We launched Food Safety Tech three years ago this month. Sangita Viswanathan has lead the editorial efforts for those three years and has played a significant role in launching Food Safety Tech and helping establish it as a leading industry news source. I wish Sangita the best as she has left Food Safety Tech to spend more time with her family.
I am thrilled to introduce Maria Fontanazza as Food Safety Tech’s new Editor in Chief. Maria has more than a decade of experience in journalism, marketing and communications within the medical device industry. While at UBM Canon for more than eight years, she served in various editorial roles, including as the managing editor for Medical Device + Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI). She has authored hundreds of articles that have appeared in domestic and international industry publications and has moderated educational sessions and panel discussions at various industry events. Maria also has experience in organizing industry conferences and tradeshows as well as in website design and development.
Maria brings contacts and experience to Innovative Publishing and will have an immediate impact on our medical device online journal, Medical Device Summit. Having worked in an FDA regulated industry, the learning curve for the food industry will not be long, especially with the help of Food Safety Tech’s solid group of Editorial Advisors including David Acheson, Shawn Stevens, Mark Carter, Purnandu Vasavada, Hal King, Gina Kramer, Beth Johnson and Bill Bremer, to name just a few. She will be traveling to many of the food conferences such as GMA’s Food Science Forum, Food Safety Summit, IAFP and the Food Safety Consortium.
This year, you will see many changes and additions to Food Safety Tech many of which will be spearheaded by Maria. She’s already had an impact with Food Safety Tech’s twitter account, @FoodSafetyTech, with frequent new tweets.
Please feel free to reach out to Maria with your thoughts, comments, perhaps your interest in contributing an article or just to say hi.
All the best!