National Food Safety Education Month Industry Roundtable Cosponsored by the NEHA Business and Industry Affiliate
Rising Above the Challenges of COVID-19: A Food Safety Industry Roundtable
September 29, 2020
1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT
QA Regulatory Compliance Manager
Quality Assurance, Food Safety Manager
Taco Bell Corp
Sadri Jazayeri has worked for Taco Bell Corp for over 7 years leading the restaurant level food safety team. In his time at Taco Bell, he has helped drive initiatives involving 3rd party restaurant audits, cleaning programs, pest program, and overall food safety training. Prior to Taco Bell, he worked in the biotech sector doing research in developing cancer diagnostic testing and then moving to experimental designs for vaccine validation as part of the clinical trials program.
Senior Manager, Brand Protection, Quality and Regulatory Compliance
James O'Neal currently serves as brand protection manager for Denny’s assigned primarily to the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, and Upper Midwest focusing on food safety improvement, training, and regulatory issues.
Prior to joining the Denny's team, O'Neal began his career in 2002 at the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control where he started in the General Sanitation and Onsite Wastewater program before transitioning to the Food Protection program. He then moved to the private sector as part of the grocery industry in 2005 with Diversey, Inc, in support of the Food Protection and Workplace Safety program at Bi-Lo supermarkets serving stores in Georgia and South Carolina. In 2012, he joined Food Lion supermarkets where he spent the next 5 years as a food safety specialist supporting stores and distribution centers in six southeastern states.
O'Neal received his bachelor's degree in microbiology from Clemson University in 2002. He holds both REHS/RS and CP-FS credentials from NEHA.