Vanessa Bussiere

Principal, Food Safety and Quality

Home base: Seattle (Tacoma), WA

Vanessa has over 20 years’ experience as a former regulator, foodborne illness investigator, corporate food safety leader and entrepreneur. Her unique background enables her to blend applied regulation, science, and industry practice to provide forward-looking, practical solutions scaled to business needs. Vanessa specializes in food safety management systems, risk mitigation and compliance strategy, compliance negotiation, crisis navigation as well as food safety behavior programs.

After work, Vanessa enjoys adventuring with her husband and dog while backpacking, camping, xc skiing, and kayaking. She fancies herself an amateur landscape photographer and culinary adventurist.

Resume highlights 



Senior Division Manager, Global Retail Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory


Food Safety Business Manager, Fresh Physical Retail 

Public Health Regulator & Investigator

Environmental Health Specialist

Education & Credentials 

BS, Environmental Public Health

Registered Environmental Health Specialist

Business Analytics, certificate program


Certified Professional Food Manager Trainer

This or That

Sweet/ Savory

Dogs / Cats

Wine / Beer (might as well add Whiskey to that list)

Mountains / Beach

Plans / Surprises (I plan for surprises)

Coffee / Tea

Call / Text

Fiction / Nonfiction

History museum / Art museum

Pizza / Tacos

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