Dr. John Ryan
Hawaii State Department of Agriculture
Dr. John Ryan, is the Administrator for the Hawaii State Department of Agriculture's Quality Assurance Division and a co-chair of the newly formed FDA/CDC food protection information technology team. He has spent over 25 years implementing high technology quality control systems for international corporations and is currently implementing Hawaii’s RFID traceability and State Food Safety Certification system.
Dr. Ryan specializes in closed-loop quality control systems employing real-time traceability, sensor measurement devices and process controls. He has recently implemented the country's first farm-distribution-retail RFID pilot system tracking produce through the food supply chain (Google "Hawaii Food Traceability" or visit http://www.HawaiiFoodSafetyCenter.org).