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- Robert Brackett director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Sciences, Food and Drug Administration
- David Gombas vice president for science and technical affairs, United Fresh Produce Association
- William Schultz former Food and Drug Administration deputy commissioner, 1994 to 1998
- Caroline Smith DeWaal director of food safety for the Center for Science in the Public Interest
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