Dr. Noel Anderson is a managing partner of Mosaic Food Advisors LLC which helps start-up companies in the food and beverage arena succeed in the marketplace. Previously, Noel spent 19 years in Research & Development at PepsiCo and 18 years at General Foods/Kraft.

After receiving his BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Massachusetts in Food Science and Nutrition Noel stayed actively engaged with the Food Science Department. Noel served on its Industrial Advisory Board for more than 20 years, with 16 years as its Chairperson. During this time the department raised over $12 million and its Graduate Program achieved the #1 ranking in the US. He received the UMass Amherst Alumni Association's Distinguished Service Award in 2011.

Noel is also very active in the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). He currently serves as the 2020-2021 president of the 13,000 member association and was elected as an IFT Fellow in 2010. Previously Noel served as a trustee and then chair of the Board of Trustees for Feeding Tomorrow, IFT’s foundation.

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In this episode of Food Safety Matters, we speak to Noel [20:15] about:

  • Food science as a multidisciplinary field of study
  • Institute of Food Technologists (IFT)
  • Factors driving changes in food science
  • Wellness, health, and nutrition
  • Sustainability
  • New technologies in food science
  • How to feed the world
  • The science that underpins advances in food production
  • Communicating science
  • IFT and its ongoing initiatives

Bob Ferguson, Strategic Consulting, Food Safety Insights [10:20]

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News and Resources

FDA Releases List of Prioritized Draft and Final Guidance Topics for Food Program [2:41]

SSAFE Launches Free Food Safety Culture Tool [5:32]

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