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MD IFT Presents: Dr. Carolyn Fisher, Ph.D.

March 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Global Food Additive Regulation Review – Headwinds and Opportunities
When: 7:00 P.M. EST March 30th
Where: Zoom
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Dr. Carolyn Fisher, Ph.D., is currently a consultant with Food Chain ID, who purchased Decernis LLC, where she worked as a Senior Scientist in January 2012.  At Decernis, she managed the capture of global food additive data from over 150 countries and supported the development of rules and queries of this data to provide regulatory evaluation of ingredients and formulas for compliance with global food additive regulations. Carolyn communicated and translated customer desires into actionable working solutions utilizing database connectivity to their formulation computer systems. She provided customer training and issue resolution related to the food additive module within gComply Plus.

Before joining Decernis, Carolyn worked at McCormick & Co., Inc. where she started as QA Manager-Flavors then moved to Regulatory Compliance Manager–Flavors before finally being promoted to Global Science Network Manager. There she leveraged the company’s corporate-wide knowledge of spices and herbs by utilizing the collaborative abilities of the MGSN, a highly secure employee intranet filled with comprehensive information about spices and herbs.

Previous positions to McCormick included that of Visiting Assistant Professor to the University of Delaware, Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences (Newark, DE) and Visiting Scientist, University of Delaware, Dept. of Food Science. Carolyn began her career in 1978 as a chemist at Kalsec, Inc.(Kalamazoo, MI).

Carolyn has written articles for a variety of publications including Food Technology, Chemistry in Britain, J. Agric. & Food Chem, ACS Symposium Series: Food Phytochemicals for Cancer Prevention II:  Teas, Spices & Herbs among others. She co-authored the book Food Flavours: Biology & Chemistry published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London (1997).

Carolyn has a MSc and Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Stanford University (1978) and a BS from Wayne State University with a major in chemistry.  She is also an IFT Fellow.


March 30, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Maryland IFT