benesh

3M Food Safety

St. Paul

MN

Member

Rod Bernard

Southern Specialties, Inc.

Pompano Beach

FL

Member

Ian Bessell

Eurofins Food Integrity & Innovation

Madison

WI

Member

Michael E. Bledsoe Ph.D.

Village Farms International, Inc.

Heathrow

FL

Member

Barbara Braden

organicgirl

Salinas

CA

Member

Jeffrey Brandenburg

The JSB Group, LLC

Greenfield

MA

Member

Jim Brennan

SmartWash Solutions

Salinas

CA

Member

Donna Lynn Browne

Naturipe Farms, LLC

Salinas

CA

Member

Alan Butzbach

Baldor Specialty Foods, Inc.

Bronx

NY

Member

Shannon Cotta

DiMare Fresh Newman

Newman

CA

Member

James R Cranney Jr.

California Citrus Quality Council

Auburn

CA

Member

Will Daniels

IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group

Lake Forest Park

WA

Member

De Ann Davis PhD, DABT

Church Brothers Farms

Salinas

CA

Member

Eduardo De La Fuente

J & D Produce, Inc.

Edinburg

TX

Member

Jeff Dolan

DiMare Fresh Newman

Newman

CA

Member

Ken Dreyer

Madison Chemical Co.

Madison

IN

Member

Jill Dunlop

Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association

Maitland

FL

Member

David Durkin

OFW Law

Washington

DC

Member

Barry Eisenberg Ph.D.

Miles Chemical Company Inc.

Hollister

CA

Member

Cheryl Enlow

Renaissance Food Group

Rancho Cordova

CA

Member

Darby Ferguson

Potandon Produce, LLC

Idaho Falls

ID

Member

Lisa Fuentes

Driscoll's

Watsonville

CA

Member

Jay Garcia

PSSI

West Des Moines

IA

Member

Scott Grow

G.O. Fresh

Minneapolis

MN

Member

John Gurrisi R.E.H.S.

Fresh Express, Inc.

Orlando

FL

Member

Jeff Hall

Canadian Produce Marketing Association

Ottawa

Canada

Member

John M Headrick

Monsanto

St. Louis

MO

Member

Melissa Herbert

Neogen Corporation

Lansing

MI

Member

Melissa Herbert

Neogen Corporation

Lansing

MI

Member

Grace Ho

Castellini Group of Companies

Newport

KY

Member

Jill Hollingsworth

Chemstar

Hilton Head

SC

Member

Scott Horsfall

California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement

Sacramento

CA

Member

Kenna Huff

Roka Bioscience

Lake Forest Park

WA

Member

Barbara Hulick

Ruby Robinson Co., Inc.

Magnolia

TX

Member

Michael Jantschke

PRO*ACT, LLC

Monterey

CA

Member

Traci Jensen

River Point Farms, LLC

Hermiston

OR

Member

Elena Jimenez

Sunkist Growers, Inc.

Lindsay

CA

Member

Michael Johnston

Maxwell Chase Technologies, LLC

Atlanta

GA

Member

Jessica Jones

Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Atlanta

GA

Member

Lianna Kelly

Markon, Inc.

Salinas

CA

Member

Joseph Kelsay

Dow AgroSciences

Indianapolis

IN

Member

Beverly Joan Kempf

Club Chef

Covington

KY

Member

Justin Kerr

Factor IV Solutions, LLC

Atascadero

CA

Member

Ozgur Koc

Crunch Pak

Cashmere

WA

Member

Michael S. Koeris

Corvium

Boston

MA

Member

Greg Komar

Mann Packing Company

Salinas

CA

Member

Allison Kopf

Agrilyst

Brooklyn

NY

Member

Mahipal Kunduru Ph.D.

Topco Associates, Inc.

Elk Grove

IL

Member

Sharan Lanini

Pacific International Marketing

Salinas

CA

Member

Jorge Leyva

MexBest

Washington

DC

Member

Tom Lovelace

McEntire Produce

Columbia

SC

Member

Jeff Lucas

Merieux NutriSciences USA

Luling

TX

Member

Carson Ludwig

Gills Onions, LLC

Oxnard

CA

Member

Yaguang Luo

USDA, ARS, Produce Quality & Safety Lab

Beltsville

MD

Member

Jane Lynch

Food Safety Certifiers (FSC)

Ventura

CA

Member

Richard Machado

Agrian Inc.

Clovis

CA

Member

Wendy Maduff

The Wonderful Company

Los Angeles

CA

Member

Guillermo Martinez

Wilson Produce

Nogales

AZ

Member

Pedro Mata

ScanTech Sciences

McAllen

TX

Member

Amanda May

Wonderful Citrus

Delano

CA

Member

Maria McIntyre

bioMerieux, Inc.

Seattle

WA

Member

Michael Menes Ph.D

True Organic Products

Helm

CA

Member

Kelly Miller

Griffin Ranches, Inc.

