Markon Cooperative has a new food safety director.

Lianna Kelly, who earned a degree in environmental toxicology from the University of California-Davis, most recently worked as a regulatory compliance specialist for CytoSport, a manufacturer of sports nutrition drinks, powders and bars, according to a news release from Salinas, Calif.-based Markon.

As food safety director, Kelly will oversee compliance with Markon’s 5-Star Food Safety Program standards and ensure that all Markon First Crop, Ready-Set-Serve and Markon Essentials products meet or exceed the company’s food safety standards.

“Food safety continues to be at the forefront for Markon, our members and foodservice operators alike,” Tim York, Markon’s president, said in the release. “We’ve created a culture that puts food safety first. Lianna will be a valuable part of our team.”