IFAC STAFF

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Robert Rankin, Executive Director
Robert has worked with IFAC for over 11 years, during which time he has led IFAC’s scientific, regulatory, and communications strategies and represented food additive industry interests before scientific and regulatory authorities, industry stakeholders, and consumers. Through IFAC, Robert works closely with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and other regulatory agencies to ensure an efficient and effective food additive regulatory framework. Robert also represents IFAC before the Codex Alimentarius, particularly the Committee on Food Additives, to support market access and the expansion of food additive provisions globally.

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Berit Dockter MPP, RD, LD, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager
Berit Dockter MPP, RD, LD has worked with IFAC since 2018 during which time she has submitted U.S. and global regulatory comments to various countries on topics related to food safety, use-by date labeling, and bioengineered (BE) labeling requirements. Her work on IFAC also includes creating a position on allergen labeling for manufacturers to understand the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) labeling requirements, overseeing publication of research from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey related to phosphate intake, and working with the FDA on topics of interest to IFAC members such as food cultures and probiotic issues.

She is a registered dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration, and licensed dietitian by the District of Columbia.

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Alison Watkins, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager
Alison has worked with IFAC since 2020, during which time she has led IFAC’s development and submission of comments representing food additive industry interests to regulatory authorities in the U.S. and various countries. She has coordinated with industry partners to develop, promote and present a webinar highlighting the IFAC Good Manufacturing Practices Guide to a broad industry audience. Alison also supports IFAC before the Codex Alimentarius, particularly the Committee on Food Additives, to support market access and the expansion of food additive provisions globally

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