Jantschke, who began his employment Jan. 2, has almost 20 years of food safety, sanitation, and quality experience. Most recently he provided training and education, auditing, and technical assistance to a number of companies through his own food consulting business.
His long tenure with the Grocery Manufacturers/Food Products Association (formerly known as the National Food Processors Association), culminated with a position as a senior level scientist leading a group that provided FPA member companies with expert advice in food safety, microbiology and regulatory compliance. Prior experience also includes positions with Dole Packaged Foods and Dole Thailand Ltd.
Jantschke holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Philipps University, Marburg, Germany, a Master of Science in food technology and science from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and has completed graduate level course work in International Agricultural Development at U.C. Davis.
Jantschke's primary role is to strengthen Pro*Act's compliance requirements with its suppliers and distributors as well as work closely with their customers and industry trade association task force committees to develop collaborative approaches on issues of food safety and regulatory compliance.