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Saturday, 04 February 2023 05:36 GMT

Former USDA Official Joins TraceGains as PolicyIndustry Expert

(MENAFNEditorial) TraceGains the leading automated supplier compliance and regulatory document management solution for the food supply chain welcomes Dana Johnson Director of Industry & Policy. Johnson will lead the company’s outreach and participation with trade associations and other industry influencers. TraceGains will also draw upon her deep background working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Congress to manage public policy matters affecting TraceGains and its customers in the food industry.

“Dana’s background and experience will help propel TraceGains as a contributor and influencer of key policy and industry discussions” said Gary Nowacki CEO of TraceGains. “She is adept at navigating government and industry bureaucracies and developing action plans to influence policy and solve problems.” Nowacki added.

 Johnson shared her enthusiasm about the new position noting “I am thrilled to join TraceGains because they are liberating the food industry from mountains of paperwork and regulatory nightmares by automating supplier management systems and illuminating resulting compliancy issues that may arise.” Johnson added “I have worked on food safety and food quality issues throughout my career.  Joining TraceGains puts me in a position to promote the adoption of new technology that helps address these critical issues.”

Ms. Johnson formerly served as the Director of the Agricultural Trade Office at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and ran the Legislative & Public Affairs office at USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. Earlier in her career Johnson served as a congressional aide for 13 years working her way up from caseworker to Chief of Staff. Since leaving the federal government five years ago Ms. Johnson has been advising agricultural export groups on strategy government relations and communications. Most recently she spearheaded a multi-stakeholder initiative to promote the sustainability of U.S. food and agricultural products in Europe and developed a multi-industry trade capacity building strategy to improve the feed-poultry value chain in West Africa. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in political science.

 TraceGains ( provides food and ingredient manufacturers and brokers with a cloud-based supplier compliance and regulatory document management solution that automates the management of supplier risk data and documentation making companies 365 Audit Ready™.
 TraceGains’ cloud-based SaaS solution works with in-house solutions such as quality management systems (QMS) enterprise resource planning (ERP) and product life-cycle management (PLM) to close the loop on upstream risk. This solution provides collaborative supplier management and eases compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and internal business compliance requirements including hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).

 TraceGains digitizes all incoming supplier documents making them easily searchable. TraceGains also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance. TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. TraceGains is 2014 Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Learn more about conquering the supplier data revolution at: Follow TraceGains on Twitter @TraceGains.



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