Craig has 40+ years in the food and beverage industry and academics specializing in food safety, food processing, and food and beverage product innovation. Craig has developed, launched, and/or reformulated over 300 products for the retail, small business, and food service markets.
He has authored and co-authored multiple professional journal publications, patents, and technical book chapters.
Craig’s background includes: Food Safety & Food Processing Specialist; Food Consultant; Senior Manager Product Research & Development for the Kraft Heinz Company; and Food Microbiologist for the State of Idaho. Craig also has worked as a Meat Processor /Formulator, Meat Science, Live Animal Inspection, Carcass Grading etc., and processing of meat products from live animals to the retail sales under USDA inspection.
Craig is a FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Lead Instructor, a FSPCA Preventive Controls Lead Instructor for Animal Food, a FSPCA Foreign Supplier Verification Lead Instructor, and a Lead Trainer for the Produce Safety Alliance Produce Safety Rule, and a Seafood HACCP Alliance Lead Trainer for Seafood HACCP and Seafood Sanitation Control Procedures serving the MEP National Network in Washington, Montana, Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming, California, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Master of Science, Food Science – Food Microbiology from the University of Idaho
Bachelor of Science, Animal Science from the University of Idaho