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Gale Prince is president of SAGE Food Safety Consultants, LLC, a firm specializing in assisting industry in preventing food safety problems through program review from procurement through consumer complaints. He brings broad experience in problem solving from managing product recalls to handling major disasters and consultation involving litigation on food safety issues
Gale’s forty years of work experience in Food Safety, Quality Control, Sanitation, Food Labeling, Workplace Safety and Regulatory Compliance Programs have included the following types of operations: Fresh and Processed Meat, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables, Bakeries, Milk and Ice Cream Processing, Cereal Grains, Pet Food, Canned Foods, Frozen Foods, Bottled Water, Food Packaging Materials, Food Service, Retail Food Stores, Food Transportation, Non-Foods, Over the Counter Drugs and Sanitary Design of Food Equipment. Gale has also managed several thousand product recalls during his career and has completed specialized training under Food and Drug Law – How to testify as an Expert Witness.
Gale is currently a member of the Institute of Food Technologists, the Association of Food and Drug Officials, and the International Association for Food Protection (formerly IAMFES) and he continues to serve on numerous organizational committees in the food industry. Gale is the recipient of numerous awards from the Association of Food & Drug Officials, the United States Food & Drug Administration, and the International Association of Food Protection.
Dr Theodore P Labuza
Professor of Food Science
Univ of Minnesota
Dr. Theodore P. Labuza is a Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Food Science in the Dept. of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota and is Chief Food Scientist with Infratab, an RFID Time Temperature Integrator/Traceability Tag developer.
Dr. Labuza teaches courses in food physical chemistry, reaction kinetics, food safety and risk assessment, food processing, functional foods and food law. He received the Univ. of Minnesota H.T. Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Award in 1988 with election into the “Academy of Distinguished Teachers”. Ted was awarded the University of Minnesota McFarland Teaching Award for the College of Human Ecology in 2001. In 1995, Dr. Labuza received the Dairy and Food Industries/American Association of Agricultural Engineers “Food Engineer” Award and the Gamma Sigma Delta, National Agricultural Honorary Society Award of Merit. In 1998, Ted received the one of the highest awards for food science and technology worldwide, the Nicholas Appert Award and the Marcel Loncin Research Prize from IFT. In 2002 he was selected to be in the group of the most highly cited scientists in the area of Agriculture and Food Science based on citations to refereed research publications in the last 20 years. Ted was president of IFT in 1989, having served on many of its committees.
His current research focus is in three areas. The first area is inactivation kinetics of bioterror agents such as anthrax spores and ricin and building this into consequence models for potential threats which is funded by the DHS National Center for food Protection and Defense. The second is evaluation of the mechanisms for hardening of high protein nutrition bars and finding means to control the reactions which is funded in part by Dairy Management Inc., the Davisco Co. and a grant from the USDA National Research Initiative. The third area is growth kinetics of food poisoning organisms in order to determine a shelf life based on time to detect.
Dave Miller is the president and founder of Operations Technologies. While he has spent the last 9 years working primarily in the food and pharmaceutical industries, he has over 25 years of experience in warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing in industries including: food, pharmaceutical, medical devices, automotive, electronic, aerospace, textile, and chemical.
He is an industry recognized expert in technology, inventory management, and traceability. He has been asked to speak before the US Congress, the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the American Dairy Products Institute (ADPI), the American Butter Institute (ABI), American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), American Food Safety Institute (AFSI), and more.
Dave's clients have varied in size and industry and include Cargill, Dairy Farmers of America, Riceland, Gulfstream Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, General Motors, Hyundai, Kia, Roche Pharmaceutical, Genentech, Brooks Foods, Hartmann-Conco, ICI, Best Manufacturing, and more.
He is an "Inc 500" award winner and has degrees in Math and Computer Science from Georgia Tech and Armstrong Universities.
Dave is currently the president of Operations Technologies, a provider of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution software systems. His duties, in addition to the presidency, are providing Operations Technologies' clients with operational evaluations of current inventory management and traceability practices, helping to define and design the "master plan" of where the client wants to be, then designing a roadmap of the best way to achieve those goals factoring in constraints such as time, resources, and applicable laws and requirements.