Janet E. Collins, PhD, RD, CFS Immediate Past President 2014-2015

Janet Collins

Dr. Janet Collins currently serves as a Senior Manager in Corporate Regulatory Affairs for the DuPont Company, based in the Government Affairs office in Washington DC. In her advocacy roles, Janet is the issue lead for industry coalitions on labeling for foods derived from modern biotechnology, naming for new fats and oils, and nutritional strategy for modified fatty acid oils.

Janet is the Immediate Past President of the 18,000+ member food scientific society, the Institute of Food Technologists. In addition, Janet has served in numerous leadership positions in IFT. She was elected to the board of directors in 2007, recently served as a jury on the Calvert L. Willey Award, and has presented to global scientific and industry audiences on food ingredients, food regulations and consumer perceptions of the food supply.

Janet holds a doctoral degree in meat science, and is a certified food scientist and registered dietitian.  Dr. Collins has considerable advocacy and policy development experience relating to global food safety assessment, risk analysis, food labeling and health claims, nutritional contribution of foods and dietary exposure assessment, and agricultural biotechnology issues, and also in regulatory and scientific affairs in the US.