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Virginia N. “Jenny” Scott

The Food Safety Modernization Act signed into law by President Barack Obama in January 2011 called for all kinds of new food safety regulations and guidelines—and Jenny Scott, as a senior advisor in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, serves as the technical point person for questions and consultation needs related to preventing hazards in food. In her position she develops and implements policies, regulations and guidelines related to food safety and provides technical expertise in a variety of food safety areas. She also leads the U.S. delegation at the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Hygiene. Codex is an international body whose food standards are recognized by the World Trade Organization in the resolution of trade disputes.