My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre
Director of ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre (FIC) at Cardiff Metropolitan University
I work closely with both the private sector and Welsh Government often advising on issues affecting the sector and influencing Welsh Government’s Food Policy.
The FIC focuses on linking food academics with the food processing sector to advise on a range of food related subjects ranging from food safety, 3rd party accreditation, bacterial contamination, legislation, new product development, nutrition and efficient food factory design.
The FIC provides staff to lecture at Hong Kong University on a franchised MSc in Food Safety and Quality and has links to universities and food safety institutes across the globe, e.g. University of Cairo, 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 my tenure as Director of the Food Industry Centre, the unit has delivered over 100 knowledge transfer programmes using food graduates in industry, resulting in an increased turnover of £103,000,000 for local companies, creating over 500 jobs and launching over 850 new products to the major UK retailers.