About Richard Stier
Richard Stier joined Food Quality & Safety as a Co-Industry Editor in January 2018. He is a consulting food scientist with international experience in food safety (HACCP), food plant sanitation, quality systems, process optimization, GMP compliance, and food microbiology. He has worked with a wide range of processing systems and products, including canning, freezing, dehydration, deep-fat frying, aseptic systems, and meat processing. Rick has been instrumental in helping processors develop the quality, food safety, and sanitation systems needed to compete in today’s market and grow their business. In addition to being a food safety, GMP, and quality systems auditor, he is also certified as a seafood and meat and poultry HACCP instructor from AFDO and by the International HACCP Alliance. Rick’s international experience includes completing projects in over 50 countries and working with over 650 food processors around the world. He is an instructor for the Preventive Controls Qualified Individual training and has received instruction in the Foreign Supplier Verification Program. Rick is a member of the IFT, IAFP, and the NCAACC. Reach him at Rickstier4@aol.com.