Linda J. Harris Assumes Presidency of the International Association for Food Protection
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Des Moines, Iowa - Dr. Linda J. Harris assumed the presidency of the International Association for Food Protection at the conclusion of IAFP 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.
PresidentLinda J. Harris is a Specialist in Cooperative Extension and Chair of the Department of Food Science and Technology at the University of California – Davis. She also serves as a Principal Investigator for the Western Center for Food Safety. In these roles, she oversees a research and outreach program on the microbial food safety of fresh fruits and vegetables and tree nuts, from pre-harvest through minimally- and fully-processed products.
Dr. Harris has been an IAFP Member since 1987 and has served on several committees, including both the Program and Nomination Committees, as Chair of the Elmer Marth Educator Award Selection Committee, as Co-Chair of two Professional Development Groups, and as a judge for the Developing Scientist Awards. She was also an editorial board member for the Journal of Food Protection from 2007–2015. She received the IAFP Elmer Marth Educator Award in 2004 and the Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award in 2010.
Dr. Harris received her B.Sc. in Food Science and her M.Sc. in Food Microbiology from the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology from North Carolina State University in Raleigh.
In addition to Dr. Harris, other members of the Executive Board include:
President-Elect, Mickey Parish, Ph.D., U.S. FDA, College Park, MD
Vice President, Tim Jackson, Ph.D., Nestle USA, Inc., Glendale, CA
Secretary, Kali Kniel, Ph.D., University of Delaware, Newark, DE
Past President, Alejandro Mazzotta, Ph.D., Chobani LLC, New York, NY
Affiliate Council Chairperson, Neil Bogart, Red Diamond Inc., Moody, AL
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.