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Herculean Effort

Because we care about safe food

Detwiler Consulting Group, LLC, supports food industry firms in their efforts to align all employees' roles with policies and protocols for compliance. Even with the most well-written mission statements, companies' and their food products are only as safe as their weakest team member.

For over 20 years, corporate, government, academic, international, and local audiences have gained not only insight into what is going on with changes in policy, but, more importantly, the 'why' behind the policies. We believe in mitigating risk to help prevent the heartbreak and cost of having to respond to an outbreak.

Read about Darin Detwiler's two books on Food Safety or watch his TEDx NortheasternU 2020 talk.

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Dr. Darin Detwiler, Founder and CEO of Detwiler Consulting Group, LLC, is the Assistant Dean of the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University in Boston, MA.  He is also the Lead Faculty of the MS in Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industry and an award-winning Professor of Food Policy.  Detwiler is a member of the editorial advisory board for Quality Assurance Magazine, as well as on numerous committees and advisory panels related to food science, nutrition, fraud, and policy. In 2018, Food Safety Magazine presented Detwiler with the "Distinguished Service Award" at the annual meeting of the International Association for Food Protection.

Prior to this position, Detwiler was the Senior Policy Coordinator for STOP Foodborne Illness.  In 2004, the Secretary of Agriculture appointed him to two terms on the USDA’s National Advisory Committee for Meat and Poultry Inspection.  Detwiler went on to support the FDA’s progress towards implementation of FSMA by bringing forward the true burden of disease to various federal, state, and industry audiences. 

A Navy submarine veteran, Dr. Detwiler graduated from the Navy's Nuclear Power schools and served as a mechanical operator, an engine room supervisor, and a quality assurance inspector for a submarine's nuclear propulsion plant.   

Dr. Detwiler holds a B.A. in History and Education and an M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.  He earned his a Doctorate in Law and Policy at Northeastern University with his research on state food regulatory capacity and alignment with federal policy.

Professional Profile

Up Close & Personal

Dr. Detwiler is a sought-after speaker and has addressed key issues in food safety at corporate and regulatory training events, as well as national and international events in Spain, Dubai, and the UK.  He has been featured as a speaker before VTEC, STEC CAP, Food Safety Consortium, Food Safety Summit, AFDO regional events, FDA regional seminars, and multiple state public and environmental health conferences. 

He is a contributing writer to numerous food industry publications and is quoted frequently by journalists across the country.  A consumer food safety advocate since 1993, Dr. Detwiler has been featured in a variety of national news stories on food safety with media such as The New York Times, Food Safety News, CNN, NPR, PBS’s Frontline, and ABC’s Good Morning America. 

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"Darin's journey in becoming a distinguished food safety professional is remarkable. I would even go so far as to say it is heroic."

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