Robin Rose (Allan) Foster joined the growing team of GLOBALG.A.P. North America this month as Key Account Manager, focusing on finding food safety and sustainability certification solutions for producers, packers, and shippers of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Ms. Foster has over 20 years of experience in the North America agriculture and food production industry, including time working in production, retail, and regulatory positions. For the last 5 years, she was with Whole Foods Market, a prominent natural foods retailer, managing a program focused on supply chain social and environmental sustainability for produce and flowers. Prior to that, she ran the farm certification program for CCOF, a large organic certifier, in her home state of California. In 2003, Robin helped CCOF achieve approval as a GLOBALG.A.P. Certification Body. Additionally, she has field production and sales experience working for a handful of small farmers across the USA.

GLOBALG.A.P. is seeking to expand services, support and engagement throughout North America. By bringing on Ms. Foster into the new role as Key Account Manager for this importantregion, we expect to be able to increase our responsiveness to the needs of the community. We encourage you to reach out to her at Foster@globalgap.org to discuss your needs and possible solutions.

Ms. Foster is located in the heart of the coast of Central California, one of the largest agricultural areas in the U.S.A.  She lives with her two young children, who enjoy all the strawberries, artichokes, Brussels sprouts and more grown right down the road.