Lead Faculty: Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries, Northeastern University, USA
Darin is the Assistant Dean at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies in Boston, MA. He is a professor of food regulatory policy, specializing in food safety, global economics of food and agriculture, Blockchain, and food authenticity. He additionally advises industry, NGOs, and government agencies, addressing food safety and authenticity issues in the U.S. and abroad. Darin recently received the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) Distinguished Service Award.
Over the past 25 years, he has consulted with the USDA in strengthening food safety policies, particularly in the areas of consumer education, product labelling, and their pathogen reduction program. In addition to serving in various educational and advisory capacities, his committee work includes appointments to two terms as a member of the National Advisory Committee on Meat and Poultry Inspection for USDA, where his work improved standards and policies related to risk-based sampling. As the senior policy coordinator for a national food safety organization, he evaluated pertinent regulatory issues for the USDA and the FDA as a consumer advocate in their stakeholder advisory group. He later served two terms as a council member for the Conference for Food Protection, identifying and addressing emerging problems of food safety to influence model laws and regulations among all government agencies. Darin received his doctorate of law and policy from Northeastern University with a research focus on state implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act.