Beth Rowlands

Beth Rowlands

Beth Rowlands
Food Technologist
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My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

My role as ZERO2FIVEFood Industry Centre Technologist involves supporting Welsh food and drink manufacturers by providing the following:

•    Completing documented internal audits against the requirements of various food safety Standards
•    Providing advice, mentoring, training and dissemination of best practice guidance to clients
•    Completing chemical and nutritional analysis of products
•    Advising on shelf-life determination
•    Reviewing product labels to ensure compliance with relevant legislation
•    Developing and organising mentoring sessions
•    Assisting companies with audit preparation
•    Completing temperature validation and thermal profile exercises using ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre equipment
•    Participation in sensory evaluation within the centre by taking part in consumer and select panels along with Quality Attribute Sheet (QAS) development.

I have also contributed to research activity undertaken within the centre (Understanding Barriers to Accreditation in the Food & Drink Sector in Wales and Food for the Future).

I have represented the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre at events and conferences including UKAFP, EUAFP, Food for the Future, Food Matters Live and Speciality Fine Food Fair.

Previous Experience

2009 – 2013 KITE Affiliate at Peter Broughton Ltd, Sim's Foods Ltd and The Welsh Soup Company Ltd.

During my time as a KITE Affiliate, I developed, implemented and maintained quality management systems and food safety plans within three food manufacturers. I represented the companies during 3rd party certification audits, customer audits, environmental health routine inspections and trading standards visits. I successfully completed 3rd party certification audits against the BRC Global Standard for Food Safety, Safe and Local Supplier Approval (SALSA) and the BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

Master of Public Health (MPH)

BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Food Science

Level 3 Award in HACCP for Food Manufacturing

BRC Internal Auditor

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety Issue 7: Conversion 6 -7 for Auditors