About GFSR

Our mission is to provide companies valuable resources that will enhance their credibility with consumers.

Launched in 2009, GFSR has grown to be a trusted and leading educational resource for food safety professionals across the globe.
Our large network of subject manager experts and solution providers alike – throughout the food supply chain including manufacturers, food scientists, consultants, auditors, and  trainers – help us deliver insights, practical guidance, education, and resources.  All which helps our audience improve their food safety processes and support their goals of achieving better outcomes.


Delivering Insights via Multiple Channels and Initiatives

Our growing and engaged audience from all sectors of the food supply chain benefit from our:
  • GFSR Media Channel – with a wealth of education, perspectives and knowledge on the latest food safety trends, regularly compliance, industry, standards, and more

  • Safe-Food Training Hub (SFTH) – our learning platform dedicated to becoming a comprehensive resource for food safety training and informative, educational webinars.

  • Eye on Food Safety – our monthly Journal featuring relevant articles and interviews to help companies improve their processes and stay compliant.

GFSR is a regular contributor and influencer within industry online social communities, hosts and participates in thought-leadership industry conferences – including producing 3-4 virtual conferences each year on educational topics and training.
Our community also benefits from our monthly eye of Food Safety Journal, and is able to access helpful guides and search for resources to help them better manage and improve food safety.


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Our Team

Dedicated to helping the food industry improve food standards via insights and education.

The GFSR team is focused on helping businesses in the food supply chain better meet the growing demands and challenges of ensuring food safety,  through understanding regulatory and industry compliance standards to protect consumers and their brand.

Tina Brillinger Founder Gfsr

Tina Brillinger

Founder & President |

Tina founded GFSR in 2011 with the mission of helping educate and support the food industry’s ongoing quest to improve food safety. Bringing over 20 years publishing experience, along with a strong background in the food service and hospitality industry, Tina utilizes her wealth of insights and vast network to help businesses achieve their food safety and compliance goals. She also developed the Safe-Food Training HUB ( a custom LMS) for food safety training to  help food companies source, buy, take and manage quality training from qualified vendors.
Michel Julian Dir Web Dev Gfsr

Michel Julien

Director of Web, IT & Digital Marketing |

Michel is an integral part of GFSR’s Senior Management having worked with GFSR since it first launched. Michel holds an MBA from Schulich Business School at York University and a Masters in Computer Science. He has worked with well-known brands including  IBM’s Watson, Ethan Allen and Canada Goose. Michel has been the lead developer for GFSR Safe-Food Training Hub,  a custom LMS system, and ensures all GFSR platforms meet the highest levels of optimization, privacy, safety and security.
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Katie Mayes

Director of Marketing and Communications |

Katie is a dynamic marketing and communications leader with more than two decades of experience in the food industry and education. Katie started her career as a newspaper reporter, moving on to manage communications and marketing for a major public university, and then to rebranding a global company serving the food industry. Katie is a strategic thinker and a creative project manager, who is helping GFSR develop relevant training and educational resources that the food industry can’t live without. She holds degrees from UCLA and Kansas State University.
Jonathon Walsh Sales Mgr Gfsr

Jonathan Walsh

Digital Sales Manager |

Jonathan brings extensive experience in sales, marketing and account management to his role at GFSR, and helps food safety solution providers grow their brand with GFSR.  With a background and passion in the food industry, Jonathan also serves as Head Dough Master for BreadChubby, and is well known for his sourdough bread. 
Elliott Tadic Web Developer Gfsr

Elliot Tadic

Full Web Stack  Developer |

Elliot is responsible for ensuring an optimal user experience for visitors to our multi-channel platforms. A Graduate of Sheridan College, his experience spans both web development and the retail sector, giving him a unique understanding of supply chain management and the food safety issues retailers must address in order to remain compliant.
Mariella Bustamante Media Coordinator Gfsr

Mariella Bustamante

Digital Media Coordinator |

As a trained journalist, Mariella helps develop and distribute GFSR’s educational and marketing content. Her interest in the food industry started young, having grown up surrounded by family members who worked in the food sector. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications from Silliman University, and post graduate certificates in PR from Humber College.

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Global Food Safety Resource®

GFSR is a leading educational resource for food safety professionals across the globe. Through our online media channels plus Safe Food Training Hub (SFTH) platform, we deliver perspectives, knowledge and training on the latest food safety trends, regulatory compliance, industry standards, and more.

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503-1316 Kingston Rd.
Scarborough ON
Canada, M1N 0C6

Phone: 1-888-437-7395 x105