Labuza selected to FDA Food Advisory Committee

August 4, 2015

labuzaDepartment of Food Science and Nutrition Professor Ted Labuza has been selected to serve as a member of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Advisory Committee. His appointment begins immediately and runs through June 30, 2019.

The Food Advisory Committee consists of 17 standing members including the chair. The FDA Commissioner or designee selects members and the chair from among authorities knowledgeable in the fields of physical sciences, biological and life sciences, food science, risk assessment, nutrition, food technology, molecular biology, and other relevant scientific and technical disciplines.  A complete list of members is available on the FDA website.

The committee provides advice to the Commissioner of Food and Drugs and other appropriate officials on emerging food safety, food science, nutrition, and other food-related health issues that the FDA considers of primary importance for its food and cosmetics programs. 

Labuza is known internationally as one of the top experts on kinetics of reactions related to loss in food quality, nutrient degradation and pathogen growth and death kinetics. He has garnered many accolades from organizations and publications around the world for his research efforts. Read his full bio for more information on his research, teaching and publications.