Rob Byrne

Chief Food Safety Officer

As chief food safety officer, Rob leads the Cooperative’s enterprise food safety, quality and regulatory services functional area. Prior to joining DFA, he served in leadership roles in the area of food safety, quality assurance, regulatory and science for National Milk Producers Federation, International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and most recently with Schreiber®Foods as vice president of industry and regulatory affairs. Rob is active in the industry, serving as chair of IDFA’s Standards and Labeling Committee and as a member on its Food Safety, International Trade and International Standards Task Force Committees, and the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy’s Food Safety Operating Committee. He is also a member of the American Dairy Science Association, Institute of Food Technologists and International Association for Food Protection.