NGA says renowned food safety expert Gale Prince, Stericycle ExpertRecall food safety strategist and founder of Sage Food Safety LLC, has been retained by NGA to provide expert resources on food safety issues to the association and its members.
NGA members will receive exclusive access to Prince’s expertise, including:
• Access to members-only webinars on important food safety topics that impact their businesses and customers;
• Up to one hour of complimentary food safety consulting from Sage Food Safety; and
• Access to NGA’s “food safety hotline.”
“We are thrilled to have Gale’s wealth of knowledge as we enhance our food safety program,” said Peter J. Larkin, president and CEO of NGA. “His expertise will help independent grocers stay on the forefront of important issues that impact consumer safety from farm to table. Importantly, Gale’s strong working relationship with regulators, manufacturers and the retail community compliments NGA’s commitment to working collaboratively with others in the food industry on the vitally important issue of food safety.”
Prince is one of the world’s leading food safety experts, with more than 40 years of experience in developing and implementing food safety programs for organizations such as Jewel and Kroger. Other regulations he has worked on include: Nutrition Labeling Regulations, Food Warehouse Sanitation Guidelines, Sanitary Food Transportation Guidelines, FDA Pasteurized Milk Ordinance as well as the development of HACCP, USDA Recall Program, and Bioterrorism Act of 2002, FDA Food Modernization Act of 2011.
Prince currently serves as a food safety strategist with Stericycle ExpertRecall, where he consults clients on issues including crisis management, food safety, traceability, quality assurance, regulatory compliance and food litigation defense. He also is a senior consular on food safety for Hill and Knowlton, a worldwide public relations firm and is on the faculty at the University of Minnesota—National Center for Food Protection and Defense Senior Food Systems Analysis as a subject matter expert on food defense research projects for USDA, FDA and the Department of Homeland Security.
This service is being made possible by the support of Stericycle ExpertRecall, an industry leader in managing consumer product, pharmaceutical, medical device, juvenile product and food and beverage recalls.
“We’ve long valued NGA as an industry partner, and are excited that its members will now have increased access to one of the nation’s foremost experts on food safety regulation, global food quality and safety issues, and recall management,” said Mike Rozembajgier, VP of ExpertRecall.