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Doug Archer
Doug Archer, Ph.D.
Doug Archer
Professor, Associate Dean for Research, Director of Florida Agricultural Experiment Station

Prior to his arrival at UF, Dr. Archer served as Deputy Director, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he was charged with oversight of the research, regulatory and policy activities of all foods and cosmetic programs including food additives, food labeling, special nutritionals, seafood, and cosmetics and colors. From 1984 until his retirement in 1994, Dr. Archer served as Chairman of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Committee on Food Hygiene, and since 1990, has been a member of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Food Safety since 1990. Other international activities include: U.S. Representative to the International Standards Organization, and U. S. Technical Negotiator with the European Community. He is the past U. S. Associate Editor for Food Control, and member of the Advisory Board of the Academic Press Nutrition and Food Science Publications. He is a professional member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and was elected Fellow of the IFT in 2006. He is currently a member of the IFT Global Policy and Regulations, and is the subject expert for that Committee on food Hygiene. Dr. Archer also chairs the Florida Food Safety and Food Security Advisory Council to the Commissioner of Agriculture of Florida.

Areas of Expertise
  • Email: dlarcher@ufl.edu
  • Phone: 352-392-1784
  • Address: 1022 McCarty Hall
    Gainesville, FL 32611-0200

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