Our food safety consultants make regulatory compliance easy and affordable. Our experts understand Food Safety and have unique insight into the Rules, Regulations and Requirements that need to be followed in this ever-changing Industry. Our consultants don’t just provide expert advice: they become part of your team, a resource that is available when you need them. We aren’t here and gone tomorrow, our goal is to establish long term relationships with you!
We are accepting new Clients and would be happy to set up an informational meeting that aligns your goals with our services. Contact us today!
ANDREW LORENZ, PRESIDENT OF WE R FOOD SAFETY!™
Mr. Andrew (Drew) Lorenz has served as a Deputy District Manager, Front Line Supervisor, Enforcement Investigations and Analysis Officer, etc., with the USDA’s Food Safety & Inspection Service. He also served as a Public Health Sanitarian with the Poplar Bluff Health Department, served as owner and President of L&S Trophy Pheasants in Lincoln Missouri, and as a senior NCO (Veterinary Food Inspection) with the US Army, mainly in Europe and the Mid-East. His education is focused on Food Technology & Safety, leadership, and management. He is a graduate of the Academy Health Science in San Antonio Texas. As well as being the President of We R Food Safety!™ and an editorial board member/contributing writer for The National Provisioner® Drew also speaks at several different conferences and events throughout the year, watch our social media for upcoming speaking events! If you would like him to speak at your event please contact us with your request through the Contact page.
TERESA WELNA, FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT-WE R FOOD SAFETY!™
Mrs. Teresa Welna is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a B.S in Food Science. Teresa has over 30 years’ experience in the food industry in the private sector as a quality assurance manager and as a regulator supervising inspection staff for the Minnesota Meat, Poultry & Egg Inspection program. Her experience in the private sector and as a government regulator is unique as this blend of knowledge provides her with insights into both food safety & regulatory issues, how to resolve them, and more importantly, how to avoid them. Her experience includes working with meat and poultry products, produce, dietary supplements, immune enhancing ingredients, tube feeding formulas, infant formulas, dairy products, & egg products. She is ready to assist We R Food Safety!™ clients with Food Safety Program development and deployment to include HACCP plan development, food safety program integration, ISO certification, label development, development of risk based sampling plans for Ready to Eat products and much more! Please contact Teresa via the link to our Contact page.
MOLLY LINDEN, FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT-WE R FOOD SAFETY!™
Ms. Molly Linden is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison with a B.S. in Microbiology. Molly has worked as a researcher and has extracted, amplified, and sequenced DNA using next generation whole genome sequencing methods, performed molecular biological research on RNA picornaviruses, among other projects. She is energetic and is focused on providing support to our present and future clients. Please contact Molly via the link to our Contact page.
BRUCE BOURMAN, MASTER PROGRAMMER-WE R FOOD SAFETY!™
Mr. Bourman has over 25 years of experience as a computer programmer. He has developed multiple products including data base solutions and custom software. His software applications have run multimillion-dollar businesses for many different industries; including municipalities, education, advertising and publishing, insurance and healthcare companies, farming and automobile industries. Mr. Bourman has created software solutions for virtually every computing platform/environment and is fluent in all major programming languages. In addition to the desktop computer environment, Bruce has also created software applications for the mobile computing platform including iPhone/iPad as well as Windows mobile devices. Throughout his 25+ years’ experience, he has managed programming teams and IT departments ranging from as little as 2 people to as many as 20 engineers. Contact Bruce through the Contact page.
WILLIAM JAMES, DVM, MPH, ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
Dr. William James is an International Public Health Veterinarian & Chief Consultant at William James and Associates LLC. He was a Senior Executive and the Chief Veterinarian upon retirement from the Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) in 2011. During Dr. James’ career in FSIS he worked for the offices of Field Operations, Policy, Science, and International Affairs. Among his responsibilities were supervision of District Offices, coordination of animal welfare enforcement, ante-mortem and post-mortem inspection of livestock and poultry, inspection systems development, and pathogen and residue sampling implementation. Dr. James is now a consultant on domestic and international issues of food safety, trade, regulatory compliance, animal welfare, and other topics in veterinary medicine & public health. He received the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University, and Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins University. Contact James through the Contact page.
You can follow his blog on Meatingplace.com
THOMAS GALLAGHER, ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
Mr. Tom Gallagher received his BS in Animal Science -Meat Animals from UW River Falls. He has held numerous positions with USDA FSIS including Front Line Supervisor, Compliance Investigator, Staff Officer of the USDA FSIS Technical Service Center, and as an advanced processing expert. Tom brings a vast wealth of knowledge concerning food safety, regulatory compliance, and USDA FSIS regulatory process and rules of practice. Tom is an expert at identifying vulnerabilities in food safety systems as well as assuring regulatory compliance. He is available to assist current and future We R Food Safety! ™ clients in food safety system design & development, label reviews, regulatory compliance, appeals, as well as deviation reviews and challenge study development. Please contact Tom through the Contact page.
