Joan Menke-Schaenzer is Chief Quality Officer at Van Drunen Farms and FutureCeuticals.
In this role, she is responsible for quality and food safety of Van Drunen Farms culinary herb growing and processing businesses across the globe. As well as the nutraceutical business which supplies ingredients to the functional food, cosmetics, and dietary supplements industries.
Joan is a passionate champion of safety and compliance across the entire food system. She has led quality and food safety organizations across manufacturing, food service and retail. Previously, Joan led McDonald’s global supply chain, safety, and compliance organization; ConAgra Foods, food safety and quality organization; Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. global food safety and security organization, and Kraft Foods quality organization.
Joan served on the FDA Food Advisory Committee. As well as the CDC Board of Scientific Counselors FSMA Implementation working group.
Joan earned her Bachelor of Science in Food Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison.