FDBusiness.com

NSF International Strengthens Global Food Division’s European Team With Industry Experts

 Breaking News
  • British Brewers Decrease Their CO2 Emissions by 42% Total CO2 emissions from the UK’s brewing industry have fallen by 42% in the last decade (2008 to 2018) – a reduction of 202,952 tonnes – according to new research conducted by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). The research also found that the energy used to brew a pint of beer in the [...]...
  • Small Irish Snack Manufacturer Secures Major Contract With Tesco Pinkfinch, a County Down-based fruit snacks supplier, has secured a major contract with Tesco Ireland, which will see an estimated 100,000 bags sold annually. From launching his business in his parent’s spare bedroom five years ago,  Pinkfinch founder Michael Heaslip (pictured) has grown his innovative product line across Ireland, the UK, Europe, and the Middle East,  with [...]...
  • UK Supermarkets are Struggling to Grow The latest grocery market share figures, published by Kantar, show year-on-year supermarket sales were flat during the 12 weeks to 11 August 2019 as the tough comparisons with 2018’s strong summer continue. The memory of last year still looms large for retailers and this summer’s comparatively poor weather, combined with low levels of like-for-like price [...]...
  • Tickets Still Available For 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards Some tickets are still available for the 2019 Irish Food & Drink Business Awards presentation ceremony and gala dinner to be held at the Citywest Hotel in Dublin on the evening of Thursday, 5 September 2019. The winners of the 2019 Awards will be named at the event. The prestigious awards programme, which was first introduced [...]...
  • Nestlé UK Launches New On-trend Flavours Nestlé has introduced two new on-trend flavours to its much-loved Munchies brand in the UK and Ireland. Available in 101g sharing bags, new Munchies Chocolate Fudge Brownie and Munchies Cookie Dough are the first new Munchies products since 1996. The new flavours were created at Nestlé’s confectionery sites in York and Fawdon, Newcastle. Munchies Brand Manager [...]...

NSF International Strengthens Global Food Division’s European Team With Industry Experts

February 09
09:56 2015

Global public health organisation NSF International has appointed Kevin Swoffer as Technical Director of its Global Food Safety Division.

Additionally, NSF promoted Stephen Cox to Global Managing Director, NSF Agriculture and Grace O’Dwyer to Director of Operations for NSF’s Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
With nearly 40 years of experience in the food retail and manufacturing sectors, Swoffer has held a number of senior executive positions, including Head of Technical Services at British Retail Consortium, where he was instrumental in developing the BRC series of standards and the Safe and Local Supplier Approval scheme (SALSA). He has also worked at Nestlé UK and Safeway UK in several technical roles, and most recently served as a consultant to a number of global organisations.
  “Kevin, Stephen and Grace have a great deal of technical experience in the industry,” said David Richardson, Vice President of NSF International’s Global Food Division’s EMEA region. “I have no doubt our clients will benefit from the changes we have made to our senior management team, adding a unique level of expertise and experience to the services NSF International provides.”
“I have worked with NSF International over many years and welcomed their professional input into standards development and certification services. NSF International has also developed a number of unique solutions to food safety issues. I have long respected their leadership and approach within a very demanding industry,” said Swoffer. “I’m confident we will continue to bring innovative technical services to clients and further enhance our consulting proposition.”
In his role, working as a member of the NSF Technical Services and Consulting Leadership Group, Swoffer will be responsible for developing, implementing and continuously improving services consistent with corporate strategy and meeting the needs of NSF clients. He will provide technical support, advice and guidance to members of NSF teams in the EMEA region.
Swoffer has been involved with the development of food safety standards since 1993. He has authored a number of industry publications including editing the UK Industry Guide to Good Hygiene Practice: Retail Guide, 2nd Edition and writing BRC Product Recall Guidelines. He was appointed as an expert on food quality and safety private standards for UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization) in 2009 and as the Chairman of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) Technical Committee in December 2007.  He was one of the founding members of the GFSI in 1999 and has been actively involved with GFSI development in recent years.
Swoffer holds a degree in food science and is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Stephen Cox, formerly NSF Agriculture International Development Director, moves to Global Managing Director, NSF Agriculture. In this new role he is developing new services for traditional and emerging agricultural markets in addition to further developing the business’ role.
In his earlier role as Business Development & Quality Director for NSF Certification, Cox and his team managed many of the technical and integrity issues for a variety of pre- and post-farm gate assurance standards in addition to liaising with the global network with specific responsibilities for the U.S., Spain, Italy and South Africa.
Grace O’Dwyer has been promoted to the role of Director of Operations EMEA from her previous position as Director of Operations for NSF Agriculture.  In her new role, O’Dwyer will focus on developing the European infrastructure of offices, technical expertise and administration support across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. This includes putting in place innovative IT platforms and systems and strengthening operating processes and systems to provide best-in-class customer service support.
With a background of technical services provision and business development in the agri-industry, O’Dwyer has significant experience developing customer-led solutions and operating practices in international supply networks.nsf

About Author

colin

colin

Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 11, 2019Packaging Innovations & Luxury Packaging London 2019
  • October 1, 2019PPMA Total Show
  • October 17, 2019Future Food-Tech
  • November 18, 2019Plastics Caps and Closures Conference 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements