Dr. Jennylynd James was awarded a Canadian Commonwealth scholarship in the 1990s to complete graduate studies at McGill University. She earned a PhD in food science and worked in this field for more than 25 years, gaining international experience in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Canada.
Dr. James’ food industry experience included technical roles in R&D, quality assurance, food safety management and auditing. She has worked in farming operations, food processing, distribution and food service; as well as crisis management and seafood sustainability. Dr. James developed her entrepreneurial skills when she started and ran a food business in Ireland for five years. For this, she was recognised by the Dublin City and Waterford City Enterprise Boards as an up and coming Entrepreneur. She even appeared on the popular TV program for entrepreneurs, “Dragon’s Den” in 2010, presenting a winning business pitch!
Dr. James was nominated as a Produce Industry Leadership Fellow in 2002 by United Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association, Washington, D.C., in a program sponsored by DuPont Crop Protection.
She also edited a popular food science textbook entitled ‘Microbial Hazard Identification in the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Industry’ published by Wiley Interscience, New York.
Dr. James received a commission from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to produce an industry guidance document entitled ‘Processing of Fresh-cut Tropical Fruits and Vegetables’. She developed curricula for two new food science courses in the food science and technology program at Centennial College, Toronto back in 2011.
She now works as a technical consultant for the food industry, assisting companies in establishing food safety programs, training staff, and conducting third party audits to meet international food safety and quality standards.
Jennylynd James Enterprises
TECHNICAL CONSULTANT – FOOD INDUSTRY
- Food Industry Consultant – Quality Management Systems development, food safety program development and monitoring, staff training, site and equipment review and recommendations, environmental monitoring programs
- Food Safety auditing conducting compliance audits against the British Retail Consortium (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety. Dr. James has audited over 100 food processing sites in the United States, Mexico, and Canada against the BRC Global Standard for food in product categories fruits, vegetables, nuts, manufactured foods to ready meals (BRCGS food categories 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
- Delivered successful food safety programs for small and medium manufacturers, and growers/packers – ice-cream ingredients, artisan chocolates, pizza dough, fruit and vegetable growers/shippers
Dr. Jennylynd James is an ATP, providing training BRCGS Lead auditors and industry professionals on the BRCGS standard for food.
Virtual training can be booked in small sessions or with group sessions, depending on the needs of your business. Please contact us today at JennylyndJames@gmail.com