Keynote: Operating a Globally Connected, Locally-Focused International Food Quality System

  • Discussing some of the challenges involved in delivering the value and variety of global brands to delight consumers on a local scale
  • Offering best practices to deploy global quality policies in an ever-changing local environment to ensure quality, safety, and compliance
  • Debating the best way to incorporate QA/QC processes and principles into supply chain organizations throughout the value chain
  • Placing the consumer at the heart of all we do

Frank Sabella
VP Global Quality, Food Safety and Scientific & Regulatory Affairs
Mondelēz International

Mr. Frank J. Sabella is Vice President of Quality, Food Safety, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs for Mondelēz International, a position he has held since September 2013. He is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the combined Food Safety, SARA and Quality function for Mondelēz International, delivering integrated strategies and plans needed for growth while driving excellence in consumer-inspired quality. Prior to this he was the Vice President of Research, Development, Quality and Innovation for the Kraft Foods Group – Beverages, a position he has held since 2004. He was responsible for all product and packaging development, food safety and quality matters for Kraft Beverages in North America. He was also responsible for the development of the Enabling Technology agenda for Kraft’s Global Refreshment Beverage Category.

Mr. Sabella draws upon over 33 years of R&D, Quality and project management experience in the food industry. He has developed and commercialized new process technologies, ingredient and product innovations and has successful track record of managing tactical and strategic research programs on a local and global basis. He joined Kraft in 1985 as a research engineer in Maxwell House Coffee, working primarily to develop products and processes for decaffeinated and specialty coffees. He holds a U.S. patent for his work. Mr. Sabella received a B.S. in chemical engineering from Polytechnic Institute of New York. He was a Certified Food Scientist and Certified Quality Engineer. Mr. Sabella is located at the East Hanover, NJ Campus for Mondelēz International. Mr. Sabella has also been a member of the ILSI NA (International Life Sciences Institute) Board of Trustees for over 10 years and is currently serving as ILSI NA President.