ARLINGTON, Va — The Food Marketing Institute here has named Thomas Osborne as senior technical director of the Safe Quality Food Institute (SQFI), a division of FMI.
Osborne will be responsible for directing the technical aspects of SQF, including the food safety standards, guidelines, training materials and audit and certification protocols.
He joins SQF with 18 years of industry food safety experience, most recently as director of quality assurance, food safety, regulatory affairs and laboratories at Wayne Farms. He also served in various quality assurance and food safety roles for 9 years at Tyson Foods.
"Tom's skill in developing and managing quality food safety and regulatory compliance programs will greatly enhance the SQF Program," said Bob Garfield, senior vice president of SQFI, in a statement. "His high-caliber experience will support FMI’s strong commitment to the SQF Program and its continuing growth. We are pleased to bring Tom’s expertise to our team."
SQFI offers a global food safety and quality certification program and management system for buyers and suppliers worldwide. The program provides independent certification that a supplier’s food safety and quality management system complies with international and domestic food safety regulations.