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Posted at 3:17 PM, Mar 16, 2020
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Larry Lynch is Senior Vice President of Science and Industry for the National Restaurant Association.

Larry’s focus on food safety includes his membership for 17 years in the Conference for Food Protection where he has served for 12 years on the Food Manager Certification Committee and 3 terms on Council II supporting administrative, education and certification issues. He has been active in the Global Food Safety Initiative and is a subject matter expert for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) helping to develop ISO 22003 which includes the rules applicable for the audit and certifications of a food safety management system.

In addition to overseeing the teams focused on creating the baseline for a safe dining experience for restaurant guests, he also oversees the development and delivery of our broad array of accredited credentials, accreditation of the various certification and education programs, our customer operations teams as well as compliance and business operations in the Orlando and Lansing offices.

Larry continues as president of National Registry of Food Safety Professionals which, through acquisition, became a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Restaurant Association four years ago.

Prior to that Larry was Director of the Disney Institute. He is a graduate of Rutgers University and a resident of Central Florida.