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#2 - Pathogen testing is dangerous - Environmental Pathogen Management

In this second article from our series about environmental pathogen management in the food industry, Jack van der Sanden exposes some potential mistakes companies make, when embarking on pathogen testing.


When it comes to pathogens, an error is usually dramatic and can be very costly to your business. Jack reminds us that we have to expect the unexpected, avoid unnecessary recalls and that pathogen testing can be dangerous if we don’t follow some basic rules.

 

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IMG PORTRAIT - JACK VAN DER SANDEN
Written by
Jack

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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