Food Safety & Public Health Experts

Our Food Safety and Public Health Experts provide expertise to eliminate foodborne illness and ensure safe food to protect people and businesses from the risks of pathogens.
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Ecolab Ltd
PO Box 11,
Winnington Avenue
Northwich Cheshire, CW8 4DX

UK: 02920 852 000 | ROI: 1800 210 207

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John Barcay, PhD

Dr. John Barcay leads pesticide evaluation and development projects for Pest Elimination, specializing in developing thorough and effective integrated pest management programs with minimal use of pesticides.

Elaine Black, PhD

Dr. Elaine Black is a Lead Microbiologist for Global Analytical and Microbiological Services at Ecolab.  She manages the Microbiology Technical Services team, providing microbiological support and expertise to customers in the Food and Beverage, Food Service, Hospitality and Healthcare industries.

Tom Ford, MSPH, CPFS

Tom Ford hosts a food safety symposium, bringing together food safety leaders of the industry to develop solutions to food safety issues specific to this industry.

John Hanlin, PhD

Dr. John Hanlin supports strategic public health initiatives for Ecolab’s Healthcare, Water and Process Services and other divisions. His subject matter expertise in public health and food safety provides the foundation for an enterprise-wide view of infection prevention and contamination control issues.

Stefan Kuepper, PhD
Dr. Stefan Kuepper is vice president, Food Safety – Europe for Ecolab. Based in Monheim, Germany, Dr. Kuepper works to enhance Ecolab’s reputation as a global food safety services provider by partnering with industry and customers on food safety initiatives, building networks for food safety advocacy, supporting Ecolab food safety activities and coordinating and publicizing food safety information.
Oriana Leishman, MPH, PhD

Dr. Oriana Leishman is a lead microbiologist for the Ecolab Food & Beverage Division. She is responsible for developing new products and programs for advancing food safety initiatives in our customers across the Food & Beverage business.

Tatiana Lorca, PhD

Dr. Tatiana Lorca provides audit, training, consulting services and scientific support across the food supply chain supporting Ecolab customers and the food industry at large.

Youkai Lu, PhD

Dr. Youkai Lu is Food Safety Associate Director for the Food & Beverage Division of Ecolab China. He leads a food safety team to conduct food safety risk assessment, training and consultation for the Chinese food and beverage industries.

Ruth Petran, PhD

Dr. Ruth Petran provides technical expertise and consultation to internal and external customers on food safety and public health issues by identifying emerging food safety trends and new control strategies.

Anna Starobin, CPFS, MD
Dr. Anna Starobin is responsible for food safety, environmental testing, equipment evaluation, outbreak prevention and recovery, regulatory, product development and research for Ecolab quick service and food retail customers in the U.S. and internationally.
Zhinong Yan, PhD

Dr. Zhinong Yan is the Food Safety Director, Asia-Pacific, at Ecolab. In his current role, Zhinong focuses on enhancing the reputation of Ecolab as a global leader in food safety by providing accessible, visible leadership in the region, by monitoring and interpreting regulatory activities and outbreak situations that impact Ecolab and its major customers and by representing Ecolab in select trade, professional and academic organizations.

Food Safety Matters Webinars

Our free web presentations feature food industry, academic, regulatory and culinary experts presenting topics surrounding the diverse aspects of food safety.