International Association for Food Protection holds 2009-2010 Secretary Election
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Des Moines, Iowa (January 27, 2009) The International Association for Food Protection announced Dr. Mark A. Moorman and Dr. Katherine M.J. Swanson as candidates for the 2009-2010 Secretary. The elected Secretary will assume their position following IAFP 2009 in Grapevine, Texas in July and will serve a five-year term of successive positions. Ballots will be E-mailed to all Association Members. The election will remain open through March 17, 2009. Election results will be announced on the IAFP Web site and in the May issue of Food Protection Trends.
Dr. Mark A. Moorman is the Senior Director of Food Safety and Food Chemistry for Kellogg Company located in Battle Creek, Michigan, with responsibilities for the safety of the global portfolio of Kellogg products. His responsibilities involve leading teams developing food safety and chemistry programs and providing technical expertise.
Dr. Moorman earned his undergraduate degree in Microbiology and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science from Michigan State University. Dr. Moorman has 20 years of industry experience in microbiology and food safety. Throughout his career, Dr. Moorman has provided scientific leadership by developing programs that prevent hazards in foods including allergens and pathogenic microorganisms.
Since 1994, Dr. Moorman has been a proud and active member of IAFP and has served as Chairman of the Food Hygiene and Sanitation Professional Development Group (PDG) and worked to form and ultimately serve as Chairman of the Food Chemical Hazards and Food Allergy PDG.
Dr. Katherine M.J. Swanson is Vice President of Food Safety at Ecolab Inc., where she identifies control strategies for emerging food safety concerns and assists customers with high level food safety issues.
Since joining in 1980, Dr. Swanson has enthusiastically served IAFP. She was on the Journal of Food Protection Editorial Board for eleven years (1988-99) and the Food Protection Trends Editorial Board for three years (2005-07). She was also an active member of the Organizing Committee for the very successful 2008 IAFP Latin America Symposium on Food Safety held in Campinas, Brazil.
Dr. Swanson was a past jury member for the Black Pearl Award and has presented numerous papers at IAFP Annual Meetings.
Dr. Swanson received her B.S. degree in Dietetics from the University of Delaware, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Food Science from the University of Minnesota.
For complete biographies of the candidates visit the IAFP Website at: http://www.foodprotection.org.
About International Association for Food Protection
The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 4,500 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.