Food Safety Summit presented by Food Safety Magazine

sara mortimoreSara Mortimore, MSc, FRSPH, MIFST
Former Vice President and Global Subject Matter Expert
Walmart Inc

A food scientist and passionate food safety advocate with over 40 years of experience.

From 2019 to 2024 Sara was the Global Vice President of Food Safety for Walmart Inc. This role had enterprise-wide responsibility for the company’s more than 10,500 brick and mortar stores, fast developing ecommerce business, supply chain and private brands supplier food safety program. During this period the company transformed its food safety management system and in doing so, focused on leveraging the food safety knowledge and experience from team members around the globe.

From 2008 to 2019 she was the Vice President of Product Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs at Land O’Lakes, Inc., the second largest agricultural cooperative in the USA, which operates some of the most respected brands in agribusiness and food including dairy foods, animal nutrition (Purina Animal Nutrition), and in agricultural inputs.

Sara started her career with Glaxo SmithKline, working as a Research Technologist in R&D. In 1989 she joined Grand Metropolitan Foods which later became Pillsbury and subsequently was incorporated by General Mills Inc. She stayed there for close on 19 years moving through a series of global assignments all in Food Safety and Quality,

Sara is also the co-author of many successful books and chapters on HACCP and food safety management. She has served on the GFSI Steering Committee and as a trustee of the Royal Society for Public Health, as well as on several editorial boards.