WASHINGTON – The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) announced the addition of Clarissa Moreaux to the organization’s regulatory and scientific affairs staff as director of regulatory affairs. 

Prior to her new role at NAMI, Moreaux served as quality systems manager with Dine Brands Global Inc., parent company of Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and IHOP restaurants, in Glendale, California. In that position, she reviewed third-party audit reports, conducted onsite audits and evaluated food safety documentation in order to determine and communicate food safety risks of all protein, seafood, dairy, produce and beverage to suppliers and distribution centers. 

Before joining Dine Brands, Moreaux was the regulatory and quality assurance manager for Lyons

Magnus in Fresno, California. She also worked as an Enforcement, Investigations, Analysis Officer for USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service in Diamond Bar, California. 

“Clarissa’s diverse experience and extensive technical expertise in areas of compliance, food safety, auditing, labeling and risk analysis, coupled with her grasp of pertinent federal regulatory requirements, make her a well-qualified addition to the staff,” said NAMI Senior Vice President of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs and General Counsel Mark Dopp. “We are fortunate to have her on our team.” 

Moreaux earned a Bachelor of Science in food and nutritional sciences from California State Univ., Fresno, California, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management from the Univ. of Southern California in Los Angeles.