Caroline Smith DeWaal is the director of the food safety program for the Center for Science in the Public Interest and co-author of “Is Our Food Safe? A Consumer’s Guide to Protecting Your Health and the Environment” (Three Rivers Press, 2002). She represents CSPI before Congress and in the regulatory arena on a broad range of food safety issues. Ms. DeWaal is the leading consumer analyst on laws and regulations governing food safety, and she has testified more than 20 times on pending food safety issues before the United States Congress. She also maintains and publishes a listing of foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States organized by food source. She has presented papers on food safety at over 100 scientific and public policy conferences. She has participated in a number of World Health Organization consultations on food safety and is currently an expert advisor on its Integrated Surveillance of Antibiotic Resistance project. She represents the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations at the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene. She has participated in several national advisory committees to USDA and FDA. She represents the International Association of Consumer Food Organizations at Codex. DeWaal graduated from the University of Vermont and Antioch School of Law. She has taught university classes and courses on national and global food issues. A native of Vermont, and now a resident of Maryland, DeWaal lives with her husband and two children outside of Washington, D.C.