Don Schaffner

Food Science Short Course Instructor

Donald Schaffner is Extension Specialist in Food Science, and Director of the Center for Advanced Food Technology, Rutgers University. Dr. Schaffner has contributed science-based solutions for food safety through his service on expert committees for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the World Health Organization, and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. IFT has utilized Dr. Schaffner’s expertise as a member of the IFT Food Defense Risk Factor Expert Panel and as a member of blue-ribbon panels for Food and Drug Administration contract work. Dr. Schaffner has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and abstracts and has given numerous presentations on microbial risk assessment and food safety issues. Please visit for more information!

Courses coordinated by this instructor:

Better Process Control School

Food Safety Microbiology

HACCP Plan Development for Food Processors

Introduction to Food Science


Upcoming food science course offerings:

Introduction to Food Science

Sensory Evaluation

Statistics for the Food Scientist


food science short course instructor don schaffner

Don Schaffner

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