Anna is a certified food safety professional, trained in disease prevention and epidemiology. Anna joined Ecolab in 1991, and has been managing the microbiology group for more than 20 years. Her responsibilities cover food safety, environmental testing, equipment evaluation, outbreak prevention and recovery, regulatory, product development and research done for Ecolab quick service and food retail customers in the U.S. and internationally.
Anna started her career in an epidemiological station in Russia, controlling and enforcing food safety in children and adolescent organizations. Later she worked in hospital setting as a clinical microbiologist with an emphasis on antibiotic resistance and hospital acquired infections.
Dr. Starobin is an author of several publications and patents. She is actively involved in industry food safety work. She gives food safety talks covering topics such as cleaning and sanitation, equipment design, handcare, environmental testing, and outbreak prevention and recovery in the U.S. and internationally.