Mary Saucier Choate, Food Safety Field Specialist, UNH Extension, Grafton County, is also a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist with 20 years of service in the retail food industry. She earned a BA in Communication from UNH and a MS in Food and Nutrition from Framingham State College. Mary teaches ServSafe® and introductory food safety classes for managers and staff of food service establishments. She works with farmers and food processors individually and via workshops and classes to assist them with understanding how food safety practices may affect the quality, consistency and food safety of their products. She also advises on how the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and other food safety regulations may affect their business. We work together to solve food safety challenges. In adddition, Mary writes fact sheets, articles and blogs on practical food safety issues.