Gareth Roberts is an enthusiastic Environmental Health professional with a degree in Environmental Health who specialises in food safety HACCP systems and practical enforcement of UK and European food safety law. He is particularly adept at coaching food business to make use of systems in order to achieve better food safety standards as reflected in the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme administered by the Food Standards Agency. Gareth is also very familiar with food safety enforcement mechanisms all the way from informal advice up to and including formal closure of food businesses if necessary.
He is also quite familiar with traceability requirements and how to get food businesses to appreciate the importance of sourcing their food safely. Gareth is a contractor who provides his services to public sector and private sector clients and usually engages in food safety (and sometimes health & safety) projects which involve inspecting and if possible improving the food businesses he has been tasked with.
He has been responsible for carrying out or participating in approximately 15 major food safety projects and has assisted thousands of food businesses to improve their food safety standards in the last few years. He has also provided food safety consultancy services and has recently assisted a microdairy to obtain approval under Food Standard Agency rules – here he was on the opposite side of the fence, developing a HACCP plan and pre-requisite procedures, liaising with enforcement authorities on the client’s behalf and also formulating and refining recall and traceability procedures for them.