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Richard Werran

Richard Werran

Global Director Food & Retail, BSI
With a remarkable career spanning over 40 years in the food industry, Richard commenced his journey as an NPD food technologist, before moving into commercial roles across the international food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors. He spearheaded groundbreaking initiatives, including the import, processing, and distribution of Non-GMO soy lecithin from Brazil, a feat that involved the design, establishment and commissioning of a dedicated Non-GMO soy lecithin processing plant in the UK to serve all the major food brands and manufacturers. Richard's commitment to excellence was further demonstrated through his establishment of Cert ID Europe and Cert ID Asia, renowned Non-GMO and GFSI accredited certification bodies. His brainchild, FoodChain Europe, became a focal point for impactful training and consulting services. In the present day, Richard serves as BSI's Global Director for Food and Retail, driving and accelerating BSI's global food assurance efforts. His influence extends particularly over regions like the UK, Ireland, the Middle East, Africa, India, and Turkey, to redefine food safety and quality assurance. Richard's achievements go beyond his role, as he holds a patent in the realm of ice cream and has earned the prestigious titles of Fellow at the IFST and SOFHT. Furthermore, his status as a recognized authority in gene editing and modification for food and agricultural applications cements his legacy as an industry expert. 

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