Mr. Donald Smith is a military veteran who served 29 years in the United States Army. While serving on active duty, as a Veterinary Corps Food Safety Officer, he led many of the Department of Defense’s (DoD) global food safety initiatives. Mr. Smith served four (4) years as DoD’s military liaison to the FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs and the USDA FSIS Technical Recall and Management Team. He provided subject matter expert input for the development of standardized national curricula, while serving as an active member of the Partnership for Food Protection Training and Certification Working Group. Mr. Smith also served as a member of the 2017 US Codex Alimentarius e-working group for the General Principles of Food Hygiene document review. He provided vital subject matter expert input to: Department of Defense (DoD) Directive 64004.04E, Veterinary Public and Animal Health Services; Military Standard 3006C, Department of Defense Standard Practice Sanitation Requirements for Food Establishments; and Military Handbook 3006C, Department of Defense Military Handbook Guidelines for Auditing Food Establishments. Mr. Smith has conducted over 600 high-risk-based audits of food and packaging production operations in over 30 countries around the world. Upon retirement from the military, he worked briefly with the FDA as a Consumer Safety Officer.
Mr. Smith received his Bachelor of Food Science in 2006 from Kansas State University. Mr. Smith returned to school several years later to complete a Master of Public Health Degree from Liberty University in 2015. He is a proud Legion of Merit and Bronze Star recipient.
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