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Paul Brereton
(Fera Science Ltd., York, United Kingdom)
Paul Brereton is Head of Agri-food Research at Fera based in York, UK A senior scientist working at science-policy interface, he has over 30 years’ experience of applied research in the area of food safety and quality. As well as leading numerous national activities, Paul has co-ordinated two of the world’s largest research projects in the area of food authenticity and traceability: the €20M TRACE project (Tracing the origin of food) and currently FOODINTEGRITY a €12M EU sponsored research project that aims to address, at a European level, many of the gaps identified during the recent horsemeat incident. He has published over 70 peer reviewed papers on food safety and quality and recently edited the book “New analytical approaches for verifying the origin of food” (Woodhead/Elsevier). He and has close links with the food industry, UK Public sector, academia and the European Commission. In addition to his Fera role, he has also taken up a position at the Institute of Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI) a joint Institute between University of Newcastle and Fera that aims to deliver innovation in research across the agr-food chain


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