Gloria Brooks-Ray
Managing Scientist
Chemical Regulation & Food Safety
  • District of Columbia

Ms. Brooks-Ray has an extensive background in international regulatory issues, which includes analyzing the impact of international regulations on food companies’ businesses. She has vast experience in Codex Alimentarius issues and has participated in Codex meetings for over 25 years. Her expertise includes working with clients on international food regulations, especially on food additives, petitions and other submissions, and monitoring of specific issues, among other services.

She works with a network of consultants globally to assure she has the appropriate expertise to achieve the goals of the clients.

Prior to joining Exponent, she was Director of Regulatory Affairs and Nutritional Sciences for CPC International (now Unilever). She worked with corporate management worldwide on scientific, food law/regulatory, nutrition, and Codex Alimentarius issues.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.B.A., Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.S., Foods and Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Foods and Nutrition, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Elected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1998

    NC A&T State University Presidential Citation, 1991

    Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce Annual Award, 1990

    New York IFT Distinguished Service Award, 1988

    Undergraduate Research Participant/National Science Foundation

    Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

    Iota Sigma Pi

    Sigma Delta Epsilon

    Omicron Nu

    Alpha Kappa Mu

    Beta Kappa Chi

    Society of Sigma Xi

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Food Technologists


  • Elected to the IFT Executive Committee; Chair of Awards Committee; Chair of Nominations and Elections Committee; Chair of the New York Section; Elected to the Executive Committees of the Nutrition Division and the Food Laws and Regulations Division

Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce

Project Experience

Identified priority Codex Alimentarius issues for organizations and companies, analyzed and developed comments on relevant Codex Alimentarius documents for these clients, and represented them at Codex Committee meetings.

Managed the preparation of petitions for approval of new food additives in several countries.

Managed the development of an international regulatory network with regulatory experts in key regions of the world, which is designed to provide clients with expert, cost-effective results for international regulatory services.

Prepared scientific and technical papers for clients to support their positions on proposed international standards.

CREDENTIALS & PROFESSIONAL HONORS

  • M.B.A., Management, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.S., Foods and Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • B.S., Foods and Nutrition, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Elected Fellow of the Institute of Food Technologists, 1998

    NC A&T State University Presidential Citation, 1991

    Women in Flavor and Fragrance Commerce Annual Award, 1990

    New York IFT Distinguished Service Award, 1988

    Undergraduate Research Participant/National Science Foundation

    Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities

    Iota Sigma Pi

    Sigma Delta Epsilon

    Omicron Nu

    Alpha Kappa Mu

    Beta Kappa Chi

    Society of Sigma Xi