Microbiological Criteria for Food with an emphasis on Listeria monocytogenes - Speakers

Kaarin GoodburnKaarin Goodburn MBE
CSci FIFST MSc BSc (Hons)

Kaarin Goodburn is a Chartered Scientist specialising in chilled food science, technology and regulatory affairs. She provides consultancy services to government, industry and researchers, and is Director of the Chilled Food Association, which represents manufacturers supplying the UK’s £12bn chilled prepared food market.

Kaarin is a member of numerous boards and committees including at FAO/WHO. She has overseen the development of numerous guidelines and standards with regulators, manufacturers, the trade and researchers, including on implementation of the Microbiological Criteria for Foodstuffs Regulation 2073/2005.

She was awarded an MBE for services to the food industry in the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours List.

Sandra Moore June 2016Sandra Moore 

Sandra Moore has over 25 years of experience in Environmental Health in both Local Government and the Private Sector roles, specialising in all aspects of Food Safety, as well as Health and Safety.

One of her major achievements since being in the private sector, was project managing the Food Standards Olympic Food Safety Coaching Programme for businesses with a food hygiene rating of 0-2 whilst working at NSF.

She has also spent a number of years training student EHPs’ as well qualified EHPs in various subject matters.

Sandra currently works for Hygenisys, a leading Consultancy as Technical Director providing advice on Environmental Health issues and assisting food businesses, in implementing sound and practical Management Systems, to give them a competitive advantage, through a better understanding of how they can use this knowledge, to not only remain economically sound but also to ensure the protection of their employees and public health.

Sandra is passionate about ensuring that EHPs’ are competent in their chosen disciplines in Environmental health. She sits on the Advisory Board of The Institute of Food Safety Integrity and Protection and is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Outside of Environmental Health, Sandra spends time creating textile designs for printing on clothing and fabrics.

Robert_Martin_June_2016Robert Martin 

Bob joined the Food Standards Agency in 2000, initially in the FSA Research Coordination Unit, and between 2004 and 2014 worked on the development and delivery the FSA’s Foodborne Disease Strategy, which had the objective of reducing the burden (incidence and severity) of foodborne illness in the UK.

From 2010, this strategy focussed on the 3 pathogens that caused the largest burden each year, Campylobacter, Listeria and norovirus, as well as maintaining awareness of illnesses resulting from Salmonella. This work included working with relevant stakeholders to reduce initial contamination, effective control measures and communication of simple and effective steps by which these can be achieved. He also worked alongside the team that handled microbiological incidents, including incidents involving the application and interpretation of the Microcriteria Regulation.

Before joining the FSA, Bob worked extensively in food analysis and examination both in the UK and overseas for the Ministry of Defence.

(Jan 2016)

Richard_ Hooton_June_2016Richard Hooton 

Richard is a Chartered EHP & Registered Occupational Safety & Health Consultant who has run his own consultancy business in the South West for the past 10 years. He primarily provides food safety and occupational safety & health advice to the hospitality industry and food manufacturers. Prior to his current work, he worked for 30 years as an EHP and Manager in a number of local authorities across the UK.

For nine years, up until 2015, Richard lectured on an environmental health foundation degree, and he retains his interest in the training of EHP’s as the CIEH’s external examiner. He is also a PPP assessor.

Richard likes to be regarded as a pragmatist who can see his way through any situation, or legislation, to provide a solution. For any persons with knowledge of Myers Briggs, he is an ISTJ.

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