Peter Littleton is Technical Director for Europe’s only family owned multi-national supplier of specialist detergents and disinfectants for the food, beverage and diary industries – Christeyns Food Hygiene Ltd.
In this position, Peter’s enthusiasm and commitment has led to an engagement with industry, enforcement and special interest groups to address the issue of consumer safety with regard to the management of food safety and hygiene within food, beverage and dairy manufacturing / processing operations.
During his 30 year career involved with the food industry, Peter has worked in the canning, poultry and ready to eat salad sectors in a variety of technical, hygiene and production based roles as well as serving as Senior Food Safety Officer for an environmental health food safety department where he was involved in drafting some of the food legislation in force today. This involvement with the enforcement community has continued with Christeyns Food Hygiene’s involvement in the Food Standards Agency and the Advisory Committee for Microbiological Safety of Food.
A key thread throughout Peter’s career has been the development of training and awareness programs for all levels of hygiene and technical operations in the food industry which culminated in the first nationally accredited course for hygiene management. Peter has continued to develop specialist training in the area of food safety, hygiene and management with courses specifically tailored to the needs of the modern food and drink industries. An international speaker at food safety conferences across Europe on all aspects of food safety and the vital role that cleaning & disinfection plays in protecting consumer health and product quality / integrity. His practical and approachable manner engages audiences and ensures an understanding of the subject at hand whether microbiological, chemical, allergenic, speciation or physical contamination of food.
Peter works extensively with special interest groups, such as the Anaphylaxis Campaign, research organisations, universities and retailers as well as chairing the Processing, Operations and Preservation Member Interest Group at Campden BRI. He was awarded the Society of Food Hygiene Technology’s Trainer of the Year Award in 2011.