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DFSR D&I Branch Staff Bio: Travis Goodman

Travis Goodman

CSO Standard Specialist
Indianapolis, IN
317-226-6500 x108
DFSR D&I Branch Roles & Responsibilities:
Assigned States: Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin
MFRPS SME for Standards 5 & 8
Food Safety Task Force SME


  • Joined FDA Division of Federal State Relations (DFSR) in December 2010
  • Consumer Safety Officer: Manufactured Foods Regulatory Program Standards (MFRPS) Specialist in the Development and Integration Branch
  • Office: Indianapolis, Indiana. FDA Indianapolis Resident Post, Detroit District
  • Provides regulatory program leadership support to state programs, federal partners and other stakeholders to enhance Federal-State communications
  • Working in DFSR to further develop the MFRPS and outreach programs as part of FDA’s mission and ongoing initiatives regarding federal-state integration and building an integrated food safety system
  • Working with State Food Protection Task Forces to build and populate websites to improve communications with all food and agriculture stakeholders
  • Working on Federal-State Integration deliverables of the Food Safety Modernization Act
Prior to FDA
Hamilton County Health Department- Food Safety Program 8 years as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (R.S.) conducting retail/wholesale food inspections and finally serving as Program Director
Indiana State Department of Health- Food Protection Program 11 years as a retail/manufacturing food inspector, food defense program coordinator, project manager, and public health administrator
  • Served a one-year detail at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as a Food and Agriculture Sector Specialist in the Office of Infrastructure Protection
    • Developed partnerships between government and industry to accomplish homeland security goals
    • Developed information sharing processes for the Sector
  • Led the DHS/FDA/USDA Information Sharing Workgroup 2008-2009
  • Chaired the AFDO Food Protection and Defense Committee 2005-2009
  • Chaired the Indiana Food Safety and Defense Task Force 2004-2009
  • Coordinated emergency response activities for ESF 8 at the IN State Emergency Operations Center
  • Coordinated the Interstate Food Transportation Assessment Project for IN
Education/brief professional credentials:
  • BS Environmental Health Science
  • Pursuing MPH
  • Certified Food Defense Coordinator