International Association for Food Protection Elects Don Schaffner to Executive Board
Monday, April 5, 2010
Members of the International Association for Food Protection recently elected Dr. Donald W. Schaffner to the Executive Board as Secretary. Dr. Schaffner will take office at the conclusion of IAFP 2010 in Anaheim, California and will fulfill a five-year commitment to the Association, serving as President beginning in August 2014.
Dr. Schaffner is Extension Specialist in Food Science and Professor at Rutgers University and also serves as the Director of the Center for Advanced Food Technology. He has served on a variety of national and international expert panels and committees for organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the U.S. National Advisory Committee on Microbial Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).
An IAFP Member since 1997, Dr. Schaffner has served on the Editorial Board for Journal of Food Protection, IAFP Foundation Committee, Program Committee, Organizing Committee for IAFP's Second European Symposium on Food Safety, GMA Food Safety Award Jury and the Nominating Committee. He is currently Vice Chairman for the IAFP Membership Committee and was awarded the IAFP Elmer Marth Educator Award in 2009. Dr. Schaffner is active in several scientific associations including IFT, Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), American Society for Microbiology (ASM) and Conference for Food Protection (CFP). He is a member of the Metropolitan Association for Food Protection, currently serving as 1st Vice President and Delegate.
Dr. Schaffner earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Food Science and Technology from the University of Georgia.
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.