<strong>International Association for Food Protection </strong><strong>Elects Mickey Parish to Executive Board</strong>
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Des Moines, Iowa – Members of the International Association for Food Protection recently elected Dr. Mickey Parish to the Executive Board as Secretary. Dr. Parish will take office at the conclusion of IAFP 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana and will fulfill a five-year commitment to the Association, serving as President beginning in July 2017.
Dr. Parish is the Senior Advisor for Microbiology in the United States Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Office of Food Safety in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). He has served in this position since 2009, after a successful 23-year academic career in positions at the University of Florida and the University of Maryland.
Dr. Parish has been an IAFP Member since 1998, during which time he has participated in numerous Professional Development Group (PDG) activities, including service as Co-Chair of the Microbial Modelling and Risks Assessment PDG and as Vice Chair of the Food Laws PDG. He has volunteered on several committees over the past 10 years, currently serving as a member of the IAFP Program Committee. He has also been an editorial board member for the Journal of Food Protection since 2003.
Dr. Parish received his B.S. in Biological Science from Florida State University and an M.S. in Food Science from the University of Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in Food Science, with a minor in Microbiology, from North Carolina State University, where he also completed a one-year post-doctorate working on genetics of lactic acid bacteria.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,300 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.