Linda Bernard, QA & Food Safety SME with Savour Food Safety International, has over 30 years of experience in the food industry working with both Consumer Packaged Goods at The Borden Company as well as Quick Service Restaurants at The Wendy’s Company. She is a highly skilled performance driven professional specializing in R&D, Commercialization and Quality Assurance. Her strengths include cross-functional communication and collaboration (Marketing, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Sensory, Operations and Training) along with being an inspirational mentor and visionary. Linda has developed new menu products from inception through commercialization for Market Testing and National Launches, with additional experience in Cost Savings and Clean Label initiatives. Linda has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Food Science & Technology from The Ohio State University. She has also completed courses in ServSafe® and Preventive Controls Qualified Individual – Human Food (PCQI) and Food Defense.