Dr. Lucia Anelich


Dr. Anelich holds a Ph.D. in Microbiology. She spent 25 years in academia in South Africa as Head of Department Biotechnology and Food Technology, and Associate Professor. In 2006, she joined the Consumer Goods Council of South Africa where she established a food safety body for the South African food industry, a first for the country. In 2011, she started her own international food safety consulting and training business. She was appointed Extra-ordinary Associate Professor at Stellenbosch University 2011-2014. Dr. Anelich is a member of the ICMSF, Chair of the Scientific Council of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST), president of the South African Association for Food Science and Technology, executive and scientific director of the International Life Science Institute (ILSI) South Africa, chair of the Food Hygiene Committee for the South African Bureau of Standards, advisor to the National Department of Health in South Africa on food safety regulations, and food hygiene expert for the African Union-IBAR. Dr. Anelich has served two terms on the Governing Council of IUFoST, authored/co-authored a number of publications and book chapters, and presented over 130 talks nationally and internationally.