Advisory Board Committee Member

John Butts, PhD – Land O’ Frost

John Butts, PhD

In 2010 FoodSafetyByDesign, LLC. was founded to help producers of high risk products learn how to prevent and manage food safety risks. Risk identification and management by FoodSafetyByDesign incorporates root cause identification and development of preventative methodology. Dr. Butts’ specialty is the incorporation of Food Safety Practices into company culture. Preventative Controls have proven to be the most successful method to manage the risk of environmental pathogens. Root cause identification using the Seek and Destroy Strategy enables visualization of need. Interventions to manage high risk areas eliminate firefighting and the solving of the same problem over and over again. The company culture next moves into the preventative state and companies learn how to use data collected in their own facility to predict and prevent product contamination.

In the early eighties LOF entered the shelf stable meal business with retort pouches. Dr. Butts’ activities included:

  • Responsible for Product Development, Process Improvement, and Quality Assurance.
  • Serving as a host and liaison for a technical exchanges with a Japanese food manufacturing company
  • Process control for the packaging of an enteric feeding solution
  • Commercialization of a retortable, peelable and microwavable entrée tray
  • Development of a proprietary sealing method to eliminate flange contamination as a critical factor for a hermetically sealed tray

Dr. Butts also provided technical and management support to Frigorifico Canelones, the largest beef processing plant in Uruguay, from 1991-2001. LOF owned and managed this business during this period.


Other Advisory Board Committee Members

Xavier Aguilera
Xavier Aguilera
Director of Corporate EHS
Bumble Bee Seafoods
Bryan Armentrout - Owner - The Food Leadership Group
Bryan Armentrout
Owner
The Food Leadership Group
David Bain
David Bain
Training Platform Specialist
Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc.
Sam Beattie, PhD
Sam Beattie, PhD
Div. Director, Food Safety/Quality
Greencore, USA
John Butts, PhD
John Butts, PhD
Corp. Director – Food Safety/Quality
Land O’ Frost
Darla Carlisle
Darla Carlisle
Corporate Compliance Manager
Harlan Bakeries
Todd Clayton
Todd Clayton
Corporate Safety Manager
Park 100 Foods
Will Dougherty
Will Dougherty
Curriculum Manager
Alchemy Systems
Jill Fleming
Jill Fleming
Manager, People Safety and Engagement
Sun Rich Fresh Foods, Inc.
Donna Garren
Donna Garren
Senior VP, Regulatory/Technical Affairs
American Frozen Food Inst.
Jodi Haggath
Jodi Haggith
HR and Training Supervisor
Bonduelle – Strathroy
Kevin Hernandez
Kevin Hernandez
Corporate Safety Manager
Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.
Nicole Huber
Nicole Huber
Training Coordinator
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition
Maureen Kenning
Maureen Kenning
Risk Management Specialist
Jack Link’s Beef Jerky
Aimee Lantzy
Aimee Lantzy
Creative Studio Director
Alchemy Systems
Eva Lauve
Eva Lauve
Stemilt Growers LLC
Mark A. Lies II
Mark A. Lies II
Partner
Seyfarth Shaw LLC
Brent Mayhew
Brent Mayhew
Director, Safety Technical Services
Tyson Foods, Inc.
Melissa McCrory - Operations Learning Manager
Melissa McCrory
Operations Learning Manager
Maple Leaf Foods
Arletha Parks
Arletha Parks
Dir. of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs
Reser’s Fine Foods, Inc.
Dennis Ruthenburg
Dennis Ruthenberg
Director of Safety and Loss Control
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Dennis Ruthenburg
William Schexnayder
Curriculum Manager
Alchemy Systems
Sari Trompke
Sari Trompke
Lead Training Professional
Bigelow Tea
Jennifer Weber
Jennifer Weber
Food Safety Manager
Sargento Foods, Inc.
Donald Wilson
Donald Wilson
VP and Senior Loss Control Consultant
Lockton Company
Brye Wiskman
Brye Wiskman
Sysco Corporation
Pauline Zwiers
Pauline Zwiers
VP Human Resources
Conestoga Meat Packers, Ltd.
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