Professor Chris Elliott
Professor of Food Safety
Institute for Global Food Security (IGFS)
Professor Chris Elliott is a leading expert on international food supply chains and the implications for food quality, authenticity, integrity and safety.
Founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s, Professor Elliott’s main research interests are in the development of innovative techniques to provide early warning of toxin threats across complex food supply systems.
He has published more than 350 papers in the field of detection and control of chemical contaminants in agri-food commodities, as well as leading a range of international projects in developing safer food supply systems. Professor Elliott led the independent review of Britain’s food system following the 2013 horsemeat scandal. He was awarded an OBE in 2017 for services to the agri-food supply chain.
Areas of Expertise
food fraud, food security, supply chains, food integrity
Professor Elliott has extensive media experience and is a frequent media commentator on food security/integrity.
- Vegan diets are adding to malnutrition in wealthy countries, Times of Malta, 14/12/2018
- US deal will flood UK market with food people don't want, warns respected academic, Food Safety News, 24/02/2017
- Europe's Tainted Eggs Seen Hurting Future Trade for Netherlands, Bloomberg, 15/08/2017
- One in four dried oregano samples contains other ingredients, The Guardian, 23/07/2015
- A surge in the number of vegans is storing up health problems for the wealthy West, The Independent 14/12/2018
- Calls to rid bacon and ham of processing nitrites, BBC 04/12/18