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 Expert  721871

Expert in Food Science and Technology, With Emphasis on Meat and Dairy Products


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Surrey
United Kingdom
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Food safety has been a major consideration in Expert's career, and as part of this, he has had particular interest in C. botulinum. He carried out fundamental research on the mode of action of the preservative sodium nitrite on this organism in order to identify possible alternatives to nitrite. He was head of a C. botulinum laboratory for five years in the Microbiology Section of the Leatherhead Food Research Association. He published many of his findings and also attended the Gordon Conference (1984) to discuss this work.
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Clostridium botulinum

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food

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food safety

Expert has carried out a range of investigations in the area of food biotechnology, particularly in the use of enzymes to modify food components and to help in food processing. For example, he supervised work on the enzymic modification of starches to produce compounds that would form gels that mimic fats in order to make lower calorie meat products. He co-edited the book "Enzymes in Food Processing," which is now in its second edition.
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enzymal food processing

Most of professor Expert' career has been in the general field of food processing. This includes seven years in meat processing, particularly pig meat processing. As technical director of a multi-site organization, he was responsible for food safety (including HACCP), quality systems, product development, labelling, packaging and storage. More recently, he was head of the Food Technology Section of the Leatherhead Food Research Association, UK in which all aspects of food processing were considered including product design and development, engineering and measurement.
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food processing

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meat processing

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meat storage

He spent 9 months (2007-2008) as Interim Group Technical Director for Dairy Crest, a major UK dairy company. He is an auditor for the BRC Version 5 Food Safety & Quality Management System for Milk and Dairy Products.
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dairy product safety

He has 8 years experience as an auditor for the BRC Version 5 Food Safety & Quality Management System. He spent 7 years in the meat industry as Technical Manager & Technical Director and has held a number of interim technical roles which included quality assurance.
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food industry quality assurance

He has 8 years experience as an auditor for the BRC Version 5 Food Safety & Quality Management System. He spent 7 years in the meat industry as Technical Manager & Technical Director and has held a number of interim technical roles which included quality control.
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food industry quality control

He has 8 years experience as an auditor for the BRC Version 5 Food Safety & Quality Management System. He spent 7 years in the meat industry as Technical Manager & Technical Director and has held a number of interim technical roles which included quality management.
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food industry quality management


Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Often requested
with this expert:

Food Processing and Packaging
Food Technology, Product Development/ Optimization, Food...
Food Chemistry & Shelf Life
Food Product Design & Marketing

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
1979   Ph.D.   Microbial Physiology   University of Surrey, Guildford, UK  
1976   B.Sc.   Biochemistry   University of Surrey, Guildford, UK   First Class

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1999 to

 

(Undisclosed Consulting Company)

 


 

Director

 

Expert is a consultant giving advice and training to the food industry, both in the UK and abroad.

1997 to 1999

 

Leatherhead Food Research Association

 

Food Technology

 

Section Manager

 

He was responsible for the research carried out by a team of 12 scientists in the area of food processing and manufacture.

1990 to 1997

 

Harris Pork and Bacon Group

 


 

Technical Director

 

Expert was responsible for the technical aspects of this multi-site pig meat processor, including quality systems, laboratories, hygiene and HACCP. He was also responsible for the auditing of suppliers and liaison with customers that included the major UK retailers.

1979 to 1990

 

Leatherhead Food Research Association

 

Food Microbiology

 

Principal Research Scientist

 

He developed funding and carried out research in the Applied Microbiology Section. Topics included investigations of the action of food preservatives and modelling of growth of food pathogens. He was also the head of the laboratory dealing with Clostridium botulinum.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology, and a Member of the Society of Chemical Industry and the Biochemical Society.

Professional Appointments

He is also a Professional Associate of the Natural Resources Institute, University of Greenwich, UK. He was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Surrey, U.K from 2000 to 2002.

Awards/Recognition

Expert is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST). He was an Honorary Visiting Professor in Food Technology from 2002-2006 at the University of Salford in their Department of Leisure, Hospitality and Food Management, in Manchester, U.K.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has published over 20 scientific papers and co-edited the book Enzymes in Food Processing.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Poultry Meat Science  
 - International Meat Hygiene Conference  
 - EC Concerted Action Programme European Expert Colloquium  
 - Blackie  
 - Mechanisms of action of food preservation procedures  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert has experience in the pig meat industry, including setting up a group-wide system for auditing and reviewing suppliers, developing laboratory facilities, establishing new production processes (and NPD), and moving operations between factories.
  • He has been involved in auditing and advising on HAACP operations for retail butchers in the U.K., via the Meat and Livestock Commission.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Chlorophenol expert for consulting on Chlorophenol taint.
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Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2000 to 2001   Poland and Zambia   Expert provided advice and training to the fish and dairy industries including HACCP in Poland and Zambia on behalf of the Natural Resources Institute, UK.
2004 to 2006   Bosnia/Herzegovina   International short-term expert for the Single Economic Space II Project in Bosnia/Herzegovina (2004-2006) giving technical assistance in Food Safety Legislation and assistance in the establishment of a Food Safety Agency.
2006 to 2007   The Philippines   Key expert in food safety and SPS legislation for the project (Europeaid) on trade-related technical assistance for assessing and upgrading of food and feed legislation in the Philippines.
2007 to 2008   Bosnia/Herzegovina   International expert in food safety for the ITR project (Europeaid) in Bosnia/ Herzegovina giving technical assistance in the establishment and functioning of the Food Safety Agency by the transposition and implementation of EU legislation.
2008 to 2008   Mozambique   International expert in food inspection for the United Nations Industrial Development Organization enhancing the capacities of the Mozambican food safety and assurance system for trade.

Market Research:
Through his auditing activities, Prof Expert has a wide range of experience of a large number of food manufacturing sites in Europe and further afield.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Expert has taught meat product manufacture and technical management for the food industry. He has also been involved with HACCP training and auditing training including training for an MSc in Food Safety.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has been extensively involved in the auditing of meat, fish, dairy and other suppliers for conformance to hygiene and quality standards.

Other Skills and Services

Prof Expert has provided expert advice on European food safety legislation in order to facilitate export trade in a number of countries including the Philippines and Mozambique.


 

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