Matthew Botos is the President and CEO of ConnectFood. ConnectFood ( offers a step-by-step  food safety plan generator to help companies comply with food safety regulations and the Food Safety Modernization Act. ConnectFood provides On-Demand plan reviews from a national network of food experts.

Matthew Botos is the former Director of the Illinois Center for Food Safety and Technology, a non-profit consortium of Illinois food companies, regulatory personnel and academics focused on food safety and the advancement of science and technology for both local and global food sources.

Botos is currently on the Food Safety and Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) International Subcommittee and Chairman of the FSPCA annual conference. He is also one of approximately 30 approved Train the Trainer instructors of the FSPCA Lead Instructor program launched in October 2015 and has taught over 1000 of the nation’s leading food safety experts.


Botos received his Bachelors of Science in Agricultural and Biological Engineering from Purdue University with an emphasis in thermodynamics and kinetic modeling of foods and pharmaceuticals.