Managing Risks From All Angles

Meet Melanie

Melanie Neumann

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Neumann Risk Services, LLC (NRS) is founded by global food safety attorney Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S.

Ms. Neumann specializes in food law and regulatory compliance and holds a Master’s degree in food safety. This dynamic combination of skills provides a unique, specialized approach to understanding and implementing the changing global food safety regulations and assisting food and beverage companies with managing various risks – where food law, food science, and brand reputation converge. Melanie leverages her 19 years of industry experience as a food law attorney along with her Masters of Science in Food Safety to help clients understand the risks relating to the sourcing, manufacturing, distribution and recall of food globally.

In addition, the NRS team advises food companies on how to build holistic food safety programs integrated into enterprise risk management programs with a focus on understanding, implementing, and training on new legal and regulatory requirements such as the U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), as well as USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations, and assisting with responses to enforcement issues with regulatory agencies. The team also assists companies with advertising and labeling issues; building and enhancing supply chain control/ management programs, and with recall and crisis management needs-proactively and in times of response, including recall communications, social media, complaint management and with brand reputation issues.

Melanie is active in the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), is a technical working group member of the GFSI Global Markets Program Strategy group, a member of The Sackler Institute of Nutrition Science of the New York Academy of Sciences, an adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and serves as an advisor to other companies and organizations. Outside of her profession, Melanie is an avid runner and triathlete, to date completing 23 marathons and four Ironman triathlons.