Church Brothers Continues to Push Food Safety as Executive Drew McDonald Receives New Appointment
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
SALINAS, CA - Church Brothers is taking numerous steps to further food safety.
The company's Vice President of Quality Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Drew McDonald, has been nominated as the incoming Chair of the Center of Produce Safety’s (CPS) Technical Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the United Food Safety, Quality and Technology Council.
McDonald is a 21 year veteran of the leafy greens industry, having worked on both the buy-side and the supply-side. According to Church Brothers, he is well known for taking part in an LGMA digital series (below), where he shared his insights when it comes to creating a culture of food safety.
Steve Church, CEO of Church Brothers and Treasurer for the Leafy Greens Marketing Association, said the Church Brothers and True Leaf Farms support CPS in its campaign and are proud to have Drew be part of the effort.
“Safety for our products and our people is a key value at Church Brothers and True Leaf Farms; we believe in funding research that supports a safe, food supply chain,” Church said in the release.
In fact, in addition to McDonald’s recent nomination, the company and its processing arm True Leaf Farms have pledged $125,000 in support of the CPS campaign for produce safety.
As we previously reported, this is a major funding initiative designed to secure $20 million in funding for the cause over the next five years. The CPS itself is a collaborative partnership using the combined expertise of scientific, academic, industry, and government coming together to enhance food safety.