Los Angeles, CA, February 25, 2014 – Flagship Food Group has promoted Dr. Jim Halloran to Global Director of Quality Assurance and R&D. Halloran had previously served as Director of R&D for Filet of Chicken, a division of Flagship. During his eleven years at Filet of Chicken he led the SQF III certification process of its state-of-the-art Atlanta USDA poultry facility. “As we launched the process of identifying someone to lead R&D and Q&A for Flagship on a firm-wide basis, we were thrilled to find the perfect candidate was already part of our Flagship family. We congratulate and thank Dr. Jim for his commitment to our company, our customers, and our partners,” Rob Holland, CEO Flagship Food Group. Dr. Halloran will be responsible for spearheading Flagship’s efforts to streamline its QA and R&D into compatible and cross-functional operations, while focusing on the highest level of food safety. In this newly-created position, Dr. Halloran will be instrumental in developing a team environment across each division that encourages collaboration of ideas and practices to enable each unit to reach the highest level of best practices as well as the creation of innovative products for consumers worldwide. "I am thrilled with this opportunity to function. As we grow globally, this role will allow us to continue to set the bar within the CPG/Foodservice industry with both safety and quality while making efficiencies to better our business," said Dr. Jim Halloran. Dr. Halloran brings with him 25 years of experience in the food industry. He holds a B.S. from Auburn as well as M.S. and Doctorate degrees in Food Science and Technology from Mississippi State University. About Flagship Food Group, LLC Flagship Food Group is a diversified food and consumer products company based in Los Angeles, CA, USA, with an annual revenue of approximately $300 million. It employs over 700 people supplying frozen, shelf-stable, and fresh products into both the retail and food service markets in the U.S., the U.K., and in other regions. Flagship also offers food packaging and logistics services for corporate customers worldwide.