John G. Keogh is a strategist, advisor, and management science researcher with 30 years of executive leadership roles as director, vice president, and senior vice president in global supply chain management, information technology, technology consulting, and supply chain standards. Currently, he is managing principal at Toronto-based, niche advisory, and research firm Shantalla Inc. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Management, an MBA in Management, and a Master of Science in Business and Management Research in Transparency and Trust in the Food Chain. He is currently completing doctoral research focused on transparency and trust in global food chains at Henley Business School, University of Reading, using the lenses of agency theory, signaling theory, and transactional cost theory.

Carl or ’’C.J.” Unis is a Systems Engineer with expertise in Continuity of Operations, Continuity of Government, devolution, infrastructure, supply chain logistics, and emergency management. He has a Master’s Degree in Systems Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology. C.J. was formerly the critical infrastructure protection program manager for the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. He has served as a federal agent in the capacity of providing classified transportation for the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration—Office of Secure Transportation, as well as holding numerous positions for the U.S. Marine Corps in the capacity of performing internal embassy, dignitary, motor transport specialist, and classified material security duties.

John and C.J. are the authors of our June/July 2020 cover story

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In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to C.J. and John [18:48] about:

  • What the food industry may experience after the pandemic
  • How the food industry's "new normal" will need to incorporate and adapt digitization
  • Changes that supply chains and product fulfillment centers may go through
  • Problems that the food industry experienced at the onset of the pandemic
  • How military-style training can help foster a more proactive approach within food companies
  • Technology-based "trip wires"

Bob Ferguson's Food Safety Insights [9:07]
Bob joins us to discuss his article featured in our June/July 2020 issue

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News Mentioned in This Episode
USDA FSIS to Expand STEC Testing to Additional Raw Beef Products [2:21]  
AFFI Responds to Officials Linking COVID-19 to Imported Seafood [5:32]