EAS is pleased to announce Omar Oyarzabal, Ph.D. as a new senior consultant for Food Consulting Services. Dr. Oyarzabal, a long-time consultant with EAS, begins this new role today. As a senior consultant, he will work directly with EAS’ Senior Director for Food Consulting Services to assure client satisfaction and project management, developing food safety protocols per FSMA and HACCP regulations and facilitating training programs. Prior to consulting, Dr. Oyarzabal was an Associate Professor with the University of Vermont Extension. He was also the HACCP Coordinator for the State of Vermont USDA and Editor in Chief, Microbial Risk Analysis for Elsevier.
Dr. Oyazabal holds many food safety certificates through the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) including Processing Authority, Seafood HACCP Lead Instructor, Sanitation Control Procedures (fish, fish products), Foreign Supplier Verification Program Lead Instructor, Sprout Safety Alliance Lead Instructor. He is also an Acidified Products Lead Instructor through the Better Process Control School. He is widely published in peer reviewed journals including International Journal of Molecular Science and industry publications such as Food Safety News, Food Safety Tech and Food Online. Dr. Oyarzabal’s Ph.D. is in Microbiology/Poultry Science Ph.D. from Auburn University.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Oyarzabal to the EAS team!