Charles L. Gioglio, Associate

Charlie-CMr. Gioglio has more than 40 years of experience and knowledge of the food industry, particularly in the meat and poultry processing and inspection issues. He served 33 years with the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) of USDA.  Starting his career with FSIS as a food inspector in New York City, he rose through the ranks to hold numerous positions both in the field and headquarters. Because of his substantial knowledge and experience, he held positions as the Director of the Recall Management Division, the Director of the Inspection and Initiatives Staff, and the Director of the Labeling and Program Development Division. Mr. Gioglio also served USDA as the Executive Secretariat to the Meat and Poultry Inspection Advisory Committee.

Mr. Gioglio possesses a broad and practical understanding of meat and poultry processing industry and inspection issues. He concluded his work with FSIS as a Program Manager in the Office of Field Operations where he oversaw the development and implementation of the Public Health Information System. Mr. Gioglio’s responsibilities also included reviewing and resolving industry appeals of noncompliance reports and decisions by inspection personnel. He oversaw the writing of many of the operational directives, notices, and policies that provide guidance and instruction to inspection personnel.

Through his work with HCG, Mr. Gioglio provides HACCP and food safety training, program development, and advice to food companies nationwide. He is an authorized lead instructor to train the Food Safety and Preventive Controls (FSPCA) course, developed by the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance and FDA, to qualify preventive controls individuals for the food industry.  He has provided Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) training to both industry and FDA groups.

Mr. Gioglio has served as an expert witness on behalf of several companies helping to secure successful outcomes in lawsuits involving recalls and labeling issues.  He has also helped a number of start-up food businesses secure USDA Grants of Inspection and develop their HACCP plans and food safety systems.

Early in his career, Mr. Gioglio was the Quality Control Manager of John Krauss, Inc., a meat processing establishment in Jamaica, NY. He began his career in the food business as a butcher and delicatessen manager in his family’s retail stores some 40 years ago.

Mr. Gioglio holds an AAS in Food Processing Technology from The State University of New York, and a BS in management from National Louis University.

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