Elise Forward has over 15 years of Food Safety, Quality, and Regulatory experience in both the international and domestic food markets. She has worked in laboratory and production settings, and has 10+ years’ experience managing the food safety programs of an international importer and distributor. She was President & Principal Consultant for Forward Food Solutions, Quality Assurance Manager for Ciranda, Inc., and Quality Assurance Supervisor for Northern Star Company. She was also a Chemist/ Lab Technician for Joseph Campbell Company. She has a BA in Biology from Wartburg College.
Ms. Forward is an FSPCA Lead Instructor for Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Human Food, NSF Certified HAACP Manager, and Certified Quality Auditor through the American Society for Quality. Elise is experienced in leading companies through Organic, Gluten Free, Kosher, Halal, Non GMO Project Verifications/Certifications. She is a member of the American Society for Quality, International Association for Food Protection, and the Institute of Food Technologists.