Director of Food Safety & Social Responsibility

Naturipe Farms LLC


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Donna Lynn began her career in produce food safety after graduating from Cal Poly SLO in 1989.  Her first job was a research microbiologist at the Dole  R&D Technical Center in San Jose, CA. She then moved on to positions with Safeway Manufacturing and Dole fresh Vegetables as a Quality Supervisor then Manager.  She then operated for 8 years a very successful business as a food safety consultant; her main clients were Taylor Farms and River Point Farms.  Her current position is Director of Food Safety and Social Responsibility with Naturipe Farms LLC which she has enjoyed for the past 6.5 years.  She has always enjoyed working with farmers directly helping them understand what is needed for true food safety.  She holds a degree in Microbiology, MS international food law and has numerous food safety certifications (SQF, HACCP, GLOBALG.A.P, PCQI, FVSP etc).  She sits on the technical committee for the Center for Produce Safety (CPS), on the PMA and United Fresh Food Safety and technology councils, and most recently has joined the Consumer Goods Forums where she works on the steering committee for the Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI).  She lives with her Husband in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

Session Details

Breakout Session 1A:
Getting Ready for FSMA

Breakout Session 3D:
Stop Forced Labor

1A: 06 November 2018
3D: 07 November 2018

1A: 2-3 pm
3D: 9-10 am

1A: Plenary Hall
3D: Breakout Room 1

About the Session

Getting Ready for FSMA
Fruit and vegetable producers that want to sell their produce to the US market are beginning to implement the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) produce rules, both within the US and outside. GLOBALG.A.P. has developed a special FSMA Produce Safety Rule Add-on for its GLOBALG.A.P. IFA Standards that enables GLOBALG.A.P. certified producers to demonstrate that their food safety measures and practices are in line with FSMA Produce Safety Rule requirements. Panelists in this session will explain major requirements and share first-hand experience about using the GLOBALG.A.P. solution

Stop Forced Labor
All over the world, several million workers are considered to be working in forced labor conditions across all industries including child labor. Members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) have adopted a strategy to stop forced labor. GLOBALG.A.P. is contributing to that objective by developing solutions for the primary production sector. With the rapid expansion of the adoption of GRASP, the industry is able to collect data to better assess risks and to develop strategies to rid its supply chains of forced and child labor.

The panelists will explain the current state of the industry, share best practices, and discuss with the audience how the efforts can be increased.