Maria Masoura


  • PhD: Food Microbiology/Biotechnology
  • HACCP: ISO 22000
  • Food Safety Expert Witness

Latest publications

  • The effect of milking frequency, breed, and stage of lactation on the milk fat globule size and fatty acid composition in sheep’s milk. - Foods. 2023
  • Use of transposon directed insertion-site sequencing to probe the antibacterial mechanism of a model honey on E. coli K-12 - Frontiers in Microbiology. 2022
  • Mechanism of antimicrobial activity of honeybee (Apis mellifera) venom on Gram-negative bacteria: Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas spp. - AMB Express. 2021
  • Synergistic antifungal activity and substitution of sorbate with cyclodextrin‐based aqueous extracts of propolis bioactives - Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. 2021
  • Use of a model to understand the synergies underlying the antibacterial mechanism of H2O2-producing honeys - Scientific reports. 2020
  • The antimicrobial mechanism of Greek thyme honeys against methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates: a case study of comparison with Manuka honey - International Journal of Food Science & Technology.


Maria joined us in 2022 as a Food and Drink Risk Consultant (Regulatory Science), and specialises in risk assessment, as well as regulatory compliance.

Before this, Maria worked as Scientific Officer (Regulatory Science) at EFSA (Pesticides Peer Review Unit), Researcher/ Investigator (Post-Doc Fellow) at Procter and Gamble, a Research Fellow at UTC (France) and KRIBB (Korea), and a Consultant (Food Analysis) at Interlab.

Maria is a certified Food Safety Expert Witness, including expert witness report writing.

Areas of interest

  • Food safety and regulatory compliance
  • Food contamination/food poisoning / foodborne illness
  • Food manufacturing and food processing
  • Risk assessment (chemical, biological, physical contaminants)
  • Supply chain resilience
  • Novel foods
  • Food additives

Specific areas of expertise

  • Risk assessment (biological, chemical, physical hazards)
  • Product development and regulatory compliance
  • Authorisation process
  • Supply chain
  • Oenology
  • Intellectual property

Other activities within industry

  • Food Safety Expert Witness

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