FDSN Spring 2024 Seminar Series: Mitzi Baum




Pritzker Science Center, Room 111 3105 South Dearborn Street Chicago, Illinois 60616
Mitzi Baum, chief executive officer at Stop Foodborne Illness.

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition presents its spring 2024 seminar series featuring guest speaker Mitzi Baum, chief executive officer at Stop Foodborne Illness (STOP), who will give a presentation on : “The Why of Food Safety.” This seminar will take place on Thursday, March 7, from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in room 111 of the Pritzker Science Center.


As chief executive officer, Mitzi Baum is focused on expanding the impact of Stop Foodborne Illness (STOP) by concentrating on STOP’s three strategic areas: families and individuals impacted by foodborne disease; company culture and practice; and food safety policy. By instituting a collaborative, consumer-centric operating model, STOP engages stakeholders across the food system to develop and advance solutions to food safety.

Prior to her tenure at STOP, Mitzi cultivated a 23-year career at Feeding America, rising to the senior level position of managing director of food safety. Baum earned a Master of Science in Food Safety and a certificate in food law from Michigan State University. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University and has obtained certificates in non-profit management from the University of Chicago, quality management from DePaul University, and food safety management from Cornell University.  

Mitzi is the 2021 Joseph Leiter Lecturer of the Medical Library Association and National Library of Medicine, an adjunct faculty for Michigan State University’s Online Food Safety Program, a certified seafood HACCP instructor, a certified PCQI, serves as the consumer representative on Council I for the Conference for Food Protection, and is a member of the National Restaurant Association’s Food Safety Advisory Council.

Stop Foodborne Illness is headquartered in Chicago, IL.


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