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Dr Roy Betts

Last updated: 24 August 2020

Dr Roy Betts was appointed to the ACMSF in 2011. He is currently Head of Food Microbiology, Campden BRI, formerly Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association managing a 35 strong food microbiology team involved in research and testing work. His team carry out a wide range of food microbiology projects (funded through a variety of sources including Campden research funds, food company contracts, UK Government funds (FSA, Defra) and EU contracts. Dr Betts is the overall manager of all Campden BRI microbiology testing facilities (UKAS accredited).

Dr Betts is routinely involved in food industry crisis management situations undertaking on site risk evaluations, providing advice and solutions to industry problems.

Dr Betts has been involved in many committees over past years. These include the Association of Analytical Communities (AOAC) Research Institute, British Standards Institution (AW9 Food Microbiology), Food and Drinks Federation Food Hygiene Sub-Committee, International Life Sciences Institute Committees on low moisture foods and Risk Analysis, MicroVal (European Microbiological test method validation).