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GMA names McEntire VP of Science Operations

The Grocery Manufacturers Association has hired Jennifer Cleveland McEntire as VP of Science Operations, effective March 3.

McEntire was previously VP and chief science officer at The Acheson Group, where she helped food industry clients understand their supply chain risks and prioritize mitigations in the context of the changing regulatory landscape and global food safety system.

She has also served as the senior staff scientist and director of Science & Technology Projects at the Institute of Food Technologists, and worked closely with FDA, FSIS, and CDC to provide insight on industry food safety practices related to food defense and product tracing.


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“Product safety is the number one priority for GMA and its member companies, and Jennifer’s appointment is part of our continued commitment to strengthen our world class food safety practice,” said Leon Bruner, GMA’s chief science officer, in a statement. “Her considerable expertise and experience will no doubt strengthen our scientific and technical capabilities as well.”

McEntire will report to Bruner.


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