TIMOTHY K. ADAMS DVM, MPH, PHD BRIGADIER GENERAL U.S. ARMY (RET), ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
The majority of Dr. Adams’s career has been in preventive medicine and public health as well as laboratory science, veterinary medicine, and leading large, diverse organizations. Some of his areas of expertise include public health, epidemiology, toxicology and veterinary medicine with dual board certifications. He has led the Department of Defense’s efforts in veterinary science and the sustainment of food safety, food defense and animal science. He has a BS in Biochemistry from Purdue University, his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Purdue’s Veterinary School. He completed his Masters in Public Health from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in Environment/Toxicology from Duke University, Durham, NC. He attended the National War College at Fort McNair, receiving his Masters of Science in National Security. He is board certified by the American Board of Toxicology and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine. Dr. Adams was selected the 24th U.S. Army Veterinary Corps Chief (2008-2011). Dr. Adams currently is the Principle of Adams Consulting LLC. Contact Timothy through the Contact page.
DANIELA INNAMORATO, ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT & AUDITOR
Mrs. Daniela Innamorato is an expert auditor as well as program developer for a wide variety of food safety programs and systems. She has been focused on the international protein industry with senior management roles in project development and production in Uruguay, Canada, and the United States. Food Safety and Quality are the foundation of her career however she has complemented her skill set with training and certifications in environment, risk management and occupational health safety units. She started her international career as a trainer and auditor with LSQA (Latu Sistemas/Quality Austria) in 1998. Then in 2005 she expanded her International experience, consulting to the mining industry in Uruguay, Indonesia and Argentina for before returning to her passion, working in the International food industry. For more than 22 years she participated in a variety of roles, from Laboratory manager, vice president, consultant, trainer, and International Auditor. She has “hands on” experience in:
· Malting and Brewing
· Fruits Processes
· Frozen Vegetables
· Meat processing
She has continuously updated her knowledge in Food Safety in the GFSI Schemes (BRC, FSSC) as well as HACCP, GMP, SSOP, and other program development to include being a certified Lead Instructor Training for FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food. She is a senior operator as well as deployment specialist of Food Safe Pro!®. Mrs. Daniela Innamorato is a native Spanish speaker who is originally from Uruguay in South America and is fluent in English as well as a working knowledge of Portuguese. Contact Daniela through the Contact page.
GRANIA GARNIGHIAN, M.S., ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
Mrs. Garnighian has over 20 years of experience as a leader and innovator in the Horticulture industry. She holds several patents, has received numerous awards, and has numerous certifications and import and export permits for horticultural crops, specific to research and development. She offers a wide range of consulting services, to include HACCP, SOP, cloning, in vitro selection of elite cultivars, micro propagation standards, land preparation for elite clonally propagated cultivars, import and export requirements and document preparation, germ bank setup and maintenance, thermotherapy and chemotherapy eradication, cryopreservation, plant breeding and genetics, both conventional and cell biology (anther culture, ovule culture, haploid regeneration, etc.), patent document preparation, data collection, and much more. She has extensive experience working with a variety of U.S. and EU government agencies. She is active in numerous professional communities including plant breeding and genetics, the Stevia, agribusiness, and horticultural professionals. Contact Grania through the Contact page.
HONORABLE RICHARD ACKLEY, ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
The Honorable Richard L. Ackley is currently in his fourteenth year as an associate Judge for the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians; he also serves as a Pro-Tem Judge for other Tribes. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Wisconsin Tribal Judges Association and is very active in the legal arena. Judge Ackley provides staff training on legal compliance. He has presented seminars and workshops around the country including the National HUD Conference, Land-Use Seminar, Strategic Planning for LCO Community College, etc. He has a broad background including Advisor to the CEO/Tribal Chairman of the Bad River Casino, Personnel Manager, Planning Director providing technical expertise to the seven member tribal council on subjects ranging from Solid Waste Management, economic development, energy, to housing and Casino development. His major focus has always been with organizational improvements and business growth. Judge Ackley has the ability to quickly identify both legal and business issues that could create road blocks to business growth, and the solutions that will quickly negate those road blocks. Contact Richard through the Contact page.
TOM KENNEDY, ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT
During Tom Kennedy’s thirty-year career managing highly successful and top performing radio stations and other business ventures he has developed an unsurpassed excellence in creating corporate cultures that involve the highest level of performance from all involved. This mission driven buy-in from every employee creates a unified results oriented culture. He brings the ability to look at your organization and help you get the key positions you need in the right place without bloating your managerial staff. He is willing to work with new businesses–your business plan is the key first piece that he will help you with. The radio stations, broadcast companies, and others that work with Mr. Kennedy’s have been noted as industry leaders. The companies he has worked with have won numerous awards from industry peers for excellence; call or email today to tap into Tom’s experience and let him help you organize your management team or review your business plan! Contact Tom through the Contact page.