Webinar Update


By Brett Dooley January 14, 2022

Due to a last-minute change, I’m excited to be leading the Ontario Food Protection Association’s first monthly call/webinar. This month we start the year by connecting with our members doing a meet and greet and having a short day presentation by Debra Smith: Deb has over 35 years of food safety/research training and experience. Prior to joining Vikan, she worked for 3 years as a microbiologist at a large poultry production site; 16 years with DEFRA as a Scientific Officer in the Food Safety Division; and for 9 years as Food Hygiene Research Manager at Campden BRI managing research projects and providing training and support to the food industry regarding food hygiene.

Deb holds qualifications in Applied Microbiology (HNC), Nutrition & Food Science (BSc (Hons)), Advanced Food Hygiene and HACCP. She is also a qualified FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor.

Deb regularly presents her research at National and International food safety events and has authored/co-authored of numerous food safety/hygiene publications, including peer-reviewed papers, book chapters, and several food industry hygiene guidelines.

Deb is an active Committee Member of the UK regional section of the European Hygienic Engineering Design Group and a Fellow of the Institute of Food Safety and Technology.  She is also current Chair of the Microbiology Member Interest Group at Campden BRI and has recently completed work on new GFSI Benchmark requirements as part of the Service Provision Technical Working Group.

At Vikan Deb provides internal food safety and hygiene advice, training, and support. She is also available to conduct food industry hygiene/food safety site visits and workshops and support the food industry through the provision of bespoke hygiene training and advice.

This month’s call will be open to members only. If you aren’t a member please join today


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