Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference and Expo
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Karl Thorson
Global Food Safety and Sanitation Manager; General Mills

Karl Thorson is a corporate Global Food Safety and Sanitation Manager, leading Sanitation for General Mills.  His experience includes 25 years with Pillsbury/General Mills in both plant and corporate roles in Quality, Operations, and Sanitation. His areas of focus include allergen and pathogen control, sanitary design, and sanitation training/education. Karl was recognized as the Baking & Snack’s 2016 Operations Executive of the Year and 2016 Sanitarian of the Year by IAFP (International Association of Food Protection). He has a B.S. in Food Science from the University of Minnesota. 


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