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OGUERI NWAIWU

BACKGROUND

Dr Ogueri Nwaiwu is a preventive control qualified individual (PCQI) for human food and has over 25 years of food safety and quality experience gained from academia and industry. Main projects include collaboration with Pasteur Institute, for the discovery of new core-genome serotypes belonging to Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria that affects mainly the elderly, neonates, pregnant women and the immune-compromised. Another key project was a high impact food waste valorization project in partnership with a multinational company which led to the development of market first, late-stage customized new food ingredients that satisfied several goals of the current United Nation’s sustainable development program.

ROLE

Ogueri is A Research Fellow within the current GCRF project and his responsibilities include the use of the state of the art research suites in the University of Nottingham to determine the safety, structure and functionality of Mezquite (Prosopis species) flours and gums from different continents.