Andrew Hudson, food microbiologist
Andrew Hudson

I am an experienced microbiologist having had a long and varied career focused on foodborne pathogens.

LinkedIn profile:

Below, in summary, are some highlights:

  • Chartered Scientist
  • Paper recently published on next generation sequencing and detection of pathogens in foods.
  • Extensive experience with foodborne pathogens such as Campylobacter, Shiga-toxigenic Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and others
  • Conversant with contemporary methods for tracking bacteria in the food chain
  • Knowledge of antimicrobial resistant bacteria; I have recently completed a review on such bacteria in the food chain, which is an area that will be of increasing concern to food retailers and producers
  • Experience of working with the regulator; I have worked on projects for the competent authority both here (Food Standards Agency) and in New Zealand (Ministry for Primary Industries). Some examples of outputs include:
    • Contributed to a microbiological risk assessment of raw milk consumption:

 2014-12-Assessment-of-the-microbiological-risks-associated-with-the-consumption-of-raw-milk (3)


ASM Editor certificate
ASM Certificate for serving on the editorial board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology
  • Experience with the food industry; I have worked for a food industry organisation (The Meat Industry Research Institute of New Zealand) and with various food producers (meat products, seafood, dairy, prepared foods) and have been working on a hazard identification and prioritisation project for a British retailer 
  • Fellow of Institute of Food Science and Technology (FIFST) and the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (FNZIFST)
  • Maintained a research interest in bacteriophages for several years and until recently led a small group. For more information have a look at an article on phages and food, thanks to New Food
  • Co-author on the 3rd most cited paper published in Journal of Food Protection

    Journal of Food Protection Most cited paper award, third place

      Our certificate from the Journal of Food Protection
  • Previous subject matter expert for a FAO/WHO QRA on Listeria monocytogenes in the food chain
  • Currently working as a senior risk assessor in the exposure assessment and trade team for the Food Standards Agency

I am based in Stamford Bridge near York.

The road bridge at Stamford Bridge
The Bridge that Etty built, over the Derwent at Stamford Bridge