International Association for Food Protection Elects Tim Jackson to Executive Board
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Des Moines, Iowa - Members of the International Association for Food Protection elected Dr. Tim Jackson to the Executive Board as Secretary. Dr. Jackson will take office at the conclusion of IAFP 2015 in Portland, Oregon and will fulfill a five-year commitment to the Association, serving as President beginning in July 2018.
Dr. Jackson is Director of Food Safety for Nestle USA, Nestle Canada and Nestle Professional North America. In this role since 2009, he leads food safety programs in hygiene and sanitation; management and monitoring of microbiological, chemical and physical hazards; thermal processing; and food safety management. He joined Nestle in 1995 and has served in many roles with the company, including a research scientist; head of the Microbiology Laboratories at the Nestle Quality Assurance Laboratory for the U.S. and Canada in Dublin, Ohio; Member of the Research Center in Lausanne, Switzerland; and Chief Industrial Microbiologist for operations in Vevey, Switzerland.
Dr. Jackson has been an IAFP Member since 2001, during which time he has participated in numerous Professional Development Group (PDG) activities, including service as Vice Chair and Chair of the Applied Laboratory Methods PDG. He has volunteered on several committees throughout his Membership, including the IAFP Program Committee, and both the Black Pearl Award and the International Leadership Award Selection Committees. Dr. Jackson has presented at many IAFP meetings and chaired a key workshop at the IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety in 2006.
Dr. Jackson received his B.S. in Biology from Abilene Christian University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Technology – Microbiology from Texas A&M University.
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.