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Press release date: May 18, 2012
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NSF International, an ANSI member and audited designator, has announced the appointment of Tom Chestnut as vice president of NSF International's global food safety and quality division. Mr. Chestnut will lead the division's broad range of services to the food supply chain, including agriculture, produce, livestock, poultry, processed foods, seafood, dairy, organic foods, packaging and distribution, restaurants, retail, and food service equipment, in more than 120 countries.
Mr. Chestnut has more than 25 years of food safety experience, most recently serving as NSF's vice president of supply chain food safety, helping companies throughout the global supply chain strengthen their quality assurance and food safety programs through auditing, testing, and certification to global food safety standards. Prior to joining NSF, he was with Darden, parent company of Red Lobster, Olive Garden, and Bahama Breeze, where he served as vice president of total quality, and international director of product safety and quality. He led the implementation of food safety protocols with suppliers throughout Asia, Mexico, and Latin America. Mr. Chestnut earned his bachelor's degree in Environmental Health from Illinois State University and began his career working with both state and local regulatory agencies in the environmental health field.
NSF International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of food, water, and indoor air through standards development, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health, safety, and protection of the environment.