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Three New Board Members For The Food Safety Authority Of Ireland

Three new boards members, Professor Francis Butler, Dr Cliodhna Foley-Nolan, and Gerry McCurdy, were all welcomed to the board by the CEO and the chairman of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI).

Both Francis Butler and Gerry McCurdy have been appointed with immediate effect while Cliodhna Foley-Nolan will take her seat in November.

New Faces

Butler is a professor at the University College Dublin, where he is the head of subject in biosystems engineering, and currently coordinates the UCD MSc in Food Safety and Risk Analysis. Prior to joining UCD, he had a career in production management in the Irish dairy industry.

Foley-Nolan is a consultant in public health medicine, and has worked as director of human health and nutrition at safe food and as a specialist in public health medicine at the health service executive.

McCurdy has over 40 years’ experience working in a regulatory environment dealing with food safety, public health and consumer protection, holding a number of senior positions in local and central government.

The FSAI added that he was instrumental in setting up of the Food Standards Agency in Northern Ireland.

Great Assets

Commenting on the appointments, chairman of the FSAI, Martin Higgins, said that the cumulative experience and knowledge of the new Board members “will be a great asset to our strategic planning and will assist us further to continue to deliver on our five-year strategy”.

“It is notable that the acumen of these individuals will be brought to our Board’s deliberations in this, the FSAI’s 20th anniversary,” he said.

“Their combined knowledge and skill set will add to our work to ensure that the FSAI continues to be an exemplary State agency seeking to protect consumer health in relation to food.”

© 2019 Checkout – your source for the latest Irish retail news. Article by Helen Galgey. Click sign-up to subscribe to Checkout.

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