Steve Sayer has been involved in the meat and poultry industry for 33 years. He spent his first 20 years at Alpha Meat Packing, located in South Gate California as Vice President of Operations.
Alpha Meat Packing, a former purveyor of case-ready lamb, pork and beef products for retail stores was recognized by CAL/OSHA with having an exceptional industrial safety and health program and for maintaining injuries and illnesses below industry averages.
For the last 14 years, Steve has been an industrial safety and food safety consultant/auditor for meat, poultry, pharmaceutical, bakeries, and seafood facilities including restaurants and industrial refrigeration companies.
He has assisted companies with reducing reportable injuries and illness resulting with millions of dollars being saved with associated workers compensation costs. He’s represented businesses at OSHA hearings/conferences resulting with monetary reductions including successfully appealing safety code citations cited by OSHA.
Steve is a member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, North American Meat Association, and the American Meat Institute's Humane Handling of Livestock and Occupational Safety committees. He is an accredited auditor involving the British Retail Consortium (BRC), FSSC 22,000 and Humane Handling of Animals.
Since 1994, Steve has been published in nationally distributed magazines covering both OSHA and general food safety and food defense topics. He’s written and implemented: injury and illness prevention programs, hazardous waste management programs, human resource manuals, HACCP, food defense, GFSI manuals, Technical Proposals for the National School Lunch Program, Export Verification Programs, and Humane Handling of Livestock Programs.
When not consulting, Steve likes to go the gym, coach NJB youth basketball and read world history. Steve and his wife Terisita have two sons and reside in Aliso Viejo, California.