Barb Hunt comes to Savour Food Safety International, Inc. with over 30 years of food safety experience. She is Director of Food Safety and Quality. Early in her career, Barb worked in several food and water testing laboratories, as a technologist performing cultural techniques for indicator and pathogenic food and water-borne organisms. From 1995 to mid-2016 she was a member of Wendy’s International Quality Assurance team. During her time at Wendy’s, she conducted hundreds of food safety audits in Wendy’s and Baja Fresh restaurants. She also provided food safety education to company and franchisee operators.
Ms. Hunt participated in cooperative efforts between local & state regulators and Wendy’s stores to promote and facilitate food safety. Barb has product development experience with cultured dairy products. She attended Conference for Food Protection meetings and co-chaired the local arrangements committee for the 2006 meeting held in Columbus, Ohio.
She has conducted hundreds of food safety and product compliance audits at manufacturing facilities and distribution centers. Barb partnered with the Research & Development team on new product development, specification writing, product evaluation (including sensory evaluation), new supplier approval and commercialization. She partnered with outside laboratories on product evaluation to determine level of compliance to specified parameters and developed sampling and product evaluation protocols. She worked with the supply chain team, making decisions on vetting supplier facilities, second sourcing, cold chain monitoring and distribution challenges.
Barb attended Capital University, earning her BA in Biology, with a minor in Spanish. She has also continued her education through completing courses for; Preventive Controls Qualified Individual – Human Food (PCQI), NEHA HACCP Manager, ServSafe® and SQFI Practitioner. Ms. Hunt is an FSPCA Lead Instructor for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Human Food.