Speaker Profile


Stephen Hufford

Food Safety Consultant and HACCP Trainer

Stephen Hufford is a Food Safety Consultant and HACCP Trainer located in the Chicago area. As an experienced food safety professional Stephen focuses on GFSI, HACCP Training and program writing, Sanitation and Pest Control Programs. He has worked in the food manufacturing industry for over thirty-eight years.  Stephen is a HACCP expert with extensive experience in plan writing.  Additionally he is a Certified HACCP Lead Instructor with the International HACCP Alliance and regularly conducts HACCP Training events. His expertise includes GMP, Standard Operating Procedure and Specification development and labeling. He is very experienced in working with U.S.D.A. and F.D.A. regulatory agencies. Stephen also is a trained SQF Practitioner and has had SQF Auditor Training. Stephen has worked for some of the major food companies. He was Quality Assurance Manager at Thorn Apple Valley, and Manager of Quality and Food Safety for Michigan Turkey Producers. Stephen’s experience has included virtually all aspects of the meat industry including processing of all species. Plants where he has worked have produced products for such companies as Wal-Mart, Target, Hygrade, Ball Park, Boar’s Head, Applebee’s, IHOP, Safeway, Meijer, Kroger, Gordon Food Service, Sara Lee, Hy-Vee, Aldi, Jewel, Albertson’s, Spartan, Heinz, Kraft and Oscar Mayer. He has served as primary liaison for his companies with regulatory agencies. He also was a member for four years of the National Turkey Federation Technical and Regulatory committee. In this capacity he attended meetings concerning many of the important issues in the poultry industry. Stephen is a graduate of Ball State University (Muncie, in) with degrees both in Business and Education. He has completed five HACCP Training programs while achieving his Certification as a HACCP Lead Instructor in 2000. He has completed SQF Practitioner Training (Silliker) and SQF Auditor Training (NSF). He is additionally trained in Total Quality Management, and Applied Statistical Quality Control.



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