Food Authenticity and Traceability Breakfast Meeting - Speaker Biographies

Wednesday, 24 October, 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00, Nottingham Trent University

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Richard Werran, FIFST, BSI, Director Food EMEA 

Richard’s food career spans almost 40 years and has worked in all aspects of international food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors. Richard pioneered the import, processing and distribution of Non-GMO soy lecithin from Brazil designing and building a unique soy lecithin processing plant in the UK. Richard also opened up bulk supplies of Indian Non-GMO soy derivatives to the European food and feed sectors. Richard founded Cert ID Europe a UKAS accredited certification body, FoodChain Europe and Cert ID Asia based in Mumbai; more recently he led Responsible Sourcing at NSF International prior to joining BSI as Director – Food for Europe Middle East and Africa in November 2016. Richard is an acknowledged expert on genetic modification and is a Fellow of the IFST and the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology.


Ellen BilletEllen Billett, Head of Food Authenticity, NTU  

Ellen Billett is Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at Nottingham Trent University and is Head of ‘Food Authenticity Research and Services’, based in the School of Science and Technology at the Clifton Campus.

Over the last 25 years her group has developed proteomic assays to identify adulteration in food, complementing and extending the assays available in the food industry. She has secured funding from various sources, including the Food Standards Agency, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a number of commercial companies. In November 2015 Ellen’s team contributed towards Nottingham Trent University being awarded a prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. In early 2016 her Food Authenticity Group was recognised as a “UK Centre of Expertise” for food authenticity testing.