Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey

Kate Bailey
Food Technologist
Email: KBailey@cardiffmet.ac.uk
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My role at the ZERO2FIVE Food Industry Centre

I joined Zero2Five Food Industry Centre in February 2018 as a Food Technologist and my role focuses on the following areas:

  • Mentoring and technical knowledge transfer to Welsh food companies (all product categories) in the specialist areas of technical compliance, HACCP, and food safety audit preparation.
  • SALSA audit action reviews.
  • Completing internal audits against the requirements of various food industry standards.
  • Assisting companies with audit preparation and mentoring in the requirements of the various food industry standards.
  • Reviewing product labelling to ensure compliance with relevant legislation.
  • Completion of nutrition analysis for products using Nutricalc® software, to provide nutrition information.
  • Transferring knowledge in HACCP to enable clients to write, implement and maintain their HACCP.

Previous Experience

I have 15 years’ experience in food manufacturing in various product categories.

Warburtons, Newport and Avonmouth Bakeries 2007 – 2018, Hygiene/Food Safety/Quality and Technical Manager Roles.

I have spent the majority of my career (11 years) at Warburtons, producing a range of bread products, in various roles.  I started with the company as a hygiene team leader and then progressed as opportunities arose.  I managed raw material stores, food safety, hygiene and quality and spent a period as a technical manager at one of their UK manufacturing sites.  My roles have involved managing people, customer complaints, audit management, corrective action and root cause analysis, HACCP team leader, hygiene planning, CIP specialist for the site, internal auditing, CCP verification and validation, quality testing, product improvements and onsite training in HACCP, Food Safety Level 2 and Internal Auditing.

Serious Food Company, Llantrisant 2006 QA Technician

At the Serious Food Company I was employed as a QA technician in their unit that produced Innocent smoothies.  I carried out microbiological, chemical and organoleptic testing of the products along with verification of CCP’s.  I also carried out testing of the CIP system and cleanliness of the line.  It was here I became interested in food safety and hygiene.

Smith & Nephew Medical, Newport 2001 – 2005 Laboratory Technician

I was involved with a 4 year medical research project as a laboratory technician carrying out microbiological and chemical testing of samples.

Speciality Sauce Company, Blaina 1998 – 2001 Laboratory Technician

I started as a laboratory technician in a sauce manufacturing company, which manufactured a range of sauces including fermented soy sauce, oriental sauces, ketchup, chilli sauce and salad dressings.  I carried out microbiological and chemical testing of the products.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • BSc Biotechnology (Hons) 2:1
  • RSPH Level 4 HACCP management for Food Manufacturing
  • CIEH Advanced certificate in Food Safety 
  • FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor training
  • RSSL Practical Auditing Skills Training Course 
  • RSPH level 2 certificate in pest control
  • CIEH Professional Training Certificate
  • Pearson EDI Level 2 Diploma for Proficiency in Baking Industry Skills (QCF)
  • Level 3 TAQA Award (assess occupational competence in the work environment, understanding the principles and practices of assessment).
  • Campden BRI Setting Shelf-life: How to do it better
  • IFST member