The Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT) has recognised CFA’s Director Kaarin Goodburn MBE with its prestigious Dorothy Cullinane Award.
The annual award is presented exclusively by the SOFHT Council to a ‘company or person that has made an outstanding contribution to the food industry, with particular emphasis on food safety and/or food hygiene and/or food technology’.
It was created in memory of Dorothy Cullinane, expert in food labelling and allergy. Previous recipients include founder of the Anaphylaxis Campaign David Reading.
Kaarin received the award for her work on biocide regulation. Since 2014 she has led on biocides issues for UK industry, bringing together some 20 UK trade and professional organisations on the Food & Biocides Industry Group (FBIG). Under her leadership the group has spearheaded the development of guidance on biocide use in cleaning and disinfection. This, coupled with co-ordinating lobbying at UK and EU level, helped secure recognition by the European Commission that food hygiene and safety must be assured in the regulation of biocides.
In October this year Kaarin was appointed to the Global Food Safety Initiative’s Chemicals in Food Safety Technical Working Group to represent both CFA, FBIG and European Chilled Food Federation. She is the only UK representative to be sitting alongside global brands including Arla Foods, Coca Cola, Danone, Fonterra, Mondelez and Nestle, and chairs the TWG’s Microbial Resistance subgroup.
23 November 2017