Joan Vanden Hazel: SFC’s new compass for learning strategy

We are pleased to welcome our new Director of Learning Strategy, Joan Vanden Hazel

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With extensive experience complex learning systems design and business strategies, she will be taking SFC’s groundwork on training quality standards to the next level: an eventual Publicly Accessible Specification (PAS).

SFC has heard that most food businesses and regulators are very well aware that there are no standards for the quality of food safety training–neither in terms of design quality, nor in terms of content quality. And that this needs to change. Joan says:

“The lack of standards is causing serious ineffectiveness that SFC is attempting to address with the help of stakeholders. These negative outcomes include duplicated costs of training development, inconsistent and sometimes ineffectual training, misplaced regulatory actions, and difficulty in getting experienced professionals into the industry.”

Joan will be leading SFC’s strategy and activities to improve food safety training and education, so that it becomes an intrinsic part of business objectives for the food industry and regulatory bodies alike. Read more about our groundwork on training quality standards here.


Welcome on board, Joan!