PFSE Executive Director Britanny Saunier Recognized Among Top 40 Food Safety Professionals Under 40


The Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness has announced its list of the Top 40 Food Safety Professionals Under 40, spotlighting young leaders making significant contributions to the field of food safety. Among the honorees is Britanny Saunier, executive director of the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE).

This is the launch of an annual recognition that celebrates rising stars who are transforming the landscape of food safety and leaving an enduring impact on the industry, academia, and regulatory bodies. The honorees represent a diverse range of professionals from various sectors, including nonprofit, industry, regulatory agencies, journalism, independent consulting, and academia, all united by their dedication to enhancing food safety.

Britanny Saunier, PFSE Executive Director

In her current role as executive director, Britanny focuses on leveraging the Partnership’s historical leadership in cross-sector collaboration and ensuring organizational effectiveness to realize its mission to develop and promote effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers. Bringing together the public and private sectors to collaboratively influence positive health outcomes is what sparks her joy.

Britanny earned her MPA with a health policy focus from the School of Public Affairs at the American University in Washington, DC. Her passion for preventing foodborne illness brought her to PFSE as an intern in 2011. Britanny previously served as the PFSE Director of Development, successfully increasing program service revenue and bringing diversification to the Partner network.

The Alliance’s initiative to honor top food safety professionals younger than 40 aligns with its mission to promote safer food practices and reduce the incidence of foodborne illnesses. The organization encourages nominations for the next round of recognitions, which will be announced on LinkedIn in June 2024. When nominating candidates, emphasis is placed on their accomplishments, leadership qualities, and their potential to inspire others and drive positive change within the food safety community.

As the food safety landscape continues to evolve, these young professionals, including Britanny, are at the forefront of safeguarding public health and ensuring the safety of the global food supply.

View all of the Top 40 Food Safety Professionals Under 40 on the Alliance to Stop Foodborne Illness’ website.