Speaker Profiles

Meet your Hosts

In a unique partnership, Anelich Consulting and Food Focus invite you to join us as we explore the challenges the food industry and regulators have faced as a result of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and the effect this will have on food safety in 2021, and beyond.  

Linda Jackson

Linda has B. Sc. Chemistry (Wits) and an M. Tech – Environmental Health (Food safety) Central University of Technology.

She has been involved in management system consulting, training and auditing since the early 1990’s when ISO 9001 was first implemented in the food industry in South Africa. As Risk Manager at a large manufacturing organisation, she gained exposure to ISO 14001 and underwent SAMTRAC training for occupational health and safety.

Linda is the co-founder of Food Focus, a company that aims to educate on the subject of food compliance, supporting everyone across the length of the food chain.

Prof Lucia Anelich
Prof Anelich has a PhD in Microbiology and has over 40 years’ experience in food microbiology and food safety. She is the owner of her own successful food safety consulting and training business, Anelich Consulting, which offers a variety of services to the food sector.  Prior to starting her own business, she established and headed up the Food Safety Initiative at the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa, a first for the country.  Prior to that, she spent 25 years at Tshwane University of Technology where she was Head of Department and Associate Professor.  Most importantly, she is the only person in South Africa and Africa to be a member of the internationally-renowned expert group on food microbiology called the International Commission on the Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF).  She is Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology and was President of SAAFoST for 4 years until 2019.  She is Adjunct Professor in the Centre for Applied Food Security and –Biotechnology at the Central University of Technology and is an accomplished author and international speaker.   

Meet the Speakers

Bill Marler


Prof. Steve Forsythe


Prof. Michelle Danyluk


Dr. John Donaghy


Frank Yiannas


Elsabe Matthee


Prof. Ryk Lues


Karin Carstensen


Janusz Luterek


Prof Pieter Gouws


Dr. John Spink


Dr. Dave Miller


Prof. Gunnar Sigge


Dr. Rene Crevel


Prof. Jeff Farber


Suchart Chaven


Dr. Elmé Coetzer-Boersma


And there's more...