19-20 Jun 2025
Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre

Speaker Profile

Rob Sherlock

Safe Food Production Qld

Rob Sherlock is Principal Science Officer with Safe Food Production Qld which regulates the primary production and processing of meat, eggs, dairy, seafood and select horticulture commodities in Queensland. Rob is responsible for providing the best available scientific evidence to inform decisions and raise awareness of food safety risks and appropriate control measures. Rob’s technical advice supports industry and encourages science based best practice. Her team collaborates with a range of stakeholders, provides data reviews and resources for industry, and engages with industry regulators and researchers in the broad field of food science.

Rob has over 20 years’ experience working with producers, retailers, regulatory and technical groups to establish robust risk management programs and was a key contributor to the development of the Allergen Bureau’s VITAL® program. She is Secretary of the Australian Association for Food Protection (an IAFP affiliate), a member of the NATA Life Sciences accreditation advisory committee, and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Queensland Alliance for One Health Sciences.

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