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Cathal McDonnell - Member of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee

Northern Ireland specific

Outlines the professional history and qualifications of the members of the Northern Ireland Food Advisory Committee.

Last updated: 26 May 2021
Last updated: 26 May 2021

Cathal has been immersed in the Northern Ireland food industry for the past 20 years. He started out working on the family Quality Assured Beef Farm and has worked as a Meat Technologist at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise. He works as a member of the Senior Leadership and Strategic Team for one of Ireland's largest Food-to-Go manufacturers and exporters. 

He is a fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology and specialises in food safety, quality management systems, process automation and sustainable food production. 

Cathal sits on the British Sandwich Association Management Committee and Listeria Advisory Committee which help set Industry Standards for product safety, quality, packaging and advises the NHS in patient feeding in hospitals. 

Personal Interests

Consultancies and/or direct employment

  • Delilites Ireland Ltd – Operations and Technical Director
  • British Sandwich Association – management committee member

Fee Paid Work




Clubs and other organisations

  • Belleeks GFC

Other Personal Interests

  • Forest Walks and 5km runs

Non-personal Interests


  • Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology

Indirect Support




Land and Property


Other public appointments


Other non-personal interests

  • Cathal assists on his family beef farm where his father is the named farmer.