Having retired as Senior QA Manager for HP Hood, Bruce Ferree is now an industry consultant. At HP Hood, Ferree oversaw company quality assurance, quality control and food safety. He is a food quality and safety professional with experience in many types of food operations, including meat and poultry, dairy (milk, cheese and whey), canning/aseptic, grain extraction, auditing, consulting and training. He has worked both domestically and internationally. Ferree received his Bachelor of Science in food technology from Colorado State University. He is a Certified Food Scientist, Certified Quality Auditor and Certified Food Safety and Quality Auditor. He is a member of ASQ, IAFP and IFT and has been recognized as a Fellow of IFT. Ferree also writes for the QA column Beyond the Plant Floor.