ARLINGTON, Va. — Food Marketing Institute said Wednesday it has named Hilary S. Thesmar vice president of food safety programs, starting in mid-June.
Thesmar joins FMI from the National Turkey Federation, where she was senior director of scientific and regulatory affairs.
At FMI, Thesmar will be responsible for supervising all programs and activities related to food safety, food defense and food quality systems. She will serve FMI member companies as their advisor and representative before governmental, scientific, consumer and industry audiences on issues related to food safety.
"I am pleased to welcome Hilary to the FMI staff," said Leslie G. Sarasin, president and chief executive officer of FMI. "Her strong academic background in food technology and human nutrition creates a unique blend of perspectives, combining food safety expertise with the practical considerations of a registered dietitian. Her stellar scientific credentials and her food industry experience will help us take our exceptional FMI Food Safety Programs to the next level."
Prior to working at NTF, Thesmar was the director of the Egg Safety Center in Washington, in addition to working with the Egg Nutrition Center.