Dr. David Acheson will be speaking at the Joint ABA and ATBI Board of Directors meeting on June 7, in Washington D.C. “The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) established sweeping reforms to federal food safety laws,” said American Bakers Association President & CEO Robb MacKie. “Dr. Acheson is an expert in this area and has worked with the baking industry before. His perspective on the FSMA requirements and practical implications of the recent Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) preventative controls proposal will lend additional insight to the baking industry.”
Dr. Acheson is Managing Director, Food and Import Safety Practice, with Leavitt Partners. Prior to joining Leavitt Partners, Dr. Acheson served as the Chief Medical Officer at the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service and then in 2002 joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the Chief Medical Officer at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). After serving as the Director of CFSAN’s Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response, David was appointed as the Assistant and then Associate Commissioner for Foods which provided him an agency-wide leadership role for all food and feed issues and the responsibility for the development of the 2007 Food Protection Plan, which served as the basis for many of the authorities granted to FDA by the FSMA.