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GFSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Tammy Hogan, Senior Innovation, Technology & Quality Manager of General Mills, as the new manufacturer co-Chair of the GFSI US-Canada local group, joining current retail co-Chair Katy Kadlec, Manager Food Safety & Quality of The Kroger Co. in this important role.

Tammy Hogan brings nearly 25 years of experience at General Mills, where she led teams in ensuring food safety, quality, and regulatory compliance across the US and Canada. Her roles spanned from managing quality and safety in high-speed manufacturing facilities to overseeing global supply chain safety programs, reflecting her extensive expertise in food safety leadership and team management. Assured of the valuable insight and direction Tammy will bring to the GFSI US/Canada local group, collaborating effectively with Katy.

“I am honored to be selected as the co-chair of the US & Canada Local Group to represent industry in supporting GFSI’s mission of Safe Food for People Everywhere.  It’s imperative that all of us across the food supply chain, from suppliers to retailers, continue to drive standardization and improvements in food safety and GFSI has a critical role in that work,” says Tammy.

Katy adds, “Tammy’s appointment as co-Chair for Manufacturing is a tremendous opportunity for our local group. With her expertise and dedication, she is well-equipped to drive positive change. We look forward to enhancing trust and food safety capability across the industry with the support of Tammy’s leadership.”

Tammy’s appointment underscores our commitment to fostering collaboration and driving meaningful change within the GFSI Community. We encourage all members to extend a warm welcome to her and offer support as we move forward together.

We also wish to express our sincere thanks to Samantha Shinbaum, Tyson Foods Ltd. for her dedicated service and contributions as the previous co-Chair of the US-Canada local group. The GFSI Steering Committee collaborates with regional networks through the GFSI Local Groups to execute its global strategy at a grassroots level. These groups are essential in aiding GFSI’s mission to spread knowledge and advocate for a cohesive approach to enhancing food safety across diverse regions.

We sincerely thank the GFSI US-Canada local group for their contributions and eagerly anticipate the dynamic combined leadership that Katy and Tammy will bring to our team.

These local groups are crucial in supporting GFSI’s efforts to disseminate knowledge and advocate for a unified approach to enhancing food safety across different regions.

For more information, please contact gfsinfo@theconsumergoodsforum.com.

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