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How safe is our food?

5 in 1,000,000: How safe is our food?

​​​​​5 in 1,000,000: How safe is our food?
Professor David Lloyd - Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Wednesday 7th March 2018
5.45pm for 6pm start
Lecture theatre O1.01, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus


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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.​


P​rofessor 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 Technical Director.

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 Food Policy.

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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