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Zhinong Yan

Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center|Executive Director

Dr. Zhinong Yan is the Executive Director, Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center (WFSCC). He has been working in Microbiology and Food Safety for over 25 years. Before joining the WFSCC, he was the Food Safety Director, Asia Pacific at Ecolab; he also worked at a food equipment company and a food safety consulting company where he had provided food safety solutions for over 150 different food plants in over 20 countries. He has involved and conducted over 100 food safety and sanitation trainings. Dr. Yan actively participates in the industry construction work; he is the Vice Chair, Food Safety Capability Building Working Group, GFSI China; and the Secretary General of ‘China Seven Star Food Safety Alliance’. Dr. Yan has a Ph.D from Auburn University in Plant Pathology and Microbiology, and he received his B.S and M.S from China Agriculture University in Beijing.