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  Debra Smith | Speaker of the Anuga FoodTec 2024


Debra Smith
Vikan A/S
Global Hygiene Specialist

About Debra Smith

Deb has 40 years of food safety/research experience. Prior to joining Vikan she worked as a microbiologist at a large poultry processing site; with the UK government as a Scientific Officer in the Food Safety Division; and as the Food Hygiene Research Manager at Campden BRI. Deb holds qualifications in Applied Microbiology (HNC), Nutrition and Food Science (BSc (Hons)), Advanced Food Hygiene, and HACCP. She also holds the FSSC 22000 Lead Auditor qualification, and is a Fellow of IFST. Deb regularly presents her research at National and International food safety events and webinars, and has authored numerous peer reviewed papers, book chapters, and industry guidelines related to food safety. In 2023 she was the recipient of the IAFP Sanitarian award. Deb actively supports numerous food safety organisations incl., IAFP, EHEDG, IFST, Campden BRI. As Global Hygiene Specialist at Vikan Deb provides food safety and hygiene advice, training, and support to both customers and colleagues.