David Ingram



Compost University Faculty

David Ingram

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

College Park, MD  | david.ingram@fda.hhs.gov

Dr. Dave Ingram joined FDA/CFSAN in 2013 as a Consumer Safety Officer with the Division of Produce Safety in the Office of Food Safety. Previous experience includes over 14 years of service as a Food Safety Microbiologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) in Beltsville, Maryland, where he integrated his experiences in clinical, food and environmental microbiology to further research in critical pre- and post- harvest food safety issues. Pre-harvest areas of interest include the potential for human pathogens to contaminate produce, especially leafy greens, as well as understanding how irrigation water quality management and the application of various standards for treating and handling soil-amendments may help to reduce the prevalence and persistence of on-farm foodborne pathogens. David received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland at College Park.