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RFA Names Marshall As Technical Director

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Douglas L. Marshall

The Refrigerated Foods Association has named Douglas L. Marshall as its technical director. He has been a member of the RFA since January 2018.

In this role, Marshall will preside over the RFA’s monthly open technical calls, respond to member questions via its technical hotline and keep the association informed of issues with RFA’s bi-weekly technical e-newsletter. He will begin serving RFA in this capacity in September.

Marshall is chief scientific officer with Eurofins Microbiology Laboratories. Formerly, he was associate dean and professor of public health in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado and is a contributing editor of the scientific journal Food Microbiology.

His career focus is to improve the microbiological quality and safety of foods, with several publications and consultations in the area. He has received the Mississippi Chemical Corporation Award of Excellence for Outstanding Work and the International Association for Food Protection Educator and Harold Barnum Industry Awards. Also, he is a fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists.

During his time with the RFA, he has been involved in the technical group. Marshall has led several webcasts for the RFA, including “How to Achieve Compliance with the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard,” “Food Allergen Matters” and “Food Fraud: What’s Really in Your Food?” He also presented the technical and regulatory update at RFA’s 2022 conference.

For more information, visit refrigeratedfoods.org.

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