Dr. Samir Assar is the Director of the Division of Produce Safety in the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). Since 2008, Dr. Assar has led the development of FDA’s policy, regulation, and guidance on produce safety, including those mandated by the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Dr. Assar provides strategic leadership in developing plans for research, training, and compliance activities that target a safe and abundant produce supply. Dr. Assar is committed to enhancing partnerships with produce safety stakeholders and has collaboratively forged initiatives and agreements aimed at protecting public health.
Director, Division of Produce Safety
US Food and Drug Administration