A unique and important site feature is that all answers are refereed
by a group of experts. In addition, this same group of experts is
available to answer consumer questions not found on the web site.
An expert is a person with, or who has access to, the knowledge
needed to provide accurate food safety answers with science- and
Experts include, but
are not limited to, the following:
researchers – includes faculty, extension staff or
other personnel working in an area associated with food safety.
students – students who are working in and/or have
experience with an area associated with food safety.
representatives – people working for companies associated
with food manufacturing and processing, food service or other
areas of the food industry
that impact food safety.
officials – includes federal and state employees with
a working knowledge of maintaining and improving consumer
To be eligible for serving
as a food safety expert, a candidate must meet at least two of the
master’s, or PhD from an accredited college or university.
- membership in a food
safety or food-related association such as the:
- International Association
of Food Protection
- Institute of Food
- National Environmental
- American Dietetic
- employed by an appropriate
U.S. federal agency, such as the Department of Agriculture or
Health and Human Services.
To find out more about
contributing to our project, visit the Expert section
of this site.
March 15, 2004
Created: September 24, 2002