Campden BRI Experience


Annual Campden lecture

Amplifying food safety in a rapidly changing world:
how global collaboration builds consumer trust

Presented by
Sara Mortimore, VP Global Food Safety, Walmart

Sara Mortimore

About Sara

Sara Mortimore is the Vice President and Global Subject Matter Expert for Food Safety at Walmart Inc. In this role, Sara is responsible for the global development and oversight of all Food Safety programs and initiatives for the company’s 11,500 stores, 50 manufacturing facilities, and distribution and fulfilment centers.

Prior to joining Walmart in May 2019, Sara held the position of Vice President of Product Safety, Quality and Regulatory Affairs with enterprise-wide responsibility at Land O’Lakes, Inc. In this capacity, she covered both human and animal foods and supported non-profit international development work.

Sara began her career with Glaxo SmithKline as a Research Technologist in Research & Development. In 1989, she joined Grand Metropolitan Foods, which later became Pillsbury and was subsequently incorporated by General Mills Inc. Here she led food safety, quality, and regulatory teams throughout international markets, including support of brands such as Haagen Dazs, Wanchai Ferry, Old El Paso, and Green Giant.

Sara is a graduate of both Seale-Hayne Agriculture College in the U.K. (now incorporated into the University of Plymouth), and Leicester University. She is the co-author of several successful books on HACCP and food safety management, with Carol Wallace. Sara has served on the board of trustees for the Royal Society of Public Health and for the BRC International Advisory Board, has been a reviewer on a number of food safety publications, and is now a board member of the Global Food Safety Initiative.

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