Jennie-O Turkey Store has promoted Marilla Burgmeier to the position of special projects coordinator for the research and development team at the Jennie-O Turkey Store corporate office in Willmar, Minnesota. Burgmeier has been employed by Jennie-O Turkey Store since August 2013, when she was hired as a research specialist in the research and development food safety group.

As the special projects coordinator, Burgmeier’s focus will continue be on food safety, but she will balance her time running studies in the plants and in live production, with designing testing protocols and evaluating test results.

Steve Leitch, food safety manager, said Burgmeier has been a great asset to the food safety team and plays an instrumental part in food safety research.