Panelist, Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
Nikeya Thomas is the Northern Virginia Regional Manager for the Food Safety Program at VDACS. Ms. Thomas has worked with VDACS for 5 years with 3 years of previous experience working in the food industry. Her team is made up of 9 inspectors, 1 field supervisor, and 1 administrative assistant. The Food Safety Program conducts inspections at retail food establishments such as grocery stores (Kroger, Publix etc), convenience stores, and bakeries. In addition, they also do inspections at manufacturers both large and small such as home-based food businesses, breweries, wineries, kraft foods, and Anheuser Busch.