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
Heidi Knecht, REHS, Craven County Environmental Health 
(252) 636-4936
Megan Lee, REHS, Craven County Environmental Health
(252) 636-4936
John Barra, REHSICraven County Environmental Health 
(252) 636-4936 
Sanda Oo, REHSCraven County Environmental Health 
(252) 636-4936
Madison Matchlat, REHSICraven County Environmental Health 
(252) 636-4936
Buddy Bengel, Full-Service Restaurant
Baker's Kitchen/ Poppy's Bites & Barrels
Hardy Jones, Food Service Director
Carolina East Medical Center
Marie GoadSchool Nutrition
Craven County Schools
James Boyd, Catering
The Flame
Kurtis StewartQuick Service Restaurant, Independent
Broad Street Takeout
Fox PurcellFast Food Restaurant, Chain
McDonalds- Purcell Foods
Melissa CoxFast Food Restaurant, Chain
McDonalds- Purcell Foods
Vacant, Retail Food Establishment, Independent
Vacant, Full-Service Restaurant Chain
Vacant, Quick Service Restaurant, Chain
Vacant, Mobile Food Business
Vacant, Public, Consumer Interest/ Academia 
Vacant, Pest Control Service
Vacant, Facility Designers
Vacant, Sanitation supply and Service
Vacant, Equipment Suppliers
Vacant, Industry Associates
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

About Food Safety


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:

More Information

Food Safety Advisory Council Purpose and Procedures (PDF)

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