About Us

Active Food Safety consists of an experienced team of food safety professionals, thought leaders and mobile product designers dedicated to bringing you the best business management solutions for today's food safety challenges in foodservice, retail food sales,  and food manufacturing.

We are continuously striving to improve food safety business management in the food industry through best in class advisory and consulting practices and mobile products based on proven food business best practices and regulatory requirements to prevent foodborne disease outbreaks while reducing cost and growing sales.

Who we are

Active Food Safety consists of a team of food safety professionals, thought leaders, and system designers who specialize in modern and effective food safety solutions. With diverse experience and expertise we have formed a cohesive and effective partnership to bring you great food safety solutions!

Hal King, PhD

CEO
Advisor
Partner

Dr. Hal King is Managing Partner at Active Food Safety with over 16 years in Enterprise food safety management leadership and the recipient of the 2018 NSF International Food Safety Leadership and Innovation Award.  He is Founder/CEO of Public Health Innovations (PHI), a book author, a public health scientist/innovator, and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health.

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Lori Stephens, MS

General Manager
Advisor
Partner

Lori Stephens is a 22-year veteran of the restaurant and foodservice industry, with a strong background in food safety, food quality, and business and technology development in the food industry.

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Paul Hineman

Advisor
Partner

As a recognized leader in the Hospitality Industry for over 20 years, Paul has held senior financial and operational positions in leading restaurant brands like Cracker Barrel and First Watch.

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Mark Miklos, CP-FS

Advisor
Partner

I’ve been an educator and an entrepreneur and for the past twenty-three years a restaurant industry executive. The latter journey began in restaurant operations and eventually led to several positions of increasing responsibility in corporate training based in equal parts on my record of accomplishment in operations and on my background as an adjunct professor and collegiate athletic coach.

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Michele Sarkisian

Partner

Michele Sarkisian is an expert in aligning stakeholder (employees, channels and customers) objectives with corporate priorities. As senior executive with $100M P+L responsibility at Maritz, a privately held Sales and Marketing Services company, Michele worked with leaders in diverse industries.

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Josh King

Director of Tech and UX
Partner

Josh is a Product Designer, Product Developer, and Project Manager with 7 years experience in the food safety industry. Putting user experience first, he designs and implements the best possible products to improve the state of the industry.

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