Extension Food Processing Specialist, University of Idaho, School of Food Science & TechHelp
Recently Crowned as the "King of Idaho Food Safety" by the Idaho Statesman!
(See Jeff in action leading a Kaizen improvement team)
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Over the past 30 years Jeff has held positions in operations and corporate quality, productivity, food safety, HACCP, and health & safety with Frito-Lay, the J.R. Simplot Company, PowerBar, AIB International, and University of Idaho. Jeff has worked with numerous company and supplier processing operations in developing, training, and implementing quality, food safety and HACCP systems. Through his industry affiliations, Jeff has worked with food manufacturing and distribution companies across the United States in the areas of product quality, food safety, and HACCP. Over the past 12 years, he has spearheaded the introduction of Lean Manufacturing to the food industry in Idaho. This includes a leadership role in lean transformations at potato processing operations,cheese processors, a salad dressing operation, onion processing operations, and an appetizer operation. He works extensively with a wide range of food and dairy processing operations, providing technical assistance in food safety, HACCP, food defense, and in building GFSI compliant food safety management systems. In 2011 & 2012, Jeff provided food safety & HACCP workshops and technical assistance to food & dairy processing personnel and government regulators in Belarus.
Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Microbiology from Cornell University, and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, and the International Association for Food Protection. He holds HACCP certifications through the Association of Food and Drug Officials (Seafood HACCP Trainer),the American Society for Quality (HACCP Auditor),International HACCP Alliance, and Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF Consultant). Jeff also holds a Lean Knowledge Certificate from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.
Food Quality Systems
Food Safety & HACCP
Lean Manufacturing and Enterprise
M.S. Food Science & Microbiology
Western Washington University