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2011 Symposium Speaker

Dr. David Jukes
University of Reading, Reading, U.K.

With training in chemical engineering (BSc) and food science (MSc), Dr David Jukes, worked initially in the food industry and had several years as a food technologist with a major UK retailer.  He joined the then ‘Department of Food Technology’ at the University of Reading in 1982 and continues to work in the Department (now known as the ‘Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences’).

He quickly developed his interest in food legislation and published a guide for technologists as to the requirements of UK legislation.  In 1990 he was awarded a PhD for a study of food law enforcement activity in the United Kingdom. In 1996 he established one of the first food law internet sites which provides access to both UK and EU material (see: He was appointed Senior Lecturer in Food Regulation in 2001.

He lectures extensively on the subject which includes providing an internet based course in EU food law for an International Food Law Programme run by Michigan State University, USA.   As well as his expertise in UK and EU legislation, he has undertaken food law studies in Eastern Europe (with EU funding) and several developing countries (with EU and international funding) and has acted as a food law consultant to several governments seeking to enhance their national food control systems.