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•  FMI – The Food Industry Association announced this morning that Heather Garlich, the organization's Vice President, Media and PR, has been promoted to the role of senior vice president, communications, marketing and consumer/community affairs.

At the same time, FMI announced the retirement of Robert Garfield, senior vice president of the Safe Quality Food Institute, a division of FMI.

FMI said that "Garfield’s retirement signals a new opportunity for leadership at SQFI, with Gigi Vita as the incoming chief food safety assessment officer and senior vice president of the program. Originally hired to lead sales for SQFI, Vita’s appointment cements her operational effectiveness through best in class business-to-business and business-to-consumer insights and sales teams, as well as supply chain, manufacturing, and globally sourced customer offerings."