Janet E. Collins

Janet CollinsDr. Janet Collins is a food scientist and nutritionist with over 35 years of international experience. She has experience in academic institutions teaching and conducting primary research, industry project and program management, and leading scientific affairs. Her interest areas include food composition, chemistry and technology, nutrition and health, and global food policy development.

Dr. Collins values collaboration and cooperation, and has deep experience with both. While at DuPont, she brought together business leadership, food and agricultural trade associations and others to build agreement around common goals in biotechnology acceptance. In a food industry coalition, she has effectively advocated science-based, criteria-driven policies in Codex Alimentarius and OECD. Janet is relied on as a subject matter expert in food science and nutrition-dietary guidance; meat science; food safety; food labeling and claims; food regulations and international food trade. As a scientific spokesperson for the Meat Board and American Meat Institute, she has effectively communicated scientifically complicated and controversial issues.

In addition to her role as IFT president, Dr. Collins has served in numerous leadership positions in IFT. She was elected to the board of directors in 2007. She is currently chair designate of the Biotechnology division and has recently served as a jury on the Calvert L. Willey Award.