Brad Klemme

Food Safety Manager

North America / United States

Brad Klemme - Senior Food Safety Specialist

Currently the CFS Food Safety Manager for the Fruits and Vegetables category, Brad brings 25 years of food manufacturing leadership in both manufacturing plants and corporate positions. His extensive experience has been in Quality Management/Food Safety as well as Operations Management.

Brad specializes in the produce and dairy industry but also has experience with pasta and bakery manufacturing. Key achievements throughout his career include leading continuous improvement efforts related to plants’ pathogen and environmental monitoring programs, and leading implementation efforts related to the development of Quality Control Plans. Brad also utilized his expertise related to both equipment and infrastructure sanitary design to assist with several successful product commercialization start-ups as well as greenfield plant startups.

Over the course of his career Brad, has worked across a wide range of products and manufacturing processes at Barilla and Kraft Foods. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science in Dairy Manufacturing from South Dakota State University with a minor in Economics. He also attained Green Belt Certification in Lean/Six Sigma, and has recently received his Certified Quality Engineer certification.

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