Jayne is a Food Safety Advisor with a MS in Public Health. She currently works with large companies, such as Amazon, to create assessments for their facilities and marketing Amazon’s Food Handlers Course to public health jurisdictions for approval. Her special interests include infectious disease control and food safety rule interpretations. She is well-versed in food safety regulatory compliance and regulatory structure of public health jurisdictions.
Jayne has worked in local and state jurisdictions for 15 years. While at the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), she was the FDA Standardization Officer to ensure consistency among local health department inspectors and their interpretations of applicable laws and regulations. Also, at IDPH, Jayne worked closely with the Infectious Disease Team to mitigate large foodborne illnesses. She later took on the role of the Food Program Manager where she was instrumental in the adoption of new regulations of the Foodservice Sanitation Code, local health department certification program, ordinance approvals and overseeing the Illinois Manager’s Food Safety Certification Program.
Jayne has participated in many professional organizations such as International Association of Food Protection (IAFP). She is past president of the Illinois Chapter. Ms. Lipe participated in the Conference for Food Protection (CFP) on the committee for produce washing and was a member of the Technical Council. In addition, she was involved in developing curriculum for the International Food Protection Institute, as well as, assisting in development of Allergen Control Guidelines for Illinois Schools.
Her eight years of industry experience began at Walmart Home Office overseeing more than 700 stores and clubs in many eastern states. Her responsibilities included working with the compliance directors in her area, as well as, field teams to drive food safety. This role was also responsible for evaluating metrics to identify markets needing increased focus of the program. Also, while at Walmart, she developed a Vomit Clean-Up Kit for all stores and clubs. She worked in Walmart’s Emergency Operations Center and was their main contact for infectious disease and supporting stores and clubs during disasters.