Scott Hawks is a Senior Consultant with ToxStrategies. He is a Food Scientist with more than 30 years of hands-on experience in various facets of food product development, manufacturing, regulatory compliance, import and export regulations, and quality, both domestically and internationally. Working in academia and private industry—with products for both human and animal consumption—Mr. Hawks has broad experience in laboratory and manufacturing facility processes and standards. He has implemented ISO22000 and ISO9001 standards in a laboratory setting in Singapore, establishing and directing a food and drug lab and passing rigorous external audits.
In the pet-food sector, Mr. Hawks has led manufacturing quality and regulatory affairs groups, implementing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), auditing vendors, and establishing internal training and leadership programs. In the human-food space, he worked for a domestic beverage manufacturer, developing and leading programs to ensure compliance with corporate and regulatory food quality standards, creating and implementing food safety plans and training programs, setting up recall plans, and advising senior management on regulatory and scientific affairs.
Mr. Hawks is a co-author of two food composition patents. He has published food science articles in the peer-reviewed literature and presented at professional conferences.