Hit enter to search

Food Safety in Our Connected World


GFSI turns 20 in 2020, offering a timely opportunity to take stock of the past two decades of food safety innovation. To that end, we chose a 2020 conference theme that hinges around innovation: One Connected World. One Safe Food Supply.

Advancements in communication and transportation have brought the world closer together than ever before. No sector illustrates this interconnectedness more than the food industry, where a product made and sold in one country may contain ingredients sourced from a dozen others.

See all the key points and quotable moments from the 2020 GFSI Conference in our Executive Summary. We hope you are making plans to join us next year in Singapore on 2nd to 5th March for the 2021 GFSI Conference!

The 2020 Executive Summary

The 2020 Conference Committee
  • Carletta Ooton (co-chair), Vice President Safety, Sustainability, Security & Compliance, Amazon, USA
  • Tom Wiester (co-chair), Vice President, Global Food Safety and Science Affairs, Starbucks Coffee Company, USA
  • Craig Wilson (co-chair), Vice President, Costco Wholesale, USA
  • Natalie Dyenson, MPH, Vice President, Food Safety & Quality, Dole Food Company, Inc., USA
  • Dan Fone, Senior Director, US Food Safety SME, International Food Safety, Walmart, USA
  • Susan Glander, Marketing Director – Global Corporate Accounts, Ecolab, USA
  • Hugo Gutierrez, Global Chief QSHE Officer, Kerry, USA
  • Gillian Kelleher, Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Wegmans Food Markets, USA
  • Kahori Miyake, Executive Officer, CSR & Communication, ÆON Co., Ltd., Japan
  • Howard Popoola, Vice President – Corporate Food Technology and Regulatory Compliance, The Kroger Company, USA
  • Chandaka Ratnapala, Head of Quality – Fresh Food and Customer Sensory, Woolworths, Australia
  • Deepa Thiagarajan, Director, Global Food Standards and Value Chain Programs, Michigan State University, USA
  • Eric Timmermans, Corporate QA Director, FrieslandCampina, Netherlands
  • Barbara VanRenterghem, Editorial Director, Food Safety Magazine, USA
  • Ludovica Verzegnassi, VP Global Head Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Nestlé, Switzerland
  • Petra Wissenburg, SVP Global Brands at GREENFENCE, USA

Committee Guests

  • Anthony Auffray, Director, Global Product/Food Safety and Compliance, Amazon, USA
  • Nicole Focke, Senior Manager, Event Marketing, Ecolab, USA
  • Shannon Pettitt, Vice President of Global Brand and Talent Development, Ecolab, USA
Translate »