Creating a Food Safety Culture Executive Education 2017

Esther Haviland

On May 23 - 26, the Online Master of Science in Food Safety held their annual executive training program, Creating a Food Safety Culture (CFSC).  CFSC opened with a lecture by Frank Yiannas, Vice President for Food Safety & Health at Walmart who facilitated the two days of sessions.  Guest lecturer for The Robert Leader Endowment Lecture was Michael Taylor, Independent Consultant, Senior Fellow at Freedman Consulting, LLC and former Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration.  Other guest lecturers included an exceptional talk by William "Bill" Marler, J.D., Managing Partner, Marler Clark LLP, and the always delightful Keith Bezant Niblett, Assistant Director of the Eli Broad College of Business.

This year’s CFSC program was a huge success and was attended by many MS in Food Safety students and executives from all over the world including Texas, California, China, France and New Zealand.  A few of the companies represented included Danone, Target, Pepsico, Ecolab and Chick-fil-A.

A total of 31 registrants took part in this exceptional opportunity to learn from other experts in food safety culture and practice.  The participants reported that they took away many tools and techniques to implement within their own companies, and that they found the networking with experts a priceless experience.

Make sure to Save the Date for next year's Creating a Food Safety Culture, beginning the afternoon of Tuesday, May 22 and concluding mid-day on Friday, May 25, 2018 on the beautiful MSU Campus!

2017 Creating a Food Safety Culture group