Linda Everis

Linda Everis

Section Lead - Microbiology Safety and Spoilage

+44(0)1386 842063



  • BSc: Biology

Latest publications

  • Evaluation of Listeria challenge testing protocols: a practical study using cooked sliced ham - Food Control 29. 2013
  • Review of alternatives to nitrates and nitrites in organic meat products - DEFRA. 2010
  • Review on the microbiological hazards associated with biltong and similar dried meat products - FSA. 2010
  • Cleaning methods for fresh produce - Horticulture Week. 2008
  • Hurdles techniques - Food Biodeterioration and Preservation. 2007
  • Alternatives to hypochlorite washing systems for the decontamination of fresh fruits and vegetables. 2005
  • Use of survival analysis and classification and regression trees for modelling growth/no growth boundary of spoilage yeasts as affected by alcohol, pH, sucrose, sorbate and temperature - International Journal of Food Microbiology. 2004
  • pH stress can cause cell elongation in Bacillus and Clostridium species: a research note - Food Control. 2001
  • Injured bacteria in foods - Nutrition and Food Science. 2001
  • Shelf life determination and challenge testing. 2000


Linda has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise from her time in Microbiological Analytical Services and Microbiology Safety and Spoilage. She joined Campden BRI in 1995 as a Senior Technician in the Microbiological Analytical Services group having graduated from the University of Wales Aberystwyth with a BSc in Biology.

Alongside the expert support that Linda provides to our members and clients, Linda conducts project work and research, and has been author and co-author of articles and papers for a variety of microbiological publications and Campden BRI reports.

Linda also lectures on shelf-life, challenge testing and predictive microbiology for our many training courses and seminars.

Areas of interest

Linda’s food and drink industry interests are:

  • Microbiology
  • Shelf-life
  • Challenge testing
  • Predictive microbiology
  • Foods safety
  • Microbiological quality

Specific areas of expertise

  • Shelf-life
  • Challenge testing
  • Predictive microbiology

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