- Revol Greens has appointed Frank Yiannas, a distinguished figure in food safety and former Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at the FDA, as an advisor.
- Yiannas brings extensive experience in food safety, including roles at Walmart and the Walt Disney Company and authorship of works like “Food Safety Culture.”
- The collaboration aims to enhance food safety measures in existing and future production facilities and set a high standard for the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry.
- The move comes as the salad and lettuce category faces disruptions due to climate events and food safety concerns, emphasizing Revol Greens’ commitment to safe and sustainable practices.
Revol Greens, a leader in sustainable greenhouse-grown leafy greens production, has announced the appointment of Frank Yiannas as an advisor for food safety. Yiannas, who previously served as the Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will consult on food safety practices for the company.
A Wealth of Experience
Frank Yiannas is renowned for his role in implementing groundbreaking food safety initiatives such as the FDA’s Fresh Leafy Greens Action Plan and the Final Food Traceability Rule. With a career that includes leadership roles at Walmart and the Walt Disney Company, he is also the author of acclaimed works like “Food Safety Culture” and “Food Safety = Behavior.”
Scope of Collaboration
Yiannas will review Revol Green’s existing food safety processes and advise on designing food safety in future production facilities. He will also help establish a high standard of care for the Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) industry and engage in smart agriculture policy. “I’m delighted to be working with the Revol Greens team, which has an unwavering commitment to food safety and consumer trust,” said Yiannas.
Revol Greens’ Commitment
Dinesh Babu, Ph.D. Vice President of Food Safety & Compliance at Revol Greens, emphasized the company’s dedication to providing high-quality, safe products. “We are thrilled to have Frank, with his deep food safety expertise, engage with our dedicated greenhouse teams,” Babu stated.
Addressing Industry Challenges
The salad and lettuce category has faced significant disruptions due to climate events and food safety concerns. Revol Greens aims to strengthen its assurance of supply by building upon best practices for handling leafy greens in a processing environment. This strategic move underscores the company’s commitment to delivering safe, sustainable, high-quality products.
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