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Enhancing Food Safety: The Role of the Food and Drug Administration
ence and Human Nutrition Department at the University of Florida (UF). He served as Chair of the department until 2001, when he stepped down to return to the faculty. Prior to his arrival at UF, Dr. Archer served as Deputy Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), where he was charged with oversight of the research, regulatory, and policy activities of all food and cosmetic programs, including food additives, food labeling, special nutritionals, seafood, and cosmetics and colors. During his career with the FDA, Dr. Archer was a Commissioned Officer in the United States Public Health Service. He was appointed Assistant Surgeon General in 1990. He has received numerous awards, including three Meritorious Service Medals and the Distinguished Service Medal. His nongovernment awards include the J.C. Frazier Memorial Award from the University of Wisconsin in 1992 and the Ivan Parkin Lectureship in 2005 from the International Association for Food Protection. From 1984 until 1994, Dr. Archer served as Chairman of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)/World Health Organization (WHO) Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Hygiene, and since 1990, has been a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Food Safety. He is past U.S. Associate Editor for Food Control (and is currently an Editorial Board member) and member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Press Nutrition and Food Science Publications. He is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and serves on the Board of Directors of that organization. Dr. Archer is currently a member of the IFT Global Policy and Regulations Committee and is the subject expert for that committee on food hygiene. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications and given hundreds of presentations to scientific organizations, trade organizations, and consumer groups. Dr. Archer received a B.A. in zoology, an M.S. in bacteriology from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in microbiology from the University of Maryland.
KEITH C. BEHNKE, Ph.D., is Professor and Feed Technology Research Scientist in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1977. He currently coordinates all feed-processing research and the production of all research feeds manufactured by the Department of Grain Science at Kansas State University. Dr. Behnke’s research areas of interest are the effect of feed processing on animal and feed performance, the incorporation of feed additives into livestock feeds, and the utilization of food and nonfood coproducts in livestock feeds. Prior to his position at Kansas State University, he was Group Leader in Processing Research of the Food Division of Far Mar, Co., in Hutchison, Kansas. In 2007, Dr. Behnke was 1 of 15 invited attendees from around the world to the FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Animal