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Donald W. Schaffner, Ph.D.
is Extension Specialist in Food Science and Professor at Rutgers
University. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Advanced
Food Technology. 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 of more than $5 million in grants
and contracts, largely 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 was awarded the
International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Elmer Marth
Educator Award in 2009 for outstanding service to the public and IAFP
in the area food safety and food protection education. He also received
the Sustained Research and Impact Award in 2008 from the Rutgers School
of Environmental and Biological Sciences and NJ Agricultural Experiment
Station in recognition of research and scholarship that has provided
significant contributions to his profession, and contributions that
have had direct measurable impact on the communities he serves.
Dr. Schaffner has served on a variety of national and international expert committees, including service to US National Academy of Sciences and the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, the Institute of Food Technologist (IFT) and US National Advisory Committee on Microbial Criteria for Foods (NACMCF). Dr. Schaffner is active in several scientific or associations including the IAFP, IFT, Society for Risk Analysis (SRA), the American Society for Microbiology (ASM), and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP). Dr. Schaffner was elected a Fellow of the IFT in 2010 and is an Editor for the ASM journal Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Dr. Schaffner was elected the Secretary of the IAFP in 2010, a five-year commitment ending with his service of the President of the organization. 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