U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Barbara Montwill is the expert on FDA regulatory policy with regards to food safety of aquaculture products. She received her M.Sc. in marine biology from the University of Gdansk in Poland. Her professional career started at the Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Science, where she conducted studies of the marine ecosystem in an area of environmental biology, ecotoxicology, and biogeochemical cycles. Her work at USFDA involves the formulation of polices and guidance on issues pertaining to aquaculture, particularly chemical contaminants and animal drug residues in seafood. She is engaged in the evaluation and audits of aquaculture food safety programs. She is also provides training to aquaculture community. She participates in works of international and professional organizations (FAO COFI, Codex, and ISO) providing technical input on the subject of seafood safety.