Traceability and Emerging Technology Team
Food and Drug Administration
Andy Kennedy is the New Era Technology Team (the NETT) Leader in the FDA Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR). Mr. Kennedy started working with OFPR in October 2019 as a Subject Matter Expert in Food Traceability. As the NETT Leader, his primary focus is the New Era of Smarter Food Safety, Core Element 1, Tech Enabled Traceability. Prior to his work at the FDA, Mr. Kennedy led IFT’s Global Food Traceability Center and co-founded FoodLogiQ, a leading Food Traceability platform for restaurant operators, food companies and retailers. He co-convened traceability standards development working groups for GS1, the Produce Traceability Initiative and the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability. With Jennifer McEntire, Mr. Kennedy edited “Food Traceability from Binders to Blockchain,” published by Springer in 2019. Mr. Kennedy holds an MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and an A.B. in Economics from Lafayette College.