RFA Mourns the Loss of Technical Director, Martin Mitchell

The Refrigerated Foods Association, along with Certified Group and much of the food industry, is mourning the loss of Martin Mitchell, who passed away on December 19, 2021 after a 4-year battle with leukemia.  Marty served as the Refrigerated Foods Association’s Technical Director almost since the group’s inception in 1980. 

National Fisheries Institute Statement on the Passing of Martin Mitchell

For Marty Mitchell, the science of food safety was a profession and a passion.  He was a dedicated expert in fields ranging from microbiology to chemical analysis.  However, he was more than just a technician.  He was an entrepreneur, building a local business of 20 employees to a global operation of 2,000 associates.