Assured Food Safety Ltd - providing practical food safety solutions since 2002

Team Members

Gavin Jacobson

Food Safety Programmes, cleaning and sanitising chemicals, hygiene programmes expertiseGJ_AFS_Profile_Pic_120913.jpg

Gavin brings a wealth of technical and commercial experience to the team. He has been "hands on" as a production manager, as well as working with some of New Zealand's largest food producers assisting with cleaning and sanitising chemicals, and hygiene programmes. In addition he has managed one of New Zealand's largest food ingredient importers and has experience with import requirements, supplier assessments and selling food ingredients. As a Sales Manager Gavin has managed several very large project implementations and is an experienced coach, trainer and facilitator.

As well as working with Assured Food Safety Ltd, Gavin currently manages food safety and WQA programmes for a well established food company.  He also previously taught postgraduate Food Safety papers at the University of Auckland, so has a good grasp of both the theory and practice of food safety management.

Past roles

  • National Sales Manager
  • Country Manager, Bronson & Jacobs
  • Multiple sales and product management roles
  • Business Development Technologist (Surfactants & Biocides)
  • Production Manager – Le Snak
  • Laboratory Supervisor

Past employers

  • Orica Chemicals New Zealand
  • Bronson & Jacobs New Zealand (part of Orica)
  • Bluebird Foods
  • Weddel Crown Westfield

Memberships & affiliations

  • Professional Member of New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST)

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