Meet Your FIBR Training Council!

John Pesce is our Core Trainer for the FIBR Food Safety Training Institute. Other Food Industry Professionals are members of the Training Council and contribute to our food safety programs.

  • John N. Pesce

    John N. Pesce is currently working for a major food company in Los Angeles. He is responsible for developing food safety programs, GMPs SSOP HACCP and Food Security employee training, supplier audits, vendor compliance and pest control.

    John has over 46 years of experience in the food industry in both production and executive management capacities. For 27 of those years, he worked at a subsidiary of Kellogg’s', where he developed curriculum and provided employee training in sanitation and hygiene, CGMP's, SSOPs, SPC and pest control and industrial safety. He has extensive experience in thermal processing of canned food products and was responsible for employee training in retort and orbitort operations.

    He is a member of four professional organizations (AFDO) Association of Food and Drug Officials the (ASQ) American Society for Quality .and the (ASM) American Society for Microbiology and (FIBR) Food Industry Business Roundtable where He is on the Board of Directors and a trainer for CGMP’s, SSOP’s, GLP’s and Prerequisite for HACCP. He is also a Food Defense Coordinator. He is also an Instructor Proctor for the Certified Professional Food Manager Program and is a registered ServSafe Instructor Proctor for the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) and he is a GFSI internal auditor.

    Mr. Pesce is a licensed steam engineer by the City of Los Angeles. He has attended the University of California at Davis' Better Process Control School;; the American Institute of Baking for certification in Food Processing Sanitation and Hygiene; the University of Tennessee's Statistical Process Control Management for Food Processing;; and the University of Southern California's Food protection Certification Program for food plant manufacturers. He also has a certificate in Seafood HACCP. He is licensed by the structural pest control board # RA-45864 as a pest control applicator. He is also a Food Defense Bioterrorism Risk Management coordinator.

  • Michael F. Hernandez, Principal, Q15 Associates

    Q15 Associates is a food safety training partnership located in Sacramento, that specializes in Good Manufacturing Practices, Sanitation Control Procedures (SSOP), Seafood HACCP and Recall plan training.

    Michael is retired from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). During his thirty-one year career, Michael held Chief positions in the Emergency Response Unit, Industry Training Unit, and Seafood Safety Unit of the Food and Drug Branch (FDB). Prior to his management positions, Michael was a Program Specialist and food and drug investigator. As an inspector he inspected a spectrum of food commodities; however, he specialized in seafood Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) inspections and seafood safety issues. Michael is certified trainer for the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) seafood HACCP and Sanitation Control Procedures training program.