Bob Kramer, former Supervisor of Food Safety for Columbus Public Health Department, is now the Director of Food Services and Food Safety for the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) and the Vice President of Savour Food Safety International, Inc.
Upon retirement, Kramer had over 32 years of dedicated service to the City of Columbus, serving as Supervisor of the Food Safety program for 12 years. As Director of Food Services and Food Safety at ECDI for the past 4 years, he leads programming related to the incubation of food-based businesses. This includes the development of food safety training curriculum, HACCP plans as well as a licensed food cart/food truck commissary and commercial kitchen in conjunction with ECDI’s Growing Entrepreneurs Initiative.
Bob Kramer actively participates in several committees and councils, Old Worthington Business Association, Old Worthington Farmer’s Market Committee, Central Ohio Food Truck Association and the Political Action Committee for the Ohio Restaurant Association assisting local Food Entrepreneurs in Ohio. Through his participation, he brought together local food restaurateurs and local food truck/cart operators to collectively change city ordinance allowing food truck/cart owners to operate for business on selected areas of city property.
Kramer is also an active member of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), Ohio Association for Food Protection (OAFP), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and the Conference for Food Protection (CFP). He is a Registered Sanitarian in the state of Ohio and holds his Registered Environmental Health Specialist certification through the National Environmental Health Association. He has also continued his education through completing courses for; Preventive Controls Qualified Individual – Human Food (PCQI), HACCP Manager, and ServSafe® Food Protection Manager