Andrew Zajac

Director, Division of Petition Review
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Washington, DC)

ANDREW ZAJAC has been the Director of the Division of Petition Review in FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety since 2006.  This division has primary responsibility at FDA for the review of petitions for food additives, including sources of radiation used to treat food, and petitions for color additives used in FDA regulated products.  He has been at FDA for more than 22 years and has worked on a wide variety of food ingredient and food packaging regulatory issues.  He is also a Commissioned Corps officer in the U.S. Public Health Service with the rank of Captain, and has more than 27 years of uniformed service, including five years as a U.S. Army officer.  Captain Zajac holds a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Marquette University and an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University