IAFP Elects Alejandro Mazzotta to Executive Board


(Des Moines, Iowa) Members of the International Association for Food Protection recently elected Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta to the Executive Board as Secretary. Dr. Mazzotta will take office at the conclusion of IAFP 2012 in Providence, Rhode Island and will fulfill a five-year commitment to the Association, serving as President beginning in July 2015.

Dr. Mazzotta is Senior Director of Global Food Safety with Campbell Soup Company in Medford,
New Jersey. Prior to his current position, he worked for McDonald’s Corporation, where he held food safety positions from 2003-2008 in the corporate and U.S. business, including Director of Food Safety & Quality Systems.

Dr. Mazzotta has been an IAFP member since 1999. He has participated in IAFP Professional Development Group activities and has chaired and served on several IAFP committees, including the Awards Committee; Black Pearl Selection Committee; Journal of Food Protection (JFP)Management Committee; and Developing Scientist Awards Committee. For the past six years, Dr. Mazzotta has served as a member of the IAFP Program Committee and currently serves as Chair.

A native of Argentina, Dr. Mazzotta holds his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires and his doctoral degree in Food Science, Microbiology from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.


The International Association for Food Protection is a non-profit educational association of food protection professionals. The Association is dedicated to the education and service of its Members, specifically, as well as industry personnel. The Association provides Members with an information network and forum for professional improvement through its two scientific journals,Journal of Food Protection and Food Protection Trends, educational Annual Meeting, and interaction with other food safety professionals. Membership information can be obtained by calling +1 800.369.6337,+1  515.276.3344, by fax: +1 515.276.8655, E-mail:info@foodprotection.org; or visit our Web site at www.foodprotection.org.

About International Association for Food Protection

The International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) represents more than 3,400 food safety professionals committed to Advancing Food Safety Worldwide®. The association includes educators, government officials, microbiologists, food industry executives and quality control professionals who are involved in all aspects of growing, storing, transporting, processing and preparing all types of foods. Working together, IAFP members, representing more than 70 countries, help the association achieve its mission through networking, educational programs, journals, career opportunities and numerous other resources.

For more information, contact:

International Association for Food Protection
6200 Aurora Avenue, Suite 200W
Des Moines, IA 50322-2864 USA
Phone: +1 515.276.3344; +1 800.369.6337
Fax: +1 515.276.8655
E-Mail: info@foodprotection.org