School Food Industry Roundtable Meets July 10, 2016

Face the Facts!

Final regulations about the primarily retail Nutrition Facts Panel labeling were just published. They may seem like minor changes, but there are implications for the institutional food service market.

Update will also include other labeling trends as non-GMO and Organic Labeling.

Patricia Phillips will summarize the technical changes and present the bottom line what will be helpful for the Industry to understand. Then plan to participate in the round table discussions about the impact on the Industry and Schools. Phillips Resources is pleased to announce Everett Kuglar is joining the team.  "I am delighted the industry in general will have access to the wealth of knowledge and experience that Everett has in the selling to the food service market place, distribution, manufacturing and government relations" commented Phillips

Everett Kuglar Joins Phillips Resources

Everett Kuglar joined Phillips Resources after retiring with thirty-two years of service with Gold Kist Poultry/Pilgrim’s Pride Poultry. Gold Kist/Pilgrim’s Pride, an eight billion dollar corporation, is an industry leader in poultry products for all food industry segments, including CN fully cooked products for the National School Lunch Program.

During his tenure with Gold Kist, Everett served as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Further Processed Business Unit. His responsibilities included sales, business unit P and L, accounting, supply chain, personnel, and business unit annual operating budgets. Additionally, in this position, he was also responsible for developing annual strategic sales and marketing plans, pricing and product costing strategies, new product development and introduction, and broker training and management. The Further Processed Business Unit sold products to the foodservice (including CN), retail and retail deli, warehouse, and industrial account segments. After Pilgrims acquired Gold Kist in 2007, Everett became the Director of the School, USDA, and Non-Commercial business sales.

Everett has worked with the USDA Commodity Program since 1983 and was instrumental in initiating and developing the CN business for Gold Kist beginning in 1985. He has been a very active in supporter of the National School Lunch Program and the American Commodity Distribution Program where he served as the American Commodity Distribution Association (ACDA) Industry Representative and served on the ACDA Processing Committee for over 20 years. Additionally, he has provided numerous presentations, workshops, and technical education sessions at the ACDA and SNA Annual Conferences, State SNA Conferences and State sponsored Commodity Processing education conferences. Everett is a recognized USDA industry resource concerning industry impact and potential ramifications of proposed USDA regulation changes on CN and USDA Commodity product production.

Everett has a BA in History and Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia and an MBA from Augusta State University.

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