Peter Whelan
Peter Whelan
Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Director of Audit and Investigations

Co-chair of Session 8 – Available IT resources for food authentication

Peter Whelan qualified as an Environment Health officer in 1982. He worked as an EHO, Senior EHO and Principal EHO in the Eastern Health Board and Dublin Local Authorities before taking up the post of Contracts Manager and then Director of Service Contracts in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). Peter then took a 5 year secondment to the post of Executive Chairman of the newly formed Sea Fisheries Protection Authority. Peter is now Director of Audit and Investigations in the FSAI where he is responsible for the investigation of food fraud. Further studies include a MSc in Food Science, University College Dublin; MSc in Health Services Management, Trinity College Dublin; a BA (Hons) degree in Psychotherapy, Dublin Business School and currently a MSc in Organisational Work Psychology/Behaviour, Dublin City University.

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