Dr. Naresh Patel, Commercial Director

Naresh has worked in the food testing industry for over 30 years with a proven track record at Campden BRI and Scientific Analysis Laboratories. He is most recognised in the field of pesticide testing. Whilst operating in a commercial role he is widely known within the produce industry and UK retailers for his knowledge and advice on testing programmes. In his role at i2 FAST he has been integral to the introduction of an innovative pesticide testing service, presenting a detailed pesticide screen that is aligned with modern agronomy practices and legislation requirements. In addition, a novel reporting style has been introduced to assist the management of the pesticide testing programmes by providing additional information such as toxicity implications relating to the findings. He sits on many committees, and professional bodies contributing his knowledge and expertise to address the challenges faced by the produce industry.