IFST elects new vice president

During its recent Annual General Meeting, the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) announced the appointment of Michael Bell as its new vice president.

Bell says, “I am looking forward to supporting Institute of Food Science & Technology and its members during the most exciting time for UK Agri-Food since IFST was created. We have a lot of building to do, but together, we have a superb legacy to build on.”

Bell has been the executive director of Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association (NIFDA) for over 22 years. He previously worked in Northern Ireland and Malta for twelve years working closely with major retailers and was a member of the Board of Ormeau Bakery.

He is also chairman of the Northern Ireland Agricultural Research and Development Council (Agrisearch) and a member of Safefood Expert Advisory Committee.

In addition, Bell is a member of the Northern Ireland Food and Feed Advisory panel for the Food Standards Agency Northern Ireland and a board member of Agri-Quest – the Food Innovation Competence Centre.

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