Ingrid Mezo joined Food Chemical News as a freelancer in 2014, and joined as a staff member in August 2015. She primarily covers food policy and regulation for meat, poultry and catfish; food additives and the 'generally recognized as safe' (GRAS) process; and other food-related issues.
Ingrid previously covered the medical device industry over a five-year period, having started her journalism career working for a weekly community newspaper.
Separately, Ingrid worked as a veterinary technician for 20 years, primarily in emergency and critical care for dogs and cats.
She is a 2005 graduate of American University, with a dual major in literature and in communications, with a print journalism focus. Prior to that, she studied zoology at the University of Maryland.