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About the Firm


Food Safety Strategy, LLC was founded to support the breadth of the food industry. The world of food safety is changing: better diagnostics and tools enable earlier identification of outbreaks, and potential links to food facilities, growing areas, and environmental reservoirs. Consumer knowledge and expectations continue to change. At the same time, supply chain challenges seem never ending, whether due to extreme weather events, political strife, or economic stressors. 

Today, regulatory compliance and passing audits are seldom enough. Keeping up with the challenges of today-- and tomorrow- requires expert understanding of food safety hazards, their risks, and effective ways of managing them. At Food Safety Strategy, LLC, we're not about short term fixes. We aim to grow your food safety critical thinking skills so you can build your food safety system for the future. We can help you get strategic about food safety.

Jennifer McEntire, Ph.D. Founder


Dr. McEntire left the role of Chief Food Safety and Regulatory Officer for the International Fresh Produce Association (successor to the United Fresh Produce Association) in 2023 to use her extensive food safety experience to support the industry as the Founder of Food Safety Strategy, LLC.

A food microbiologist by background, she has worked in the Washington, DC area for over 20 years, bringing the scientific perspective to food safety regulatory issues. She held previous food safety leadership positions with the Grocery Manufacturers Association, The Acheson Group and the Institute of Food Technologists, where she led the FDA FSMA traceability pilots.


McEntire earned a PhD from Rutgers University as a USDA National Needs Fellow in Food Safety and received a Bachelor of Science with Distinction, magna cum laude, in food science from the University of Delaware.


She is a member of IFT, IAFP, serves on the technical committee of the Center for Produce Safety, and was the 2020 recipient of the NSF International Food Safety Leadership Award and 2023 recipient of the IAFP Harold Barnum Industry Award. She has received awards from both of her alma maters, is an accomplished author, including serving as editor for “Food Traceability: from binders to blockchain”, and is a highly sought after speaker.

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