Compliance Officer, FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA)
Matthew Noonan is a Compliance Officer with FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Human and Animal Food Division 2 East. He follows up on potentially violative establishment inspections and pursues voluntary correction or court action as appropriate. Matt also develops and presents agency training and industry presentations, and fields industry inquiries.
Previously, Matt served as a Field Investigator in program areas such as food, drugs, and bioresearch monitoring. He was a lead trainer of novice investigators across these areas. As a Food Specialist, Matt conducted complex high-risk inspections and served as a subject matter expert. He achieved ORA Level II Certification in Low Acid Canned Food and Acidified Food, as well as Seafood, and became a member of the ORA Certification Board for Seafood.
Currently, Matt is serving a detail as Consumer Safety Officer with FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Safety, Division of Plant Products and Beverages, Spices and Seasoning Mixes Team.
Matt is an instructor for Preventive Controls for Human Food (PCHF) Regulator courses for ORA and CFSAN. He is a Certified Lead Instructor in PCHF through the Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) and a Certified Seafood Trainer through the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO). Matt is also a Member-at-Large and Newsletter Co-Editor for AFDO’s Central Atlantic States Association, Philadelphia Conference.
Matt is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Temple University School of Pharmacy, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance Graduate Program. He teaches courses in Food Law, Food Labeling and Regulatory Affairs, Food Good Manufacturing Practices, and Drug Good Manufacturing Practices.
Matt earned his JD from The George Washington University Law School (Washington, DC) and graduated cum laude from St. Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA) with a BS in Chemistry and a Minor in Secondary Education.