Jenny Scott has been named vice president of food safety programs for the Food Products Association. In her new position, she will direct the association’s food safety activities on issues including food inspections, HACCP and crisis management.


“This appointment will strengthen our ability to provide optimum support for our members while enhancing our position as the premier science-based food trade association,” said Dr. Craig Henry, FPA’s senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs and chief science officer.


Since she joined FPA’s staff in 1980, Scott has been actively involved in the association’s food safety activities on issues including microbiology, food inspections, HACCP and crisis management. 


Scott previously served as FPA’s senior director of food safety programs. 


Scott is a member of the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Food, where she was recently re-appointed to a second term.  She has published numerous research papers and book chapters in the areas of microbial food safety and food processing.  She also is active in professional associations such as the American Society for Microbiology, the Institute of Food Technologists and the International Association for Food Protection, where she was president in 2000-2001.