5 in 1,000,000: How safe is our food?
Food processors face increasing public scrutiny, with B.S.E., foot & mouth and the horse meat scandal impacting on the image of the sector. This lecture investigates the food safety controls within the sector and the impact on company performance when incorporating global food safety standards into their operation.
Professor David Lloyd
David gained his degree from University
College Cardiff and begun his career in the
food industry in the laboratories of a major
bakery based in the capital, Cardiff. David
then worked in various parts of the UK for a
variety of major food companies as
In his current role as Director of the Food
Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan
University, David works closely with both
the private sector and Welsh Government
often advising on issues affecting the
sector and influencing Welsh Government’s
The Food Industry Centre focuses on linking
food academics with the food processing
sector to advise on a range of subjects
ranging from food safety, 3rd party
accreditation, bacterial contamination,
legislation, new product development,
nutrition and efficient food factory design.
The Food Industry Centre provides staff to
lecture at Hong Kong University on a
franchised MSc in Food Safety and Quality
and has links to university and food safety
institutes across the globe, e.g. IAFP,
University of Michigan. At the university key
areas for food safety research are in
product decontamination and food safety
culture change (looking at behavioural
practices relating to food safety).
During his tenure as Director of the Food
Industry Centre the unit has delivered over
150 knowledge transfer programmes using
food graduates in industry, resulting in an
increased turnover of £104,000,000 for
local companies, creating over 400 jobs
and launching over 250 new products to
the major UK retailers.
David has advised on the development of
the Welsh Government Food Strategy and
regularly attends trade missions with the
Welsh Government Food FDI team. David
was appointed Vice Chairman of the Wales
Food and Drink Industry Board in 2015.
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