Food Safety Advisory Council

Food Safety Advisory Council 

The purpose of the Food Safety Advisory Council (FSAC) is to assists the food industry in understanding laws, regulations, and the reasoning behind them. FSAC is a collaborative effort between businesses and government, comprised of representatives from the retail food industry, related businesses, and Food Protection Program Staff. The overall goal of the Council is to enhance cooperation, involvement and understanding between county government and the food industry.

Craven County FSAC Members

, Craven County Environmental Health 
(252) 636-4936
Vacant, Hospitalist
Heidi Knecht, REHS, Craven County Environmental Health 
(252) 636-4936
Vacant, Institution/ Health Care
Zach Johnson, REHSI, Craven County Environmental Health 
(252) 636-4936 
Vacant, Mobile Food Business
Buddy Bengel, 
Baker's Kitchen/ Poppy's Bites & Barrels
Vacant, Public/ Consumer Interest/ Academia
Vacant, Full-Service Restaurant, ChainVacant, Pest Control Services
Vacant, Retail Food Establishment, Chain
Vacant, Facility Designers
Vacant, Retail Food Establishment, Independent
Vacant, Equipment Suppliers
Vacant, Quick Service Restaurant, Chain
Vacant, Sanitation Supply and Service
Vacant, Quick Service Restaurant, Independent
Vacant, Industry Associates
Vacant, Catering Business
Vacant, General Public Member

We are continuously accepting applications! If you are interested in joining the Craven County FSAC, please complete the on-line membership application. You may also print and mail a hard copy of the application


Regular meetings of the council will be held at least semiannually on the third Thursday of the first month or more frequently if called by the Executive Committee. The tentative 2022/2023 schedule is:

  • July 21, 2022 Agenda
  • January 19, 2023
  • July 20, 2023

More Information

Food Safety Advisory Council Purpose and Procedures (PDF)

Contact the Food Safety Advisory Council Coordinator at (252) 636-4936