25+ years operational, leadership and management experience in the food manufacturing industry.
Ned created and managed the Food Defense program for a major international food manufacturer from 2004 - 2008. The program focused on low-cost and no-cost behavioral changes and incorporated policy, procedure, training, vendor qualification, design criteria, inspections, self-assessments and formal audits. While the Food Defense Plan was based on the FDA guidance document, additional guidance from the USDA, DOT, FBI and USPS was also incorporated.
Since then, Periscope Consulting has become the leading Food Defense Consultant with an FDA regulated manufacturing background. We have created and presented materials for Food Defense Training Workshops at home and abroad with both the USDA and the FDA. Our Food Defense Plan Builder Tool has been used in at least four foreign countries with hundreds of companies. We have spoken at the International Symposium on Agroterrorism. We have conducted numerous Vulnerability Assessments. We sit on expert panels with the Institute of Food Technologists and others.
Ned Mitenius (Periscope Consulting) did a great job of introducing us to the new system during two-days of on-site training. Then, on very short notice, completely rearranged his schedule in order to fill in for Dave providing on-site implementation support. Ned, in partnership with Dave, helped us to get up to speed quickly and resolve a number of issues discovered during implementation.