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Food Consulting Company Names Melissa Grzybowski as President
New leadership brings two decades of food labeling and regulatory experience for food retailers, manufacturers, distributors to 12,000+ food labelers worldwide

February 15, 2021 – Del Mar, CA – After ten years at Food Consulting Company and prior experience in food labeling, regulatory and nutrition at Target Corporation, Melissa Grzybowski is assuming the role of president at Food Consulting Company. Founded in 1993, Food Consulting Company delivers nutrition analysis and food label guidance to ensure compliance with FDA and other government regulations. The largest contract provider of food labeling services with well over 1,500 clients worldwide, the company’s services are ideal for start-ups, Fortune 500s, food manufacturers and distributors, retailers, ingredient suppliers, importers and brokers, restaurateurs and others in the food industry.

“Melissa has been a star player on our team for nearly a decade and has earned the allegiance of clients and colleagues alike. I’m so pleased to leave our clients and community in such caring and capable hands,” said Karen C. Duester, Food Consulting Company founder.

Karen Duester hands the reigns to Melissa Grzybowski through a buy-out agreement and will continue to be involved as strategic counsel to both Food Consulting Company and its clients.

“Karen founded a company that has met a great need for food labelers worldwide. I’m delighted to continue in the tradition of providing our clients with accurate, timely service and 100% regulation compliance. It’s an exciting time for Food Consulting Company to step up to the next level with expanded services and offerings,” said Melissa Grzybowski, Food Consulting Company president.

About Food Consulting Company
Food Consulting Company, the largest outsource provider of nutrition analysis, food labeling and regulatory compliance, offers a full range of services that help food companies meet U.S., Canada and Mexico food labeling requirements. The company can be reached at or 800-793-2844.


Senia Lee