Donald W. Schaffner, Ph.D.
is Extension Specialist in Food Science and Professor at Rutgers,
The State University of New Jersey. His research interests include
quantitative microbial risk assessment and predictive food
microbiology. Dr. Schaffner has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed
publications, book chapters and abstracts. He has been the recipient
almost $3 million in grants and contracts, most of which has been in the
form of competitive national grants.
Dr. Schaffner has educated thousands of Food
Industry professionals through numerous short courses and workshops in
the United States and more than a dozen countries around the world.
Dr. Schaffner has served on expert committees for
US National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization and Food
and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and has chaired two
expert workshops on microbial risk for WHO/FAO. He was most recently a
member of Institute of Food Technologists Expert Panel that developed a
quantitative risk ranking framework for the Food and Drug
Dr. Schaffner is currently serving a 5 year term as
Editor for the journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. In
April 2007, he was also appointed to serve a second term on the National
Advisory Committee on Microbial Criteria for Foods (NACMCF).
Dr. Schaffner is active in several scientific
associations including the International Association for Food
Protection, the Institute of Food Technologists, the Society for Risk
Analysis, and the American Society for Microbiology. He holds a B.S. in
Food Science from Cornell University and a M.S. and Ph.D. in Food
Science and Technology from the University of Georgia.test may5
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