Lisa Rabe joins Chicago Meat Authority as director of technical assurance at the privately held boning and portion control operations located in the historic Chicago stockyards.
Rabe has 20 years of quality control experience in the food services industry. She most recently was quality and regulatory director for Bel Brands USA and has worked for Grecian Delight and Cargill. “Lisa is a great addition to our team because she has a deep respect and understanding for quality control, food safety, regulatory affairs and research and development,” said Jordan Dorfman, president of Chicago Meat Authority. Rabe holds a Master of Science degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in molecular biology from the University of Wyoming. Her goals include creating and refining a culture focused on the quality control process, keeping the company on top of current regulations and anticipating changes in the food industry.
“I have a passion for food safety in the meat industry,” she said. “I have a great understanding of pathogens and how they could potentially affect the food supply. I am excited about getting back to an industry I love.”
Chicago Meat Authority began in 1990, encompasses 80,000 square feet and produces sales of $125 million per year. The company sells to the hotel, restaurant and institutional markets in addition to meat purveyors and multi-unit regional and national chains. CMA also specializes in custom cuts for further processors including grinding operations, deli manufacturers and the meat snacks market. The company employs 300 specialty butchers who customize meat for selective chefs.