Speaker Profile

Gina Reo

President , Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC,

Gina Reo President, QAS, (Quality Assurance Strategies, LLC), private consultation for the Food and Beverage Industry specializing in Global Food Safety and Quality with expertise in Regulatory Compliance, Prop 65, Crisis Management, Business Integration and Due Diligence M & A Compliance Risk Assessments.

Formerly, Vice President, Food Safety, Weston Foods (WF), a GWL Canadian company and North American leader in bakery products. Transformed organization toward World Class Excellence for Food Safety by framing Food Safety Roadmap Strategy for fast-tracking compliance to FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act), SFCA (Safe Foods for Canadian Act) and new NLEA (Nutrition Labeling Education Act) for US and Canada compliance.

Over 25+ years of food safety and quality experience, after holding successive senior positions with Colgate-Palmolive, Coca-Cola, Bestfoods NA, Unilever, YUM! Brands and Quiznos (Board). Prior to joining Weston Foods, held position of Quality Director with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) in Europe, (Zurich, Switzerland) and Cadbury as QA Chocolate Director (Quality, Environmental, and Health & Safety) for NA/Europe/Global.

  •   Thursday, May 26, 2022
  •   10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT,
  •   Duration: 4 Hours
  •   $449.00
4-Hour Virtual Seminar on Lessons Learned from the History of Pandemics Impacting the Food Industry, Implementing a Risk-Based Plan with Next Steps for Industry After COVID-19

There is a broad need to understand the impact of global outbreaks on the food industry. Understanding the potential for pandemics will be detailed, along with historical dive into past episodes in the food industry. Drilling more deeply into nuances of the COVID-19 will also be explored for the application of best practices and early frustrations of the impact of pushing organizations beyond their comfort zones.

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