Dr. Jeﬀ Farber recently stepped down as the Director of the Bureau of Microbial Hazards, in the Food Directorate of Health Canada, where he worked for over 25 years. Dr. Farber has over 150 publications, plus numerous Book Chapters and has edited 4 books. He was Associate Editor of the International Journal of Food Microbiology for many years and has been on a number of Journal Editorial Boards.
Dr. Farber has been instrumental in advancing the development of policy approaches on emerging microbial food safety issues in Canada and at a global level. Dr. Farber is a Past-President of the International Association for Food Protection, and a member and Treasurer of the International Commission on Microbiological Speciﬁcations for Foods (ICMSF). He is also a member of the Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Working Group of the New York Academy of Sciences, and was recently appointed to the USFDA Food Advisory Committee.
Dr. Farber has received numerous personal and team awards, the most recent being a Science and Technology award from the Canadian Meat Council.
Dr. Farber is a Full Professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph. He is also Head of the Master’s in Food Safety and Quality Assurance program and the Director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety. His research focuses on the survival, ecology, virulence and control of foodborne pathogens.
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