Somerton

AZ

Member

Robert S. Mills

The Harbinger Group, LLC

Gonzales

CA

Member

Jeff Mitchell

IFCO SYSTEMS, N.A.

Tampa

FL

Member

Clarisa Molina

Ser-Ka Solutions

Chula Vista

CA

Member

Allison Moore

Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

Nogales

AZ

Member

Marianna Moreno-Martinez

Live Oak Farms

Le Grand

CA

Member

Siri Morse

Boggiatto Produce, Inc.

Salinas

CA

Member

Gurmail S. Mudahar Ph.D.

Tanimura & Antle

Salinas

CA

Member

Ann Muriu

H-E-B

San Antonio

TX

Member

Gail Murray

The Walt Disney Company

Glendale

CA

Member

Jerry Noland

Safeway, Inc.

Pleasanton

CA

Member

Beth Bland Oleson

Georgia Fruit & Vegetable Growers Association

LaGrange

GA

Member

Melissa Ortner

Heinzen Manufacturing International

Gilroy

CA

Member

Elis Owens

Birko

Henderson

CO

Member

Ashish Pandit

Pom Wonderful, LLC

Del Rey

CA

Member

Andrew Pandol

Pandol Brothers, Inc.

Delano

CA

Member

Tracy Parnell

Grimmway Enterprises Inc.

Arvin

CA

Member

Ken Petersen

USDA, AMS

Washington

DC

Member

Jeffrey Priebe

Danaco Solutions

Highland Park

IL

Member

Gale Prince

Your Food Safety Coach

Cincinnati

OH

Member

Jeanne Raede

Food Safety Results

Thousand Oaks

CA

Member

Walter Ram

The Giumarra Companies

Los Angeles

CA

Member

Marcos P. Ramirez

Ameri-Kleen

Watsonville

CA

Member

Ron Ratto

Ratto Bros., Inc.

Salida

CA

Member

John L Raulerson

Firehouse Restaurant Group

Jacksonville

FL

Member

Keith Refsnider

Driscoll's

Watsonville

CA

Member

Eizzil Rivera

Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.

Pelion

SC

Member

Joan Rosen

JC Rosen Resources

Pacific Grove

CA

Member

Michele T. Russell

Hardie's Fresh Foods - Houston, LP

Houston

TX

Member

Sonia Salas

Western Growers

Newport Beach

CA

Member

Shane Sampels

Sysco Corporation

Houston

TX

Member

Aaron Schneider

Dole Fresh Vegetables, Inc.

Monterey

CA

Member

Mark Seetin

U.S. Apple Association

Falls Church

VA

Member

Gurjit Shergill

GKS

Pacific Grove

CA

Member

Rusbelina Silva

4Earth Farms

Los Angeles

CA

Member

Diana Simpson

Titan Farms, LLC

Ridge Spring

SC

Member

Kim Snyder

Monterey Mushrooms, Inc.

Royal Oaks

CA

Member

Sruthi Srinivasan

Walter P. Rawl & Sons, Inc.

Pelion

SC

Member

Joe Stout

Commercial Food Sanitation, LLC

Harahan

LA

Member

Christopher Summers

Mission Produce, Inc.

Oxnard

CA

Member

Trevor V. Suslow

University of California, Davis

Davis

CA

Member

Jonna Thomas

Diversified Restaurant Systems

Milford

CT

Member

Daniel Thullen

Suntreat Packing & Shipping Co.

Dinuba

CA

Member

Ana Urbano

Cabbage, Inc.

Vermillion

OH

Member

Angela Valadez

Publix Super Markets, Inc.

Lakeland

FL

Member

Kari Lee Valdes

Taylor Farms Retail, Inc.

Salinas

CA

Member

Eric Valenzuela

California Giant Berry Farms

Watsonville

CA

Member

Richard Varley

KiVar Chemical Technologies

Bakersfield

CA

Member

Milton J. Voss

B & W Quality Growers, LLC

Fellsmere

FL

Member

Jon Wall

North Bay Produce, Inc.

Traverse City

MI

Member

Richard Warsaw

GreenGate Fresh, LLLP

Salinas

CA

Member

Steve Warshawer

Winrock International

Santa Fe

NM

Member

Robert J Whitaker Ph.D.

Produce Marketing Association

Newark

DE

Member

Brittany Wiebe

Ecolab, Inc.

St. Paul

MN

Member

Christian Winzeler

RSM

Irvine

CA

Member

Kate Woods

Northwest Horticultural Council

Yakima

WA

Member

Thomas Young Ph.D.

Food Defend

Stoughton

MA

Member

Jesus Claudio Zazueta

Triple H

Pharr

TX

Member

Robert Ziel

J & J Family of Farms

Loxahatchee

FL

Member

Brian Zomorodi

Apio, Inc.

Guadalupe

CA

Staff Coordinator

Erin Grether Lootens

United Fresh Produce Association

Washington

DC

Staff Coordinator

Emily Griep

United Fresh Produce Association

Washington

DC

Staff Coordinator

Jennifer McEntire

United Fresh Produce Association

Washington

DC