Dan Engeljohn

Dan Engeljohn
United States Department of Agriculture (Retired)
Biography: 

Dan Engeljohn, PhD, retired from the Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS)/U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in 2017 with 40 years of experience in food safety.  He then went on to teach food safety/food law and animal health/production courses at the University of Arizona for 3 years before full retirement where he now is heavily involved in charitable and music-related activities.  Dan was instrumental in crafting the policies for the control of the major pathogens in meat, poultry, and processed egg products.  One of the first regulations that he managed was to permit food irradiation in various meat and poultry products.  Later, he was the lead food safety expert to travel around the world to reopen the beef market after the first case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the U.S.  Dan has two academic degrees from the University of Illinois (B.S. in Animal Science; M.S. in Meat Science/Muscle Biology) and a PhD in Human Experimental Nutrition from Howard University.