Jeff Kronenberg, M.S., is Food Safety Practitioner at Food Safety Northwest, and previously Assistant Professor with the University of Idaho, School of Food Science and TechHelp. Over the past 34 years, he has held positions in operations and corporate quality, productivity, food safety, HACCP, and health & safety with Frito-Lay, the J.R. Simplot Company, PowerBar, AIB International, and University of Idaho. Jeff has worked with numerous company and supplier processing operations in developing, training, and implementing quality, food safety and HACCP systems. Through his industry affiliations, Jeff has worked with food manufacturing and distribution companies across the United States in the areas of product quality, food safety, and HACCP. Over the past 12 years, he has spearheaded the introduction of Lean Manufacturing to the food industry in Idaho. This includes a leadership role in lean transformations at potato processing operations, cheese processors, a salad dressing operation, onion processing operations, and an appetizer operation. He works extensively with a wide range of food and dairy processing operations, providing technical assistance in food safety, HACCP, food defense, and in building GFSI-compliant food safety management systems. In 2011 & 2012, Jeff provided food safety & HACCP workshops and technical assistance to food & dairy processing personnel and government regulators in Belarus through US AID. Similar assistance was provided to the food industry in the Republic of Georgia and Kyrgyzstan in 2015, 2016, and 2017. He is currently providing assistance to the food industry for FDA FSMA regulations through curriculum development review for Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA), instruction of FSPCA Preventive Controls courses, and on-site technical assistance.
Jeff holds a Master’s Degree in Food Science and Microbiology from Cornell University, and is a member of the International Association for Food Protection. He holds HACCP certifications through the Association of Food and Drug Officials (Seafood HACCP Trainer), the American Society for Quality (HACCP Auditor), International HACCP Alliance (Lead Instructor), Safe Quality Food Institute (SQF Consultant), and is a Lead Instructor for the FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food and Animal Food courses. Jeff also holds a Lean Knowledge Certificate from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.