Decernis Expands Position as the Leading Provider of Product Safety for Food and Consumer Products

Washington, D.C., 7 March 2019 – Decernis LLC (, the leading provider of technology and content solutions for product compliance, safety, and risk management announced today that Julie Holt joined the company as Senior Scientist – Global Food and Consumer Products. Ms. Holt will help to expand Decernis’ consulting business in guiding customers through regulatory content, market access strategies, and continued compliance concerns. She will also manage current key customer advisory projects.

“We are very excited to have Julie join our team at Decernis.” stated Andrew (Pat) Waldo, CEO. “She brings deep international industry regulatory expertise and experience over two decades in solving highly sensitive client problems that she can bring to bear to support food and beverage sector needs.”

Ms. Holt brings more than 23 years of regulatory experience in the food and food ingredients industries to Decernis. She has spent the last nine years managing her advisory firm, Scientific & Regulatory Solutions LLC. During this time, she worked with the world’s largest food ingredient companies developing competencies with flavors, sweeteners, colors, enzymes, probiotic blends, yeasts, beverages, alcoholic beverages, snack foods, juice, dairy, and fine chemicals. She has provided regulatory coverage for over 218 countries and also has expertise in the consumer goods segment with experience in beverages and snack foods.  Prior to this, she was the directing manager for over 40 global projects and was a global regulatory lead at Givaudan Flavors Corp, Degussa Chemical and Sensient Flavors & Food Ingredients.

Further, Ms. Holt has acted as lead manager in SAP product lifecycle management (PLM) integration projects.  She brings both PLM integration experience as well as her regulatory expertise to Decernis.

Ms. Holt holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry and a master’s certificate in international food law from Michigan State University. She focused her studies on cellular and molecular biology and is currently working towards a master’s degree with a focus on comparative biology.

“Decernis is an exciting and growing company well-positioned to extend key solutions and tools to the food and consumer goods industries.” Stated Ms. Holt. “I have dedicated a significant amount of my experience to working with these industries and in my new role I will be well-positioned to help them meet the fast-emerging market requirements.”


About Decernis

Decernis LLC delivers global solutions for product compliance, safety, and risk management through smart technology, Intelligent Systems Technology, Big Data Analytics, and global expertise.  Our horizon scanning, enterprise solutions, supply chain management and experts in global food, consumer, and industrial product safety support our clients in meeting complex market demands and key decisions. Decernis tracks regulatory developments in more than two hundred countries on a day-by-day basis.


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