H. Russell Cross

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Dr. H. Russell Cross is Professor and Head of the Department of Animal Science in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University. Dr. Cross was the founding director of Texas A&M's Institute of Food Science and Engineering. He served as Administrator of USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service under Presidents Bush (41) and Clinton. Dr. Cross also pioneered the International HACCP Alliance, serving as its founder and Executive Director.He resides in College Station, TX, with his wife Elaine Cross.

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Let’s not forget the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points system — HACCP — what it is, why it was developed and what its role truly is in regard to food safety.  HACCP was developed in the 50s because the food safety experts knew that you could not “test” food safety into food.  It was understood at that time that HACCP, coupled with strong hazard interventions was and continues to be the most effective way…