Vacuum and modified atmosphere packaging course for local authority enforcement officers - Speakers

John BassettJohn Bassett, BVSc, Dip.Bus.Admin, MRCVS, FIFST 

John Bassett has nearly 20 years’ experience of risk assessment and risk management, in both industry and government roles, and is a skilled communicator on risk and food safety. A veterinarian by training, he brings a “farm to fork” perspective on food safety challenges.

He currently runs his own consultancy, John Bassett Consulting Ltd, which works with clients in the commercial food industry as well as governments and inter-governmental agencies.

John is particularly passionate about using risk assessment approaches to drive business cost savings and create competitive advantage, through a better understanding of product and process risks, and optimal risk management.

He is a past member of UK governmental advisory committees, the Advisory Committee for the Microbiological Safety of Food (ACMSF), and the Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee (SEAC); a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons; and a fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST).

When not enthusing about risk and food safety, he might be found practising what he preaches in the kitchen cooking for his wife and two veg, hugging his beloved espresso machine, or chasing down risks on his road bike or up some mountain.

Sandra Moore Sandra Moore 

Sandra Moore has over 25 years 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.

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