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#1 - Why Do You Need One Environmental Pathogen Management Program?

Jack van der Sanden has partnered with bioMérieux, and written a short series of articles about environmental pathogen management in the food industry.

We are pleased to give you access to this mini-series of five articles

In this first article, Jack outlines the reasons why you should implement an environmental pathogen management program in your food plant.

Being aware that the budget is an important factor for companies, Jack seeks to convince you that environmental pathogen management is essential for your food plant and can be cost-effective.




Written by

International Food Safety Advisor

Jack van der Sanden is an international food safety advisor. He has been part of the global food industry for over 30 years.

After obtaining a food technology degree in The Netherlands, Jack joined the food industry as production supervisor. He migrated to New Zealand in 1990, where he obtained a post-graduate diploma in dairy science and technology at Massey University.


Over the years, he rose through the ranks and ended-up managing production, technical and food safety & quality teams. This cross-functional exposure enabled him to find pragmatic solutions, that strengthened food safety and quality systems in different multinational organizations.

During his career, he has not only advised small and medium-sized businesses in the food industry in New Zealand, but has also managed international consultancy projects in the United States, Europe and China. His expertise has opened many doors for him, from leading training in food safety and quality to mentoring many professionals in the food industry around the world.

During the last 10 years, he has specialised in Environmental Pathogen Management (EPM) and advised food industries in the design of pre-ventive and effective EPM programs.

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