Hilary Thesmar, PhD, RD, CFS

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Hilary Thesmar

Chief Food & Product Safety Officer & Senior Vice President, Food Safety Programs


Hilary Thesmar, Ph.D., RD, CFS
Chief Food & Product Safety Officer and Senior Vice President, Food Safety Programs

With over 20 years of experience in food science, food safety, and food and agriculture policy, Dr. Thesmar provides leadership for FMIs retail, wholesale and product supplier members on technical issues such as food safety training programs, regulatory affairs, recall plans and management, crisis management, research, and overall safety and sanitation programs. She also works with the FMI Foundation on food safety education and research projects.

Dr. Thesmar earned a Ph.D. in Food Technology from Clemson University, a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from Winthrop University, a bachelors degree in Food Science from Clemson, and she is a Registered Dietitian. Dr. Thesmar is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, and an active member of the International Food Protection Association and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.


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