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Dr Peter Wareing

Professional Description:

Independent Food Safety Expert


B.Sc. Agricultural Science, Ph.D. Plant Pathology, ISO 9001 Lead Assessor.

P Wareing Food Safety Ltd
31 Garfield Road
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Dr Peter Wareing is a Director at P Wareing Food Safety Ltd, based in Gillingham, Kent, United Kingdom.

He is an independent food safety professional with over 30 years of experience in the food industry.

Key areas of expertise include: expert witness, risk assessments, food safety troubleshooting specialising in food microbiology and mycological problems of food and drink. Key food types include acidified foods including sauces and dressings, jams and chutneys, dried foods, bakery products, confectionery, soft drinks and fruit juices.

Dr Wareing is a highly experienced trainer delivering standard and bespoke food safety, microbiology, HACCP and internal audit courses.

His present role as a food safety consultant means he is able to offer consultancy in HACCP, risk assessment, theoretical validations, microbiological troubleshooting, with particular focus on mycological issues.

As an independent expert witness, drawing on his previous experience undertaking expert witness work, Dr Wareing can act in the capacity as a microbiology expert witness in disputes between importers of dried ingredients and contract manufacturers, and manufacturer and supplier in the UK for both claimant and defendant.

His microbiology expertise has been used in criminal cases for both defence and prosecution in the context of contamination. This would include contamination of imported ingredients, contamination of restaurant prepared food and allergen contamination of takeaway meals. Cases included a review of evidence, report preparation and evidence giving in court.

In the context of civil cases, Dr Wareing has acted in claims involving holiday hotels or restaurants for food poisoning or claims between customer and manufacturers of defective food or cases of foreign body contamination or chemical poisoning of food. Cases included a review of evidence and report preparation.

Dr Wareing has worked internationally on projects in various countries overseas, please see his CV for further details and has published over 70 papers, white papers, articles, book chapters and conference presentations.

Dr Wareing is an IFST Registered Food Safety Manager and an IFST Professional Food Mentor.



Train the Trainer Course, Certified HACCP Trainer – RSPH and HABC


Member of the Society for Applied Microbiology, Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology

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