GCCF – Scientific Advisory Council

The GCCF Scientific Advisory Council is an eminent group of food scientists, logistics, and packaging experts from around the world. The council provides cutting-edge research and advice to members of the Global Cold Chain Alliance and its Core Sectors.

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Chairman and GCCF Scientific Advisor

Dr. Michael JahnckeVirginia Seafood Agricultural Research & Extension CenterFish Products

GCCF Scientific Advisory Council

Dr. Jeffrey BrechtUniversity of FloridaCool-Climate Fruit & Produce
Dr. Patrick BrechtPEB CommoditiesRefrigerated Transportation
Dr. Paul DawsonClemson UniversityPoultry Products
Dr. Donald FentonKansas State UniversityRefrigeration Engineering
Dr. Brian FugateUniversity of ArkansasSupply Chain Management
Dr. Cody GiffordUniversity of WyomingMeat Science
Dr. Dennis HeldmanThe Ohio State UniversityFood Process Engineering
Dr. Faris KarimKansas State UniversityAmmonia Contamination and Food Toxicology
Dr. Barbara Rasco, Phd JDUniversity of WyomingFood Safety, Food Safety Regulations
Kees Jan RoodbergenUniversity of GroningenLogistics and Operations Management
Dr. Vicky SalinTexas A&M UniversityAgriculture Economics
Dr. Subramaniam SathivelLouisiana State UniversityFrozen Food Quality
Dr. S. Paul SinghMichigan State UniversityPackaging, Package Labeling
Dr. Donald Schaffner, RutgersThe State University of New JerseyMicrobiology
Dr. Charles WhiteMississippi State UniversityDairy Products
Dr. Elhadi YahiaUniversidad Autónoma de QuerétaroPostharvest Technology, Tropical Fruit & Produce

SAC Emeritus

Dr. R. L. (Bob) HenricksonOklahoma State UniversityMeat Products
Dr. Daryl B. LundUniversity of WisconsinFood Science
Dr. Joseph SebranekIowa State UniversityMeat Products
Joseph SlavinJos. Slavin & AssociatesFish Products
Dr. W. F. (Will) StoeckerUniversity of IllinoisRefrigeration Engineering

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