Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Food Safety and Food Defense Advisory Council

The Florida Food Defense and Advisory Council creates an infrastructure for enhancing outreach, response and information-sharing of food safety issues at the state level. It also provides a dynamic forum for stakeholder collaboration regarding food safety issues protecting public health. 

Previous Meeting Minutes

Inspection Rating Workgroup

Council Members

Council members include representatives from academia and regulatory, industry and consumer groups.

Council Members
  • Jamie DeMent, Chair
  • Nancy Stephens, Vice Chair
  • Linda Akhavein
  • Rick Akin
  • Ned Bowman
  • Dr. Matthew Curran
  • Dr. Michael Delp
  • Amy Duda-Kinder
  • Jill Dunlop
  • Daniel Ellinor
  • Wayne Godwin
  • Dr. Neil James
  • Jaime Jerrells
  • Bob Jones
  • Geoff Luebkemann
  • Frank Marquez
  • Bess Ormond
  • Mary Lou Rajchel
  • Michael Roberson
  • Karla Ruzicka
  • Wendy Smith
  • Christine Stapell
  • Betsy Woodward