Debra Smith

Zur Person

Deb has over 35 years of food safety and research experience.
Before joining Vikan she worked as a microbiologist in a poultry processing plant; in the Food Safety Division of DEFRA; and as Food Hygiene Research Manager at Campden BRI.

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

Deb has authored and co-authored numerous food safety and hygiene publications, and regularly presents her work at National and International food safety events.

Deb is current Chair of the CampdenBRI Microbiology MIG; has worked with GFSI to develop benchmark requirements for food industry suppliers; and is an active Committee Member of the UK & IE regional section of EHEDG, SoFHT, and IFST. At Vikan Deb provides food safety and hygiene advice, training and support, both internally and to the food industry.