University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Frank Busta

Frank_BustaDr. Francis (Frank) F. Busta is founding director and now Director Emeritus and Senior Science Advisor for The National Center for Food Protection and Defense, a Homeland Security Center of Excellence.  He is a Professor Emeritus, Food Microbiology and Emeritus Head of Department of Food Science & Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. He has been extensively involved in food defense since shortly after 9/11 and also has worked on FDA projects on food safety and defense.

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Expertise: Defense against intentional contamination or adulteration of food systems

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