Treasurer 1999-2018; Member since 1998
Dr. Farber is full professor in the Department of Food Science at the University of Guelph, where he is head of the Master’s in Food Safety and Quality Assurance program and director of the Canadian Research Institute for Food Safety (CRIFS). In 2015, he stepped down as the director of the Bureau of Microbial Hazards, in Health Canada’s Food Directorate, where he worked for over 25 years. Dr. Farber has over 150 publications, numerous book chapters and edited 4 books. He was Associate Editor of the International Journal of Food Microbiology for many years and has been on a number of journal editorial boards. He has been instrumental in advancing the development of policy approaches on emerging microbial food safety issues in Canada and at a global level. He is a past-president of IAFP; a member of the Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Working Group of the New York Academy of Sciences; and was recently appointed to the USFDA Food Advisory Committee. Dr. Farber has received numerous personal and team awards, the most recent being a Science and Technology award from the Canadian Meat Council.