Food Safety and Nutrition

Presenters:

Sherri A. McGarry
Sherri A. McGarry Ms. McGarry is a Foodborne Outbreak Coordinator on the Emergency Coordination and Response Staff in the Office of Compliance, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration. She has over 15 years of experience in working at the FDA and most currently investigates and responds to emergencies, including terrorism events, involving food and cosmetic products regulated by FDA. These activities involve coordination with other federal agencies, industry, states, foreign governments, and other stakeholders. Ms. McGarry is involved in developing Emergency Response Plans and Procedures for both the Center and Agency, planning and implementing bioterrorism exercises, and providing microbiological expertise in ongoing foodborne outbreaks and food defense activities. To prevent future produce-related outbreaks, Ms. McGarry has developed and trained domestic and international officials in Good Agricultural Practices and served on teams investigating fruit production and packing.


Earlier in her career at FDA, she evaluated domestic and international laboratories and conducted wastewater disinfection research. She earned a Master of Science degree in Microbiology from the University of Rhode Island. She is a member of the International Association for Food Protection, American Society for Microbiology, and the AOAC International.


Camille E. Brewer
Camille E. Brewer Ms. Brewer joined FDA in 1992 and was immediately assigned to the drafting team responsible for the development of the Nutrition Facts label. She was lead drafter of the calories, calories from fat, sodium, and potassium sections of the final rule on nutrition labeling. As Team Leader for Regulations Policy Development at CFSAN’s former Office of Food Labeling, Ms. Brewer was the principal author of the proposed and final rule updating the list of Daily Values, nutrient content claims for dietary supplements, and structure function claims for dietary supplements. She joined the Food Safety Staff as International Activities Coordinator for Food Safety in 1996. In 2004, she became the Associate Director of the Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary Supplement Programs.


Ms. Brewer is the recipient of the 1998 United States Public Health Service Award and a two-time winner of FDA’s Award of Merit, the agency’s highest honor award. She earned her Masters Degree in Public Health Nutrition at the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland Ohio and has a Bachelor's degree in political science from Lincoln University.




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