Joseph Corby worked for the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets for 37 years, ultimately retiring in 2008 as the director of the Division of Food Safety and Inspection. He is currently the executive director of the Association of Food & Drug Officials (AFDO), and he serves on the Board of Directors for the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) and the Partnership for Food Safety Education. He is also an Instructor for IFPTI, Louisiana State University, and the University of Tennessee. He has been an outspoken advocate for the advancement of a nationally integrated food safety system and continues to work with numerous groups and associations in support of this cause.

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In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Joe Corby about:

  • The role of AFDO, its history, accomplishments, government relationships, and resources the organization offers to the industry.
  • AFDO involvement with creating an integrated food safety system in the U.S.
  • AFDO's Directory of State and Local Officials, an interactive tool the industry can use to find the proper contacts when a problem occurs
  • Increased focus on manufactured foods now that FSMA is in place
  • FDA's recent adoption of a more education-based approach to their compliance regulations

Joe Corby's Articles Published in Food Safety Magazine
Cover Story: Building an Integrated Food Safety System One Brick at a Time (April/May 2017)
Cover Story: Integrating the Nation's Food Safety System: What You Need to Know: Past, Present and Future (April/May 2016)

Resources Mentioned in This Episode
Donate: Dave Theno Fellowship (under Donation Information, choose the Designation: "Dave Theno Fellowship")
AFDO's Directory of State and Local Officials
AFDO's Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Alliance
International Food Protection Training Institute Toolkit Workshop: Introduction to the Integrated Food Safety System

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