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Ruth Petran

Ruth Petran

VP Food Safety and Public Health, Ecolab, Inc.

Dr. Ruth Petran is Vice President, Food Safety and Public Health at Ecolab. She provides technical expertise and consultation to internal and external customers on food safety and public health issues, by identifying and tracking emerging food safety trends and new control strategies.

Prior to joining Ecolab, Ruth held several food safety positions at Pillsbury and General Mills. Ruth has served two terms on the National Advisory Committee for the Microbiological Criteria for Foods, chairs the Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force and serves on the Executive Board of the International Association for Food Protection.   She is a recognized HACCP instructor in Ecolab’s Advanced HACCP course which is accredited by the International HACCP Alliance.

Dr. Petran has a Bachelor of Science degree in Consumer Food Science from Cornell, a, MS in Food Science from the University of Minnesota, and PhD in Public Health from the University of Minnesota.