FoodNiche Summit

Jason Dietz

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Jason Dietz has more than 20 years of experience with the regulation of innovative food ingredients and food biotechnology products. He is currently the lead for cross-cutting biotechnology-related activities in FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). In this role he regularly provides technical and policy input to CFSAN and its interagency partners on food biotechnology issues related to food safety and regulation, food labeling, genome editing and media and scientific communication. 

For more than 15 years he has served as a delegate to the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development’s Working Party for the Safety of Novel Foods and Feeds. He has served the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as an invited expert on projects related to biotechnology communications, plant-based foods, and precision fermentation. 

Mr. Dietz received undergraduate training in Nutrition and graduate training in Food Science at The Pennsylvania State University. In his free time, he serves on the Biotechnology Advisory Board for the Eberly College of Science at The Pennsylvania State University.