Alchemy Systems, a leader in food and workplace safety for the food industry and a National Chicken Council allied member company, has acquired Chilton Consulting Group. Chilton is a consulting firm that helps food companies navigate complex food safety standards, improve regulatory readiness, and drive frontline employee performance.

According to a recent Gallup poll, 70 percent of workers are either unengaged or actively disengaged, Alchemy said in its press release. Alchemy’s training, coaching, and communications programs help food companies engage with their frontline workers to ensure the safety and quality of the food supply. Alchemy programs also improve worker safety and productivity. Every month, Alchemy helps impact the performance of 2 million frontline workers at over 10,000 locations.

“The food industry faces tremendous operational, consumer, and regulatory pressures,” said Alchemy CEO Jeff Eastman. “Chilton’s deep capabilities in frontline safety and operations will enable us to make the food industry safer and more productive, from farm to fork.”

The Chilton Consulting Group team will join Alchemy’s professional services organization, which will be led by Jeff Chilton, the founder of Chilton Consulting Group.

“Our firm has more than 18 years of experience solving the unique needs of hundreds of food processors and manufacturers,” said Chilton. “With our combined expertise, we can help the entire food chain improve their workplace safety, food safety, and operations.”

Chilton will expand Alchemy’s service offerings for the Global Food Safety Initiative. In addition, the company plans to expand the implementation of its Total Operational Performance System (TOPS) to help clients optimize performance and profitability.