We're Pleased to Welcome Michael Robach to Our Board of Directors
February 21, 2019
Clear Labs, the only automated and intelligent NGS platform purpose-built for food safety testing, today announced that food safety expert Michael Robach has joined its board of directors.
“I am excited to welcome Michael to Clear Labs’ board,” said Sasan Amini, CEO and co-founder of Clear Labs. “Michael has had an incredible career in the global food industry – from his leadership at GFSI and his experience in corporate food safety at Cargill. His insights will be invaluable as we continue to build our NGS-based food safety products. Undoubtedly, adding Michael to our board will accelerate our mission to make the world’s food supply safer.”
Robach has over 40 years of experience in the food industry, most recently as former Vice President, Corporate Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory for Cargill. He is also the co-founder and former President for Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere (SSAFE).
Currently, Robach serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and a member of the U.S. Poultry and Egg Association’s Research Advisory Committee. His memberships include the American Meat Institute, the National Turkey Federation, the International Association of Food Protection, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the American Society for Microbiology.
Additionally, Mike has worked with the World Organization of Animal Health (OIE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on harmonized animal health and food safety standards. He is also a former member of the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Council Executive Committee for the Grocery Manufacturers Association and he has worked closely with the USDA and FDA regarding food safety policy, HACCP, and regulatory reform based on science.
“In their mission to bring next-generation sequencing technology out of the clinical space and into food, Clear Labs truly represents the future of the industry,” said Robach. “They have built an incredibly dynamic and progressive platform that is leveling up food safety technologies for professionals across food industries. It is a privilege to sit on their board.”