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BWG Foods’ Elaine Clohosey Appointed To Safefood Advisory Board

By Sarah O'Sullivan
BWG Foods’ Elaine Clohosey Appointed To Safefood Advisory Board

The technical manager of BWG Foods, Elaine Clohosey, has been appointed to Safefood’s advisory board by the North South Ministerial Council.

Clohosey will serve as part of a 12-member group providing strategic advice to the chief executive and senior management team at Safefood.

BWG Foods

Having worked as the technical manager for BWG Foods since 2004, Clohosey advises on food safety matters to more than 1,000 retailers across the company’s network of Spar, Eurospar, Mace and Londis stores.

She helped devise and develop BWG’s new audit-and-standards programme for community stores and supermarkets.

The programme was designed to ensure that stores meet their legal requirements and serves as a key component of maintaining the high standards associated with the brands.


Clohosey also serves as a member of the expert group on small food businesses in the catering, foodservice, and food-manufacturing sectors.

As part of that role, she has partaken in the review of several NSAI standards for retail and wholesaling, as well as manufacturing programmes.

Clohosey is an active and passionate member of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland’s Retail Forum.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining BWG Foods, Clohosey worked across the fresh-food and retail industries.

Her passion for high standards of safety began at a young age, while helping out on her family’s dairy farm.


An honours graduate of UCC, Clohosey’s qualifications include a diploma in dairy science, a bachelor’s degree in food business, and a master’s degree in food retailing.

She has added to her qualifications in recent years by earning another master’s degree – this time in food safety management, from DIT (now Technological University Dublin).

With extensive experience in the areas of supplier control, retail and foodservice, Clohosey is well positioned for her role on the board.

Speaking about the appointment, she said, “I am very proud to be appointed to the Safefood advisory board and to join a team who have a passion about promoting food safety and providing nutritional advice across the island of Ireland.

“Through my active and enthusiastic contributions, I hope to support Safefood’s work positively and constructively during my time on the board.”

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