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Kevin Smith

Senior Advisor for Food Safety
Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration


As a Senior Advisor in FDA’s Office of Food Safety, Kevin Smith advises FDA leadership on strategic initiatives and program development related to FDA’s food safety mission. In leading FDA’s food recovery and food waste reduction efforts, Kevin leads strategic partnerships with Federal and State agencies and key stakeholder groups in industry and academia. He has held several leadership positions at FDA including serving as Director of the Retail Food Protection Staff for eight years. He currently co-leads the implementation of FDA’s Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Foods Rule. During his 30-year career in Environmental Health, Kevin has worked for a leading standards development and certification company and at health departments at the state and local level. Kevin earned his BS in Food Science from the University of Delaware and his Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan.


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