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Create Your Blueprint to Improved Food Safety and Quality Culture

By Lone Jespersen   |   

The connection between organizational culture and company performance was proven a long time ago by professionals such as Dan Denison, John Kotter, and Edgar Schein. Today, the challenge we have in front of us as food professionals is to transfer this proven connection in our companies to improve food safety and quality. 

Improved food safety and quality performance must be measured by lower risk, fewer mistakes, higher profit, and better retention of talent. To gain these improvements, you need a plan – a blueprint – that your leadership can rally around and support for the long haul.

Alchemy, GMA SEF, and Cultivate Food Safety are joining forces to offer a one-day seminar on September 18, 2017. Participants will learn how to build “Your Food Safety Culture Blueprint” specific to your company with the help of expert instructors in organizational culture, journalism, and food safety. Instructors include:

  • Dr. Dan Denison, chairman and founding partner of Denison Consulting, an organization dedicated to optimizing the performance of organizations by improving their culture and leadership. 
  • Dr. Lone Jespersen, Principal of Cultivate Food Safety, an organization that helps food manufacturers benchmark and improve the strength of their food safety culture.
  • Laura Nelson, Alchemy’s Vice President Food Safety & Global Alliances, brings over 30 years of experience implementing food safety and quality control programs for processing, packaging, food service, and retail operations.
  • Linda Smith, President of Smithcom Communications, is an expert in communications, food promotion, and crisis management. 


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About the Author

Jordan Paluch: No Title Lone is a Principal with Cultivate LLC, an organization dedicated to help food manufacturers globally make safe, great tasting food through cultural effectiveness. Lone has significant experience with food manufacturing, having previously spent eleven years with Maple Leaf Foods. Following the tragic event in 2008 when Maple Leaf products caused the loss of lives of 23 Canadians, Lone lead the execution of the Maple Leaf Foods, food safety strategy and its operations learning strategy. Prior to that, Lone worked for Woodbridge Foam as Engineering and Operations manager responsible for the safety and quality of automobile safety products. Lone holds a Master in Mechanical Engineering from Syd Dansk University, Denmark, a Master of Food Science from the University of Guelph, Canada and is presently pursuing her Ph.D. on Culture Enabled Food Safety with Dr. Mansel Griffiths at the University of Guelph. Lone currently servers as chair of the GFSI technical working group on Food Safety Culture, a group dedicated to characterizing and quantifying food safety culture across the global food industry from farm to fork.

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