Dr. Scott Burnett is a Principal Scientist with Post Consumer Brands’ Corporate Quality and Food Safety Department in Lakeville, Minnesota. His work focuses on enhancing and verifying environmental microbiological and hygiene controls, food manufacturing sanitation technology development, and thermal process validation of low moisture food products. Previously, Dr. Burnett was the Research and Development Director of Food Safety in Ecolab’s Global Food and Beverage Division and has held food safety and sanitation leadership positions in MOM Brands and Land O’ Lakes, all in Minnesota. Scott earned his Ph.D. at the Center for Food Safety, University of Georgia and holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology and a B.A. in Spanish from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Dr. Burnett has authored or coauthored 12 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 7 issued patents, and has presented or taught at multiple Food Safety-focused venues around the world. He was recently awarded with the 2019 International Association for Food Protection’s Sanitarian Award.