Jennifer McEntire, PhD
Senior Vice President of Food Safety and Technology
United Fresh Produce Association
Jennifer McEntire, PhD, is Senior Vice President of Food Safety and Technology at United Fresh Produce Association. A food microbiologist by background, she has spent the past 20 years in the Washington, DC area, bringing the scientific perspective to food safety regulatory issues. She was previously Vice President of Science Operations at the Grocery Manufacturers Association. She has also had roles as VP and Chief Science Officer at The Acheson Group and as the Senior Staff Scientist and Director of Science & Technology Projects at the Institute of Food Technologists. 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 serves as an advisory board member of the Global Food Traceability Center, on the technical committee of the Center for Produce Safety, and serves on several industry advisory boards for academic research projects. She was recently honored with the NSF International Food Safety Leadership Award.