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Benjamin L. Jones

Benjamin L. Jones

Associate Director

Office of the Texas State Chemist
blj@otsc.tamu.edu
(979) 845 1121



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Ben Jones serves as the Associate Director of Compliance for the Office of the Texas State Chemist. He works with industry to ensure compliance with the Texas Commercial Feed and Fertilizer Control Acts and Rules through resolution of chemical violations, adverse inspectional observations, and stop-sale orders and notices. In addition, Ben represents the Office of the Texas State Chemist on the Texas Rapid Response Team and the Texas Food Safety Taskforce. Ben completed a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, with emphasis in agronomy and horticulture, from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX and a Graduate Program in Regulatory Science in Food Systems from Texas A & M University in College Station, TX.

Ben is an active member of the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials (AAPFCO) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). Ben served as President for both the AAPFCO (2013-2014) and the AAFCO (2003 – 2004) and received the AAFCO Distinguished Service Award in 2006.