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• The Food Marketing Institute (FMI) announced that Terry Levee has been named as its Director of Food Safety Programs, responsible for developing and implementing programs and activities geared toward helping retail and wholesale food companies meet critical food safety needs. He will report to Hilary Thesmar, Ph.D., RD, FMI’s Vice President of Food Safety Programs.

Levee’s industry tenure includes positions at two FMI member companies, Giant Food/Ahold USA and Winn Dixie Stores, Inc. At Giant, he monitored company wide food safety performance to ensure all practices met Ahold, Giant, local, state, county and federal food safety standards and regulations. Prior to working at Giant, Levee served 19 years at Winn-Dixie, as its technical, scientific and regulatory expert for all food safety and retail quality assurance issues and programs.

• The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced that Mark Mechelse, former Director of Marketing & Client Services of AIM Global Solutions, has been hired to serve as Director of Industry Insights.
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