Meet Melanie

Melanie Neumann

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Neumann Risk Services (NRS) is founded Melanie Neumann, J.D., M.S.

Ms. Neumann is a global food safety attorney who has specialized 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 helping companies understand and implement the changing global food safety regulations and manage the changing risk landscape involved in producing and distributing food today. Melanie leverages her 19 years of industry experience to help clients understand the risks relating to the supply chain 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 and principles.  The team focuses on helping industry understand, implement, and effectively execute against new regulatory requirements such as the U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), including preparing for some of the first inspections under the various FSMA rules, coupled with assisting with USDA Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) regulations, and with responses to enforcement issues with regulatory agencies. The team also assists companies with building and enhancing supply chain risk assessment and management tools and holistic programs, and with recall and crisis management needs--proactively to prepare before a crisis and in response in times of a crisis, including serving as a liaison with regulators, preparing recall communications, advising on social media strategies and complaint management/call center needs and with other brand reputation issues.

Melanie is a Lead Instructor for the Preventive Controls for Human Food Course and the Foreign Supplier Verification Courses through the FSPCA; she is an adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and Northeastern University teaching various food regulatory topics, and serves as an advisor to other notable companies and organizations. Outside of her profession, Melanie is an avid runner and triathlete, to date completing 25 marathons and six Ironman triathlons.