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Coke exec joins food safety group


Neil Marshall, global director of quality and food safety with the Coca-Cola Company is the newest member of the Consumer Goods Forum’s Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

Marshall replaces fellow Coca-Cola colleague D.V. Darshane who recent took a new position with Coca-Cola in Europe.

"Neil will bring to the board a wealth of experience in leading global food safety initiatives He will be a great addition to our board as he has an extraordinary expertise in managing risks across the global supply chain," said Yves Rey, a Danone executive and GFSI board chairman. "We are delighted that he is joining the GFSI board of directors and we look forward to working together as we continuously search for better ways to manage food safety across the industry."

At Coca-Cola, Marshall’s responsibilities include defining global strategy, policy, programs, requirements and initiatives for quality and food safety to ensure product integrity, while reducing risks across the supply chain. He joined Coke in 1999, working for Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd in the UK. Since then, he has held several quality and supply chain technical lead roles within the UK and Europe before moving to a global position in Atlanta, USA in 2009.

He led the company’s global Food Safety project team in 2007 and 2008 to mitigate supply chain risks prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympics, was the technical crisis management lead for the 2010 South Africa World Cup and for the 2012 London Olympics.

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