Munday returns to FDF as chief science officer

By Niamh Michail

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Munday returns to FDF as chief science officer
The UK's Food and Drink Federation has appointed Helen Munday as new chief scientific officer where the focus for growth will be on 'sound science and innovation', say says.

Munday has worked at Mars and Coca-Cola, and is currently lead technologist in AgriFood at Innovate UK. 

She previously held the position of FDF’s director for  food science and safety from 2007 to 2010  before being replaced by Barbara Gallani.

On her new position at the industry trade group, she said: "I deeply believe that growth in the food and drink sector needs to be based on the application of sound science as well as innovations driven by so many factors that shape the way we live today.

“Whilst the sector faces many challenges I'm looking forward with great enthusiasm to working with the industry partners and stakeholders that I have always so much enjoyed working with."

FDF Director General Ian Wright said: “It has never been more important for industry action, public debate and policy-making to be informed by robust science. [...] Helen will help us to deliver more for the UK's food and drink industry which is a vital national asset.”

Munday will take up the new role this summer.

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