During the 2013 annual meeting last week of the International Association for Food Protection, Food Safety News spoke with Dr. David Acheson, this year’s keynote speaker. Before his current post as the director of the Food and Import Safety Practice at Leavitt Partners, Acheson served stints as the chief medical officer for both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

Among other issues, the conversation touched on the need for more testing of the long-term effects of chemical exposure, the responsibilities consumers have when it comes to food safety, and the reason catfish exemplify some problems with the state of federal food safety regulation. You can watch the interview by clicking on the video above.