Roy Betts appointed to ACMSF


From August 2011 newsletter


Roy Betts

Dr Roy Betts, Head of the Department of Microbiology at Campden BRI, was one of four people recently appointed to the Advisory Committee on the Microbiological Safety of Food by Lord Jeff Rooker, Chair of the Food Standards Agency.

Set up in 1990, this non-statutory committee provides expert advice to Government on questions relating to microbiological issues and food. The Committee provides advice in response to requests from the Food Standards Agency and also on matters that Committee members themselves identify as important. It consists of independent experts drawn from a wide range of interests.

With nearly 30 years experience, Roy is recognised internationally as an expert in food microbiology and related issues. He was instrumental in the development of the research area of rapid methods, therefore giving Campden BRI an international reputation as a scientific centre of excellence within the microbiological field. His appointment complements his roles on other l high profile microbiological methods committees.