GFSI: The Language of Food & Beverage Value-Chains - Locally, Regionally & Globally



Jacqueline Southee


Jacqueline Southee is the North American representative for FSSC 22000, an ISO 22000 based, GFSI benchmarked food safety certification system. Based in Washington DC, Jacqueline works to build a broader understanding of how FSSC 22000 certification can contribute to global harmonization in food safety, forge international compliance and meet the needs of the public and private sector. Jacqueline graduated with a BSc and PhD in Agricultural Science from the University of Nottingham and has a background in transatlantic business development.

Rosalind Zils

Rosalind Zils has global responsibility for Land O Lake’s External Supply Chain Quality, covering Feed/Food Ingredients, Packaging, Co-Manufacturers, Joint Ventures and Seed Quality.  Land O Lakes is made up of three divisions, Dairy Foods, Animal Feed and Crop Services. An alumnus of Iowa State University with a bachelor’s of Animal Science, Rosalind has 25 plus years food industry experience through various positions within Land O Lakes and Cargill. Her career encompasses experiences in Sales, Operations, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain Management and Corporate Quality. Rosalind is responsible for leading a team of quality professionals who manage the activities with external partners that ensure compliance with Land O Lakes requirements. 

Rosalind represents Land O Lakes on working groups with Global Food Safety Initiative, Grocery Manufacturers Association, and others.  Her past industry contributions include the leadership committee for the Coalition for Sustainable Egg Supply Laying Hen Housing Research Project. She is a past Minnesota State Quality Award Examiner, a four time Business Excellence Examiner, and past president of the Wright County Area United Way of Minnesota.  She is actively involved in Land O Lake’s ISU relationship. Rosalind is a past ASQ certified quality auditor and mentors many others to achieve that certification. She has been married 26 years to Robert Zils and has one son, Jacob, who is 12.