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Mary Heersink



Global Health Advisory Board member

Mary Heersink is an internationally known food safety advocate and author of E. coli 0157: The True Story of A Mother’s Battle With A Killer Microbe.
 
Her encounters with ineffective government agencies led her to found S.T.O.P. (STOP Foodborne Illness), a national grassroots public health organization dedicated to preventing illness and death from foodborne pathogens.
 
Heersink has served on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. She has also testified before the US Congress and is frequently asked to present at scientific meetings, both nationally and internationally.