Zak Solomon

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Zak leads Food Sentry’s day-to-day operations by working directly with the rest of the team to develop new products and to discover, understand and report on issues central to Food Sentry’s mission.  With a varied and experienced professional background, Zak has spent the majority of the past decade refining his research and analysis skills.  Additionally, Zak has substantial knowledge and experience pertaining to international food safety, and has spent a significant amount of time researching and analyzing international food markets and related policies, specifically those of North America, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific.

Before joining Food Sentry, Zak worked in various roles at businesses and laboratories in sectors including renewable and carbon-based energy, food safety intelligence, mining, and educational non-profit.  Over the past two years, Zak has spent the majority of his time specifically focusing on international food risk and food safety and using his skills to help develop new tools to better monitor food supplies domestically and abroad.

Zak holds B.S. degrees in Psychology and Sociology from Millikin University.

Latest Articles

This is part three in a series of three articles on organic foods originally published by Food Sentry on May 31, 2013. Part one is here: The Low-Down on Organic Foods. Part two is here: Organic vs. Non-Organic: What’s the Difference? Are organic food products safer than non-organic food products? Given the requirements set forth in the National Organic Program legislation, and based on what conventional wisdom says about pesticides and antibiotics, the logical…
This is part two in a series of three articles on organic foods originally published by Food Sentry on March 31, 2013. Read part one here: The Low-Down on Organic Foods. With the basics behind us of what constitutes an organic product under the National Organic Program (NOP), we can move forward to comparing organic products with non-organic. What are the differences between the two, if any? Let’s explore. Size and shape When purchasing…
This article is part one of three in a series on organic foods published by Food Sentry. This entry was originally published on Feb. 6, 2013. Over the past decade, it’s apparent that a lot of the country, if not the world, has been making a push toward a future where organic food products dominate the marketplace. The general consensus seems to be that organic food products are somehow better and safer than non-organic…