Richard Jacobs is the FSSC 22000's Integrity Program Assessor for North and South America. As an IP Assessor, he primarily performs Office Assessments in the Americas region and Desk Reviews for reports submitted globally. Richard has worked in the food industry for over 30 years with companies such as Kraft Foods, Mondelez International, Wrigley, Sara Lee, and NutraSweet. Within those companies, he has held roles focusing on Food Safety, Quality, Supplier Management, Auditing, Training, Food Defense, Laboratory, and Compliance. Richard is also a former lead auditor for two of the GFSI recognized certification schemes. While at Mondelez International, he led the North American auditing team before moving to a role in Global Certification. Richard's goals at FSSC 22000 are to ensure that the requirements of the FSSC 22000 Standard are followed and to increase the understanding of the Standard for FSSC Stakeholders.