Jim Gorny has returned to FDA in a newly created position: senior science advisor for produce safety at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Gorny had been a food safety expert at FDA at a critical time in the agency’s efforts to enhance produce safety, the agency said. He left five years ago to work on food safety from another perspective, as vice president of food safety and technology at the Produce Marketing Association, a trade organization representing the produce supply chain.
Gorny is now back at the FDA to, among other responsibilities, work alongside a team of produce safety experts on the implementation of new science and risk-based requirements created to help prevent illnesses caused by contaminated produce.
Read Gorny’s thoughts on his new role and the opportunities ahead as the requirements of the FSMA Produce Safety Rule transition from theory to practice at A Conversation with Jim Gorny.