sanitation, Listeria monocytogenes, and microbial inactivation. In her current position, she provides internal and external leadership by identifying emerging food safety trends and new control strategies. Previously, as director of microbiology and food safety for the Pillsbury Company, Dr. Swanson developed and implemented Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and food allergen training and programs for research and development and operations, managed development of electronic specification systems, oversaw food quality system audits, and developed corporate product quality management systems. Dr. Swanson serves on two National Research Council and Institute of Medicine committees, including the Standing Committee on the Use of Public Health Data in FSIS Food Safety Programs. In 2009, she was elected to the International Association for Food Protection Executive Board. Dr. Swanson is a member of the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods and is the chair of its Editorial Committee. She was on the Journal of Food Protection Editorial Board from 1988 to 1999 and the Food Protection Trends Editorial Board from 2005 to 2007. She has received numerous awards, including the 2003 National Food Processors Association (now Grocery Manufacturers Association) Food Safety Award and the 2008 National Center for Food Safety and Technology Food Safety Award. Dr. Swanson received a Ph.D. in food science from the University of Minnesota.
MARTIN WIEDMANN is an associate professor in the Department of Food Science of Cornell University. His research interests include the pathogenesis, evolution, epidemiology, and diagnosis of bacterial foodborne diseases. His current work concentrates on the molecular characterization of Listeria monocytogenes, factors important for transmission along the food chain, and pathogenesis of animal and human foodborne disease. He joined the Cornell faculty in 1999 and is a member of the graduate fields of food science, microbiology, and comparative biomedical sciences. He serves as co-coordinator of the Cornell Food and Water Safety Program, and he participates in the Infection and Pathobiology Program and in the Cornell Genomics Initiative. In addition, he serves as director of the Cornell Institute of Food Science Summer Scholar Program and director of the Cornell Laboratory of Molecular Typing. He served on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Veterinary Research from 1999 to 2001 and currently serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Food Protection and on the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology. He is a member of the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine Standing Committee on the Use of Public Health Data in FSIS Food Safety Programs. Dr. Wiedmann received a veterinary degree (D.V.M. equivalent) and Dr. med. vet. (Ph.D. equivalent) in veterinary medicine from the University of Munich, Germany, and a Ph.D. in food science from Cornell University.