Martin Bucknavage

  • Senior Food Safety Extension Associate
Martin Bucknavage
438 Rodney A. Erickson Food Science Building
University Park 16802
Work Phone: 814-867-1839

Areas of Expertise

  • Food safety training – HACCP, FSMA Preventive Controls, ServSafe, volunteer organizations, farmers’ markets, etc
  • Control of food spoilage and foodborne pathogens
  • Quality systems – sanitation, allergens, environmental testing, sustainability and auditing
  • Food processing and preservation
  • Food supply chain – supplier control, traceability and recall
  • FSMA - Preventive controls for human food
  • FSMA - Preventive controls for animal feed


  1. MBA, The Pennsylvania State University, 1996
  2. M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Food Science and Technology, 1988
  3. B.S., the Pennsylvania State University, Microbiology, 1985

Professional Summary

  • Fifteen years of technical management experience in the food industry with a broad scope of capabilities, including quality system development, regulatory affairs, and operational process analysis and improvement.
  • Consulting and teaching experience in Preventive Controls, HACCP, food safety, food defense, food safety audits, and employee training programs.

Certifications and Trainings

  • FSMA Preventive Controls - FSPCA approved instructor (2015)
  • HACCP - Approved instructor by International HACCP Alliance (2009), Meat and Poultry HACCP (Penn State, 2007), Seafood HACCP (Seafood HACCP Alliance, 2006), Juice HACCP (NFPA, 2001), and HACCP Fundamentals (ABC Research, 1994).
  • Food Safety - Approved Instructor (ServSafe by NRA, 2007, and SuperSafeMark by FMI, 2007)
  • Audit - SQF Certified Consultant (2009), ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (2006)
  • Food Defense and Security - Auditor, IFT Food Defense Task Force (2010), Approved instructor for Agricultural and Food Vulnerability and Assessment - a DHS certified training course (2008),


  • College of Agricultural Sciences, Staff Laureate Trailblazer Award, 2010