Dr. Peter Taormina

Founder & President

Dr. Peter Taormina has worked in the food industry on microbial food safety and quality for 20 years, balancing applied research with food safety and quality management. To put it briefly, he helps companies produce safe, quality foods. Dr. Taormina has written over 200 process authority letters for regulatory compliance and has designed and overseen about 150 validation studies for a variety of foods including acidified foods, beverages, fermented foods, prepared meals, meats, seafood, and pet food. He has written numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and one book on food protection, and presented often on the subject at international conferences. His focus is minimizing risk of foodborne hazards. He’s worked in this capacity as a researcher and an executive in charge of food safety and quality. Now, he is free to serve others in this capacity.

Books & Book Chapters  |  Peer-Reviewed Journal & Abstracts  |  Presentations

About ETNA Food Safety

Etna is a consultancy with the purpose of helping food and beverage businesses advance in the areas of food safety, quality, and regulatory affairs. We apply the best available science and proven management systems to key areas in food safety and quality in order to assist with compliance and reduce risk. Typical client results include hazard and loss avoidance, less downtime pending regulatory or customer approvals, and better going-to-market decisions. We also offer knowledge and information services pertaining to food safety, quality, technology, and regulation, in order to assist clients in generating thought-leading content or in finding successful litigation outcomes.

Value to Clients

We offer world-class expertise applied to your specific needs. We can handle your food safety, quality, and regulatory affairs so that you can focus on what you do. We stake our reputation on the quality and integrity of our work. We research the best available science through searching published literature or using conventional scientific methods of experimentation.


With ample food industry experience, years of academic training and achievements, and national certification in consumer product safety microbiology, we can handle your food safety and quality needs. Our experience spans various commodities such as meats, beverages, and fresh-cut produce. Food safety and quality is our key competency, which is available to you.


Partnering with us means you will gain access to cutting edge science, to a useful and applicable knowledge base, and to trend setters in food safety and quality. ETNA is connected to the professionals in industry, academia, and government who set or enforce the standards. We pass this knowledge on to you to help you improve your position and reduce your risk.

“Working with ETNA Consulting has been a wonderful experience for us. ETNA was able to offer expert advice and aided in the improvement of our product testing practices, environmental monitoring program, and general food safety improvements. We will continue to use ETNA consulting for as our Food Safety Consultant.”

Amanda, Director of Food Safety

“The other day we did receive a letter back from the FDA stating that they will review our corrections during their next inspection. As part of the continuous improvement of our programs the team will be reviewing our product qualitative results…”

Scott, Director - Quality Systems

“It was indeed a pleasure to have work with yourself and Company. We actually felt the professionalism and camaraderie behavior of you. I would like to thank you for successfully bringing the project to a close.”

Ronald, CEO

“Yesterday I was asked to give the news to a…group on where we are at with this subject. I told them the news about the log kill our safe process, etc. It was wonderful to talk about it and the team was so happy, proud, and excited to hear the news!”

Tammy, Director of Food Safety

“Thank you Peter! This is exactly what I was looking for. You are truly a great partner. Last night when I called you, you didn’t hesitate. I can’t thank you enough for being there for us during a very intense difficult time!! It would be my pleasure to be a reference!”

Spir, Vice President of Food Safety & Quality

Really appreciate you doing that! Would not have happened if it weren’t for you stepping in. Peter is the best and we will continue to use him throughout our beverage business journey.

P.A., Co-Founder