American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI) president and CEO Kraig Naasz has announced the addition of Dr. Donna Garren as AFFI's new vp of regulatory and technical affairs.
"On behalf of the American Frozen Food Institute, I am pleased to welcome Dr. Donna Garren as the new head of AFFI's regulatory, technical and scientific affairs department. Donna is a proven food industry leader with an impressive track record of addressing a broad range of key regulatory issues, including food safety and nutrition," says Naasz.
"Donna has extensive trade association and private sector experience coordinating with government agencies, food companies and public interest groups. Her considerable food policy expertise will help strengthen AFFI's highly-valued scientific and regulatory efforts on behalf of the entire frozen food industry," says Naasz.
Garren will join AFFI on Oct. 3, having previously served as the president and general manager of NSF International's Davis Fresh program, where she managed efforts to assist food growers, retailers and processors with regulatory compliance and develop food safety programs. Garren has also held senior food safety and health positions with The Consumer Goods Forum, National Restaurant Assn. and United Fresh Produce Assn.
Garren earned her Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science and Technology from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor of Science in Food Science from Clemson University.
Source: American Frozen Food Institute (AFFI)