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Dr Chris Griffith
Dr Chris GriffithEmeritus Professorship: Cardiff Metropolitan University – Keynote

Professor Griffith after being brought up in a hotel has been involved in food safety research and training for over 40 years. He has been awarded numerous international awards including the 2006 IAFP International Food Safety Leadership award and has been a visiting research fellow and invited speaker in Europe, Africa, South America, the USA and the Far East. He edited the British Food Journal for 15 years ending in June 2018 and has authored / co-authored more than 430 books, book chapters, scientific papers and conference proceedings relating to food safety. He has worked extensively with the media and has acted as a food safety expert witness. He is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales where, he headed a food research and consultancy unit for 12 years.  He now works as an independent consultant for different companies on various aspects of microbiological control. These include; pathogen reduction and risk assessment for a range of organisms, cleaning, food safety management systems, food handler behaviour and its links to training and food safety culture. In 2010 he was author / co author of the first three peer reviewed papers on food safety culture followed in 2014 by authoring a book on the same subject. Professor Griffith has a BSc and PhD in Microbiology and a postgraduate diploma in education and is an ISO and a BRC trained auditor.

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