Adam Friedlander is a Project Manager in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Food Policy and Response (OFPR. He leads strategic projects for the New Era of Smarter Food Safety on tech-enabled traceability and serves as an outbreak investigation data analyst. Through collaboration, Adam hopes to help build a more digital, transparent, efficient, and safe global food system.
Previously, Adam served as Manager, Food Safety and Technical Services at FMI—The Food Industry Association. In this role, he worked with industry, regulatory, academic, and consumer communities to advance retail food safety programs and mitigate foodborne outbreaks. He co-edited the textbook Food System Transparency: Law, Science and Policy of Food and Agriculture (CRC Press, 2021), and he has written extensively on supply chain technology, food safety education, and food recalls.
Adam graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Food Science and Operations Management and a minor in Music. He received his Master of Science (MS) in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries from Northeastern University.