Currently the Commission includes 18 members from 13 different countries: 8 members are from academia, 4 from governmental organizations and 6 from industry backgrounds. The ICMSF seeks broad representation in disciplines, geographical locations, gender and professional linkages to stimulate both the impact in the opinions of the Commission and also the dissemination of our work to the greatest extent possible. Members’ professional food safety expertise is also wide-ranging, including research, product and process development, public health, agriculture, food technology, quality control and education. Members of ICMSF have participated in many expert Codex Alimentarius Commission working groups and Food and Agriculture Organization/World Health Organization (FAO/WHO) meetings and consultations, and presented many symposia and workshops on their work. Through the many contributions of its current and past members, the Commission has attained a high and valued profile with many organizations, including the named intergovernmental organizations.