Stacey Klinzing, Director of Food Safety- Sprouts Farmers Market
Stacey joined Sprouts in 2022 and oversees all aspects of the retail and supply chain food safety programs. Before joining the grocery retail space, Stacey has been in the food industry for over 30 years in food service operations with Darden, Bloomin Brands, and most recently FSQA manager for PF Chang’s Global Support Center. Her interest in food science led her to Innovadex, which today is known as UL Prospector, where she was part of the development team for the food and beverage platform that is used extensively in the food science community today resourcing technical information and B2B ingredient formulation needs. She has also worked for Corbion and Dupont Nutrition and Biosciences in both food safety and quality assurance.
An active member of IFT, NEHA, and IAFP, she has served on several scholarship selection committees, was the board chair for the IFT Kansas City chapter, and received recognition at the national IFT annual meeting as an outstanding volunteer for her service. She serves on the advisory board at the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education Customer Experience Program and the Food Codex Committee with IFT. Receiving her bachelors from Kansas State University and her master’s from Michigan State University, she has dedicated her studies to social and behavioral science, food science, and food safety. Stacey is working on her Doctorate at Wilmington University in Prevention Science advocating for more equitable food safety, nutrition, and access to healthy foods for our country’s most underserved populations.