Date:  2/8/2018, 7:00 PM

Presenter:  Robert Thrash

Topic:  Food Regulation Topic


Biography:

Mr. Thrash received his BS in business from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama.  With over 35 years of experience in the food supply chain industries, he currently serves as an auditor, consultant and trainer with Process Management Consulting.  He owns the business.

Bob developed the initial supplier quality systems audit for KFC in the early 1990s based on ISO-9000.  He has been working with vendor quality auditing ever since, working from farm to processing through distribution to identify and help brands improve their systems. He continues to work with Yum! Brands (e.g. KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) in the development of their supply chain audit processes and tools.

Bob is a BRC (British Retail Consortium) Approved Training Provider and has worked with training major food companies including Wrigley’s, LSG Sky Chefs, Perdue, Caravan Ingredients, Pilgrim’s and Koch Foods to prepare for their Global Standard for Food Safety Certification. The BRC Global Food Safety Standard is the most recognized international standard benchmarked against GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) Guidelines.

He is an ASQ Certified Quality Auditor and ASQ Certified HACCP Auditor.  Bob provides training for the ASQ Certified Quality Auditor Exam and has an 80%+ pass rate using his unique tri-modal approach to preparing students for the exam. Delegates to his courses say he has an ability to break down the complex relationships between the quality tools and explain them in a way they can be applied. 

Bob continues to perform food safety and quality assurance audits for Yum! Brands as well as the FoodSafe Audit tools which were developed in-house and are accepted by companies such as Sysco and Costco.  Bob also conducts animal welfare audits for boilers and turkeys.