Friday, January 20, 2017
Brett Podoski is a manager of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in College Park, Maryland. The U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act is a significant and far reaching update of the laws and subsequent regulations that affect the safety of domestically produced and imported foods regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Through FSMA, the U.S. Congress provides the FDA with greater powers and direct it to develop regulations that will focus the food industry on the prevention of foodborne illness. Employed by the FDA for more than 19 years, Brett Podoski is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP).
The IAFP, which represents more than four dozen countries around the world, was established in 1911. The International Association for Food Protection represents more than 4,000 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.