Joe Stout founded Commercial Food Sanitation, LLC, after a nearly thirty-year career at Kraft Foods. While at Kraft, Joe held a variety of positions related to operations, quality, and sanitation, leading to his role as Director of Global Product Protection, Sanitation, and Hygienic Design.
While at Kraft, Joe had global responsibility for plant cleaning controls and processes, allergen and pathogen control programs, pest control, and hygienic design for facilities and equipment used in 200+ Kraft plants. Joe also managed the Global Product Protection group, assuring global support for internal and external plants.
Joe led the American Meat Institute’s Equipment Design Task Force and has led Listeria Intervention training for the AMI and the American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI). He is the current leader of the Grocery Manufacturers Association’s (GMA ) Sanitary Design Working Group and also does allergen trainings for the Food Allergy Research Resource Program (FARRP). In addition to his involvement with these and many other leading industry organizations, Joe is a published authority on the subjects of food safety, sanitation, hygiene, and other related areas.