About the Presenters
Linda Jackson, Director, Food Focus SA
Linda has B. Sc. Chemistry (Wits) and an M. Tech – Environmental Health (Food safety) Central University of Technology. She has been involved in food safety for nearly three decades going back to when retail food safety audits started. She pioneered formal SAATCA registered training of food safety auditors and was a SAATCA board member.
Linda has provided successful assistance to more than 30 organizations in quality and food safety systems and conducted numerous training courses on HACCP, FSSC 22000 and internal auditing. Linda is the co-founder of Food Focus, a company which aims to educate on the subject of food compliance, supporting everyone across the length of the food chain.
Erica Colson, EMEA Sector Propositions Manager, BSI
Erica’s background is in human psychology and the nature of culture. As EMEA Food Sector Propositions Manager for BSI, Erica has produced multiple seminars and conferences on sustainable food and packaging supply chains, food safety and quality and certification standard revisions. Erica has presented at trade conferences such as IFE, The International Food and Drink Event, The Food and Drink Quality and Safety Summit, The Food and Drink IT Summit, The Pulsus International Food Science Conference and the Farm Shop and Deli Show.
Danika Ten Cate, Business Development Executive, BSI South Africa
Danika holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Business Management and has gained over 10 years’ experience in compliance and certification working for international certification bodies. Danika has been working for BSI for the last three years where she has been managing key accounts and developing new business opportunities in both the food and healthcare sectors in South Africa. Danika has a passion for food safety and her experience together with industry related training has enabled her to confidently advise clients on best practice and the journey to certification.