Richard Werran

Richard’s food career spans almost 40 years and has worked in all aspects of international food ingredient and food manufacturing sectors. Richard pioneered the import, processing and distribution of Non-GMO soy lecithin from Brazil designing and building a unique soy lecithin processing plant. Richard also opened up bulk supplies of Indian Non-GMO soy derivatives to the European food and feed sectors. Richard founded Cert ID Europe a UKAS accredited certification body, FoodChain ID Europe and Cert ID Asia based in Mumbai; more recently he led Responsible Sourcing at NSF International prior to joining BSI as EMEA Regional Director – Food and Retail Supply Chain. Richard is an acknowledged expert on genetic modification and is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST) and the Society of Food Hygiene & Technology (SOFHT).