Eric is a Food Safety Director with The Acheson Group (TAG) and brings a combination of legal, regulatory and food industry experience to TAG. Eric earned a B.S. in Biology from Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah where he conducted research with Great Salt Lake Institute in environmental genetics. Eric later earned a Juris Doctor degree from Willamette University College of Law in Salem, Oregon.
Eric worked as a program analyst and food safety specialist with the Food Safety and Animal Health Program at the Oregon Department of Agriculture. Eric managed rule making proceedings, assisted with regulatory policy and implementation, and was a member of the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture FSMA Technical Working Group. While working in Oregon Eric spent a great deal of time dealing with both farm related and foodservice/retail food safety issues and thus brings special expertise in those areas to TAG.
Before joining TAG, Eric operated Eric Edmunds Law; the practice focused on providing comprehensive legal counsel for food businesses.
Eric is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), and a member of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Eric is certified in HACCP, and is a FSMA Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Human Food (FSPCA).
Eric lives in southern Idaho, and enjoys travel, soccer, cooking, skiing, snowboarding, and spending time in the outdoors.