Kevin Smith

Senior Advisor, Office of Food Safety

Food and Drug Administration


As a Senior Advisor in FDA’s Office of Food Safety, Kevin Smith advises FDA leadership on strategic initiatives and program development related to FDA’s food safety mission.  Kevin has been leading FDA’s efforts on food waste and recovery and serves as member of the expert panel for the ReFED Food Recovery Accelerator.   Kevin has held several leadership positions at FDA including Director of the Retail Food Protection Staff and currently co-leads the implementation of the Sanitary Transportation of Foods Rule.  During his 30-year career in Environmental Health, Kevin has worked for a third-party standards development and certification body and with public health agencies at the state and local level.  Kevin earned a BS in Food Science from the University of Delaware and a Master of Public Health from the University of Michigan.