Jeff Mitchell Named IFCO North America's Director of Food Safety and Quality

Tue. March 21st, 2017 - by Robert Schaulis

­TAMPA, FL – IFCO North America has announced the appointment of a new Director of Food Safety and Quality; Jeff Mitchell will assume the role on March 27, 2017, overseeing North American food safety and quality initiatives at the company’s Reusable Plastic Container (RPC) service centers, as well as food safety and quality programs along the entirety of the fresh food supply chain.

Jeff Mitchell, Director of Food Safety and Quality, IFCO North America“IFCO has an excellent reputation regarding food safety,” said Mitchell in a press release. “I look forward to working with the leadership team, the operations staff, and IFCO’s grower and retailer partners to implement new and innovative strategies that will continue to bolster the company’s food safety and quality commitment.”

Before joining IFCO, Mitchell served as Vice President of Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs at CHEMSTAR. In that role, he was responsible for all operational and strategic initiative related to food safety and sanitation for retail grocery, quick service restaurants, and food processing facilities. Prior to that, Mitchell served for over 20 years in the U.S Army Public Health Command and was awarded the Legion of Merit Medal for his contributions to food safety and public health.

In his new role, Mitchell will oversee food safety strategy and compliance with IFCO’s Quality Assurance/Food Safety processes. He will serve as the company’s food safety and operations representative to industry organizations, associations, committees, and working groups, and represent IFCO in food safety interactions with customers. In his role, Mitchell will report directly to Daniel Walsh, President of IFCO North America.

Daniel Walsh, President, IFCO North America

“IFCO is the global leader in Food Safety for pooled RPCs and we are fully committed to continued excellence in this critical area,” said Walsh. “I am delighted to welcome Jeff to the IFCO North America team. His experience, qualifications, and deep industry knowledge will ensure we maintain our leadership position, and expand our Food Safety and Quality program in partnership with our grower and retailer customers, as well as the IFCO North America leadership team."

We at AndNowUKnow congratulate Jeff on his appointment and wish he and the IFCO team a long and fruitful relationship.