Professor Stephen Forsythe is a Professor of Microbiology at Nottingham Trent University. His main research area is primarily on foodborne infections. He has been an invited participant and speaker at three FAO/WHO risk assessments on the microbiological safety of powdered infant formula. Professor Forsythe has also been a member on the European Food Safety Authority: Additives and Food Contacts Materials panel and an ad hoc member on the Qualified Presumption of Safety and BioHaz Panels.
Dr Dozie Azubike is a part-time inspector with the Health and Safety Executive. He has a wide range of experience in the voluntary sector and is a member of the Board of the Thames Valley Charitable Housing Association and a lay magistrate. He is also a member of the General Optical Council Fitness to Practice Committee and an adjudicator for the Solicitors Regulatory Authority.
Professor Nigel Halford is a research leader at Rothamsted Research, the UK’s largest crop and agricultural research institute. He is the author of more than 100 refereed scientific papers, many relating to plant biotechnology, and has written and edited books and numerous articles on GM crops.
Richard Scales is principal trading standards officer at Hampshire County Council. He currently specialises in agricultural aspects of enforcement and is a member of the Agriculture Focus Group of the Local Authorities Co-ordinators of Regulatory Services (LACORS). Mr Scales also chairs the Trading Standards South East Authorities Feeds Sub-Group.