Stacey Klinzing
Stacey Klinzing
Director of Food Safety
Sprouts Farmers Market

Stacey joined Sprouts in 2022 and oversees all retail and supply chain food safety programs. Before joining the grocery retail space, Stacey has been in the food industry for over 30 years in food service operations with Darden, Bloomin Brands, and, most recently, FSQA manager for PF Chang’s Global Support Centre. Her interest in food science led her to Innovadex, today known as UL Prospector, where she was part of the development team for the food and beverage platform used extensively in today's food science community, resourcing technical information and B2B ingredient formulation needs. She has also worked in food safety and quality assurance for Corbion and Dupont Nutrition and Biosciences.

An active member of IFT, NEHA, and IAFP, she has served on several scholarship selection committees, was the board chair for the IFT Kansas City chapter, and received recognition at the national IFT annual meeting as an outstanding volunteer for her service. She serves on the advisory board at the University of California Irvine Division of Continuing Education Customer Experience Program, is a mentor for the Accelerator Programme for Women-led SMEs in Africa, and is a member of the Food Codex Committee with IFT.

Receiving her bachelor's from Kansas State University and her master’s from Michigan State University, she has dedicated her studies to social and behavioral science, food science, and food safety. Stacey is working on her doctorate in prevention science at Wilmington University, advocating for more equitable food safety, nutrition, and access to healthy foods for our country’s most underserved populations.