Reginald W. Bennett, MS, DDG, FAAM, is a senior policy analyst for the Office of Regulatory Science at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a government organization that promotes public health through the regulation and supervision of safety in food, tobacco products, dietary supplements and pharmaceutical drugs. Mr. Bennett has occupied a role for the past 55 years and is known for his expertise is in all things food microbiology. He is responsible for conducting research and analyzing for bacterial food poisoning. In 2011, the Food Safety Modernization Act was established as a reform of the preceding food safety laws. This innovative change was signed into law by President Obama in 2011 and has since aimed to ensure the complete safety of the United States food supply by focusing on preventing contamination, instead of simply responding to it.