William Thomas Huntley
William Thomas Huntley has been a consultant since 1997, first forming William Thomas Huntley Food Consulting Group. The company name and management style has changed over the years from SourceGuard, LLC and finally to William Thomas Huntley & Associates. The primary goal of the company has been meeting client’s needs in food safety and quality through long-term relationships.
He is a graduate of Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California where he earned three Associated of Science degrees in Dairy Science, Animal Science, Livestock Production, and became a Licensed California Pasteurizer. In addition, he graduated California State Polytechnic College, San Luis Obispo, California where he earned a Bachelor of Science in General Agriculture. While employed at both colleges, he worked in their Dairy Plants in sanitation and production.
After graduating he worked in the dairy industry, where for fourteen years he built and maintained relationships in the field. Included among his list of employers are Rockview Farms, Downey, California; Scott Brothers Dairy, Chino, California; Adhor Farms, Santa Ana, California; Baskin Robbins 31 Flavors, Vernon, California; Nestle Ice Cream, Bakersfield, California; and DASI Linda, Riverside, California. While employed at these facilities he held positions as a Licensed Pasteurizer, Production Forman, Production & Sanitation Supervisor, Production Manager, Plant Manager, Plant Sanitarian, and Quality Manager. He also worked outside the dairy industry as a Quality Manager at Sunny Sally produce in Los Angeles.
His ability to consult on multiple disciplines over the past nineteen years is a result of his broad experience attained in the food and dairy industry. Whether it be compliance documentation, creation of procedural programs, inspection for food safety and quality systems, development of sanitation programs, equipment review for food safety sanitation and 3A compliance, management of quality, or regulatory liaison, his clients have been satisfied with his professionalism. The following is a partial client list, showing his diversification in the food industry, Alpenrose Dairy, Boskovich Farms Produce, Dreyer’s/Nestle Ice Cream, Fresh Innovations of California (Fruit), Furmano Foods Produce (canning), McDonalds, Pilgrims Pride (chicken), Ready Pac Produce, Smith Frozen Foods (produce), S&S Foods (meat), SSI (meat), Taylor Farms Produce, Thomas Colace Company (produce), Tyson (chicken), West Coast Packaging Inc. (packaging), Yum! Brands, and other companies to numerous to list.
Over the past twenty-five years, long-term relationships have been developed with both industry and regulatory entities. This has been accomplished through active membership and attending courses and seminars through such organizations as the California Dairy Industries Association, International Association for Food Protection, American Society for Quality, California Association of Food and Milk Sanitarians, Los Angeles County Fair Association, State of California department of Agriculture Milk and Dairy Foods Branch, Food and Drug Administration, United States Department of Agriculture, and the Centers for Disease Control.
During the last E. coli O157:H7 outbreak, green onions were thought to be responsible. Working diligently with the producer of the green onions to demonstrate their innocence during a barrage of bad media, new and creative techniques were employed, including the use of satellite pictures of the fields in question. Huntley & Associates was able to trace harvesting in the field day by day and set up micro test of the field in quadrants. The results were conclusive that no E. Coli O157:H7 was in the field during harvest. The results were reviewed during an FDA investigation of the client and assisted in their vindication.
Current projects include the research and development of an FDA approved produce sanitation system for the leafy greens industry, review and revise HACCP and Quality programs for clients.
In 2016 completed classes at the Illinois Institute of Technology through the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance to be able to utilize their FDA approved training curriculum for both Preventive Controls for Human Food and Preventive Controls for Animal Foods as required in FSMA.