About Us

Food Safety Tech is a digital media community for food industry professionals interested in food safety and quality. We inform, educate and connect food manufacturers and processors, retail & food service, food laboratories, growers, suppliers and vendors, and regulatory agencies with original, in-depth features and reports, curated industry news and user-contributed content, and live and virtual events that offer knowledge, perspectives, strategies and resources to facilitate an environment that fosters safer food for consumers.

Since 2012, Food Safety Tech audiences have learned to respect and expect our high-quality content—via FoodSafetyTech.com, our weekly newsletter and by attending our educational programs. Food Safety Tech keeps professionals current with the latest information about technology, best practices and regulations, and how innovative solutions and approaches can be leveraged to further advance food safety across the globe.

Our highly interactive community also engages marketers with audiences involved in food safety and quality, food laboratories, supply chain, standards and training who are seeking knowledge, new solutions and guidance to help navigate evolving regulatory policies, compliance and the development and/or application of innovative technology. Food Safety Tech keeps your team, products and services engaged with current customers and prospects through an interactive content-rich community and an environment, delivering high visibility for successful Branding/Awareness, Thought Leadership and Demand-Generation campaigns.

Mission Statement:

Food Safety Tech publishes news, technology, trends, regulatory information, and expert opinions on food safety, food quality, food business and food sustainability. We also offer educational, career advancement and networking opportunities to the global food industry. This information exchange is facilitated through ePublishing, digital and live events. By providing such an exchange of knowledge and technologies, Food Safety Tech will aid in the advancement and progress of the global food industry, thus, contributing to a healthier world.

Leadership Team:

Rick Biros, President/Publisher, Innovative Publishing Co. LLCRick Biros, President/Publisher
Rick has more than 25 years of B2B publishing experience. Early in his career he worked on Food Processing and then Food Engineering magazines in a sales and then management role. He was the founder and a principal in Carpe Diem Communications where he developed and launched Food Quality magazine, The Food Quality Award and The Food Quality Conference & Expo as well as Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality and Contamination Control magazines. Under his direction, Food Quality and Pharmaceutical Formulation & Quality received editorial excellence awards from The American Society of Business Publication Editors. In 2007, John Wiley & Sons, Inc. acquired Carpe Diem. Rick continues his entrepreneurial interests with the formation of Innovative Publishing Co. and the launch of MedTech Intelligence in 2009; Food Safety Tech in 2012 and the Cannabis Industry Journal in 2016. Innovative Publishing is also a conference producer of six med tech conferences, three food safety conferences and two cannabis industry conferences. Contact Rick

Maria Fontanazza, Food Safety TechMaria Fontanazza, Editor-in-Chief
Maria has more than 15 years of experience in journalism, marketing and communications. She was previously marketing communications manager and market research manager at Secant Medical, Inc., a manufacturer of biomedical textiles and advanced biomaterials. Maria also served as an editor at MD+DI and has authored articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications. She has a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications with a concentration in New Media and Visual Design, and a Minor in Fine Arts, from St. Michael’s College in Colchester, VT. Follow her industry insights at @MariaFontanazza. Contact Maria

RJ Palmero, Innovative PublishingRJ Palermo, Sales Director
RJ has more than 20 years of media, conference and agency experience. He was most recently a biopharmaceutical equipment contributor for the Pharma’s Almanac publication, and delivered several branding and research projects for pharmaceutical and medical device contract manufacturers. For 17 years RJ served as vice president of Interphex, the largest pharmaceutical manufacturing event in North America and was a key contributor of a successful launch of Medical Device Puerto Rico, which created the largest life sciences event in the Caribbean. RJ is an avid NY sports fan, and enjoys working out and spending time with his family and friends. RJ is married to his wife Beth, has a daughter Nora and dog Beau, and resides in Norwalk, CT. Contact RJ.

 

Food Safety Tech and MedTech Intelligence are published and owned by Innovative Publishing Company, LLC, Edgartown, Massachusetts USA; Rick Biros, President and Founding Principal.