We are glad to announce that Joan Rosen has joined PerfoTec as a representative for the USA. Joan has 30+ years of experience in the fresh produce industry with expertise in quality systems, food safety and postharvest technology.
Joan is the founder of JC Rosen Resources, providing global consulting services and partnering with clients throughout the supply chain to identify and prioritize opportunities, implement solutions to improve quality and food safety and drive continuous improvement.
Previously, Joan was the Director of Global Food Safety and Quality, Chiquita Brands International/ Fresh Express, where for over 22 years she had increasing responsibilities in key technical management leadership positions. Her role ensured standardized food safety and quality systems across fresh produce growing, packing, processing and distribution operations in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia including compliance with customer, brand and regulatory standards.
She serves on the Technical Committees for the Center for Produce Safety, Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association. She received her M. Sc. in Food Science and Postharvest Physiology from the University of California, Davis, and her B. Sc. in Food Science from Cornell University. Joan is also a recipient of the International Fresh-Cut Produce Association’s Technical Excellence Award for her achievements in advancing the common good of the fresh-cut industry, enhancing food safety and quality initiatives and supporting innovative technological advancements. Previously, Joan led postharvest research programs at Campbell Soup Company and also worked in flavor development and application at Florasynth Inc.