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Alejandro Mazzotta

VP Global Quality, Food Safety & Regulatory Affairs, Chobani

Dr. Alejandro Mazzotta was appointed Vice President of Global Quality, Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs with Chobani in 2013.  Prior to joining Chobani, Dr. Mazzotta worked for Campbell Soup Company, McDonald’s Corporation, Pillsbury/General Mills, and National Food Processors Association (currently GMA, Grocery Manufacturers Association).

Dr. Mazzotta was elected to serve in the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Executive Board for a five-year term of successive positions, assuming the IAFP presidency in 2016.  He is currently serving as IAFP Past President.  Dr. Mazzotta was appointed to the National Advisory Committee on Microbiological Criteria for Foods (NACMCF) from 2004 to 2009.  He serves on the Center for Food Safety at the University of Georgia (CFS) and the BioMerieux Industry advisory boards, and is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Dr. Mazzotta has published more than 25 publications in peer reviewed scientific journals in both English and Spanish, and has spoken at numerous international meetings and symposia.  He served on the Editorial Boards of Applied and Environmental Microbiology from the American Society for Microbiology and the Journal of Food Protection from International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). 

Dr. Mazzotta has been appointed as Adjunct Professor at Cornell University’s Department of Food Science.  A native of Argentina, he earned a B.S./M.S. (1985) degrees in Biological Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, and a Doctoral Degree (1997) in Food Science from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. 

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