MCLEAN, Va. — FARE, a non-governmental organization engaged in food allergy advocacy and a private funder of food allergy research, announced the addition of Michael Frazier as executive vice president and chief business officer.
"Michael brings to FARE a very high level of experience, expertise and enthusiasm," said Lisa Gable,CEO of FARE. "His breadth of experience in corporate and international fundraising, business management, strategic marketing and communications will serve FARE and the 85 million Americans impacted by food allergy and intolerances extremely well."
Frazier was previously executive vice president and deputy director for external affairs at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum where his role included strategic marketing, media and overseeing partnerships with Google, Facebook, Yahoo and Microsoft. Frazier was part of the original executive team that planned and opened the Memorial and Museum, where he oversaw business activities helping to generate more than $60 million in annual revenue. Earlier in his career, he was a journalist at publications including Newsday, the Associated Press and the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
Frazier is not new to FARE. He has been serving as a volunteer member of FARE's Board of National Ambassadors, the Advocacy Advisory Committee and as a co-chair of the organization's Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Access (DEIA) Roundtable. He will oversee Institutional Advancement/Development, Creative Services and Public Affairs and Communications.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to support FARE's mission in a role that will further its critical work benefitting millions of people around the world," said Frazier. "Food allergy is a serious public health risk that threatens people's quality of life and causes an economic burden for many. As a parent of a child with food allergies, and for the millions suffering from this chronic disease, it's important to continue to pursue new therapies, cures and supportive revenue streams working with FARE and its partners."
ATLANTA — Frank Meek, technical services manager, Rollins recently received the International IPM Award of Excellence (IPM Practitioner – Non-Academic), for his outstanding work in developing and implementing novel IPM-based strategies of controlling pests in the urban environment.The 2021 International IPM Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made exceptional achievements in IPM adoption, implementation and sustainability.
Meek has spent his entire career in the urban pest management industry. He has worked with manufacturers to help research new ways of controlling pests, specifically German cockroaches in the urban environment. Meek has written protocols that emphasize the importance of inspection, monitoring, and physical controls and cultural controls within a program where cockroach gel bait was necessary. His work on the introduction of cockroach gel bait into an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) plan to Orkin was a game changer in the 1990’s. Meek is known for his excellent communication skills, which led him to over 60 different countries, providing initial training and orientation to local staff.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Intelligent Blends, the San Diego-based manufacturer of single-serve and bagged beverages — and parent company of Maud's Coffee & Tea — announced the completion of a solar installation, which now powers all of its house-brand operations.
The project added 700 LG panels that each generate 405 watts of power, along with two sma 62 kilowatt inverters and two 50 kilowatt inverters, to the company's San Diego headquarters. The resulting impact on the environment on an annual basis, Intelligent Brands said, equates to taking 72 passenger vehicles off the road, 37,720 gallons of gasoline combusted or 5,500 tree saplings grown for 10 years.
"We believe that good coffee starts at the source, which is why we make sure that every step we take in manufacturing Maud's products is thoughtful, ethical and environmentally responsible," says CEO and Founder Michael Ishayik. "The addition of solar power to our production facility was a logical next step in ensuring that we continue our legacy of producing great products for our customers and partners the right way."
With aspirations of being completely carbon neutral by 2024, Intelligent Blends said it "will continue to harness innovation, emerging technologies and good old-fashioned sunshine to create high-quality, Earth-friendly products for Earth-minded partners and customers around the globe."
Here’s a look at articles and other resources for the week of April 5 highlighted by the QA staff.
FDA Releases Action Plan for Reducing Exposure to Toxic Elements from Foods for Babies, Young Children
The plan, Closer to Zero, will have three phases, the first of which is starting with a four-pronged approach.
The Acheson Group (TAG) new program aims to assist businesses in preparing for and managing public health crises.
Results around emerging new categories such as plant-based meat and dairy highlight areas for education and improvement within the food and beverage industry, Kerry said.
Agency affirms need for new collaborative actions to build on accomplishments in its Leafy Greens Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC) Action Plan.
NEOGEN Makes Its Analytics Platform Free for Qualifying Processors
Hoping to accelerate data-driven safety and quality, the platform can help food and beverage brands automate environmental monitoring and improve food safety compliance, NEOGEN said.