New Food Safety Professor Joins OAC

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015

The Department of Food Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Jeffrey M. Farber as its newest faculty member. Farber joined the department on June 1, 2015.

Farber comes to the University of Guelph from Health Canada where he was the Director of the Bureau of Microbial Hazards, Food Directorate, in the Health Products and Food Branch.

His research interests and expertise focuses on foodborne pathogens in relation to meat, dairy, seafood and produce safety. 

“Professor Farber is extremely well-versed in both risk assessment and policy, and has played a key role in developing the policy approaches that are currently in place in the Food Directorate of Health Canada,” shares Art Hill, Chair of the Department of Food Science. “I am delighted to welcome him as our newest faculty member.”

Dr. Farber has produced around 150 publications, including a number of book chapters, and he has edited four books. 

“I am very excited to be joining such a great and leading-edge faculty, and really look forward to meeting my new colleagues," shares Farber.

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