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Helen Taylor – Welsh Food Advisory Committee member

Wales specific

Outlines the professional history and qualifications of our Welsh Food Advisory Committee members.

Helen is an experienced Technical Director working within food, drink and packaging supply chains serving over 30 years in the sector. Helen’s role at ZERO2FIVE, Cardiff Metropolitan University is to lead the technical team to actively work with companies (SMEs) across all product categories in the UK. She leads a team of technologists in all aspects of knowledge transfer, regulation, food safety, efficiency, manufacturing, waste reduction, new product development, nutrition, product reformulation and compliance. In her role Helen collaborates with industry bodies, cluster members and stakeholders across Wales, UK and beyond.

Prior to her current role in the academic sector Helen was an experienced Technical manager with major global food companies such as Cargill for over 15 years. Helen holds a BSc in Applied Biological Sciences, Diploma in Packaging Technology, is a Chartered Scientist, registered Food Safety Manager and Fellow of the IFST, STEM Ambassador, third party auditor for SALSA and BRCGS Food Safety.

Personal interests

Consultancies and/or direct employment

  • Technical Director of ZERO2FIVE, Food Industry Centre at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Fee-paid work

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Clubs and other organisations

  • International Association of Food Protection (IAFP, USA)
  • IAFP, Chair of the European Symposium Scientific Committee

  • Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) – Board Trustee

  • IFST – Chair of the Professional Development Committee

  • IFST representative on the Welsh Governments Cross Party Working group on STEM

  • SALSA - Safe and Local Supplier Approval (UK), Auditor and Mentor

  • SALSA - Safe and Local Supplier Approval (UK), Technical Advisory Committee

Other personal interests

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Non-personal interests


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Indirect support

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Land and property

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Other public appointments

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Other non-personal interests

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