ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Grocers Association here said Monday it has retained Gale Prince, a food safety expert, to provide resources on food safety issues to NGA and its members.


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Prince is the founder of Sage Food Safety, a consulting firm based in Cincinnati, and a strategist with Stericycle ExpertRECALL, Indianapolis, which deals with crisis management, traceability, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, food litigation defense and other issues. He is also a senior food systems analyst for the University of Minnesota's National Center for Food Protection and Defense.

According to NGA, members will receive exclusive access to Gale's expertise, including webinars on food safety topics; up to one hour of complimentary food safety consulting; and access to the association's new food safety hotline.

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"Gale's expertise will help independent grocers stay in the forefront of important issues that impact consumer safety from farm to table," said Peter J. Larkin, president and chief executive office of NGA. "Gale's strong working relationship with regulators, manufacturers and the retail community complements NGA's commitment to working collaboratively with others in the food industry on the vitally important issue of food safety."

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