FMI Names Director, Food Safety Programs

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FMI Names Director, Food Safety Programs


The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) has appointed Terry Levee its director of food safety programs. In his new role, Levee develop and implement programs and activities to help retail and wholesale food companies meet critical food safety needs. He will report to Hilary Thesmar, FMI’s VP of food safety programs.

“In addition to Terry’s 25 years of service in the food safety and quality assurance sector, he was also an active member of FMI’s Food Protection Committee,” noted Leslie G. Sarasin, president and chief executive officer at Arlington, Va.-based FMI. “He will help ensure our food safety efforts have a practical grounding of utmost importance to our members.”

Levee’s extensive industry experience includes positions at two FMI member companies, Giant Food/Ahold USA and Winn Dixie Stores Inc. At Giant, he monitored company-wide food safety performance to ensure all practices met Ahold, Giant, local, state, county and federal food safety standards and regulations. Before coming to Giant, Levee was for 19 years Winn-Dixie’s technical, scientific and regulatory expert for all food safety and retail quality assurance issues and programs.

Levee is a member of several organizations, including the Association of Food and Drug Officials, and is a member of the executive board for the Conference for Food Protection.