Health Scientist Microbiologist
CDC Liaison to FDA for Food Safety
Ms. Sherri McGarry is a Senior Advisor in FDA’s Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine in the Office of the Commissioner. She’s dedicated to policy development and implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, including serving as the Agency Lead for Product Tracing, and is involved in risk informed prioritization and strategic planning across FDA’s Foods and Veterinary Medicine program. Previously, Ms. McGarry served as Senior Advisor to the Director of the Coordination Outbreak Response and Evaluation Network in FDA. In this role, Ms. McGarry provided strategic direction, leadership, and policy guidance on preparedness, surveillance, response, and post?response activities in national foodborne outbreaks and other major food contamination events. She has 20 years of experience working in the foods arena at FDA with more than half of those actively involved in emergency preparedness and response, and preventive produce safety activities.