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Andy Hirneisen

  • Extension Educator, Food Safety & Quality
Andy Hirneisen
Berks County Ag Center
1238 County Welfare Rd

Leesport, PA 19533
Work Phone: 610-378-1327

Areas of Expertise

  • Food Safety
  • Food Quality
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Home Food Preservation

Andy holds a bachelor's degree in Food Science from Penn State University and a master's degree in Management and Leadership from Liberty University. He is also a certified ServSafe instructor and proctor. His focus is providing food safety education to industry professionals, volunteer organizations, and individuals. 

Prior to joining Extension, Andy worked for the Hershey Company as a microbiologist. He was involved in developing environmental monitoring programs, incident troubleshooting, and supported Hershey's global laboratory network as the manufacturing lab coordinator. Andy also has experience in the retail food industry and worked as a restaurant inspector.