Bart Ingredients

Gideon Ashworth, Head of Food Defence

Gideon has extensive experience in primary food production and technical management, including the challenges of emerging ingredients and their associated emerging hazards. With a background in Commercial Horticulture and MSc in Postharvest Technology, Gideon’s applied technical knowledge of global food supply chains underpins his approach to food authenticity verification. This involves a multi-faceted approach towards mitigating food fraud throughout potentially complex ingredient supply chains, assuring the integrity of foods for customers and consumers. Amongst current projects for Bart Ingredients, Gideon is implementing NIR spectroscopy technology within the commercial environment, with an emphasis on Herbs and Spices.