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Paul Macintyre named Best Auditor in top food industry awards.

LRQA’s Aquaculture Director, Paul Macintyre, wins Auditor of the Year at the SOFHT Awards in London.

The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology’s (SOFHT) Best Auditor category recognises an auditor who has demonstrated continued excellence in their field in terms of knowledge, objectivity and pragmatism in their audit skills, whilst ensuring conformance with recognised standards. Nominations were invited from businesses and industry experts, with the winners selected by a panel of experienced food industry professionals.

SOFHT annual awards 2021Paul Macintyre (second left) receives his award. Photo courtesy of SOFHT.

Commenting on his win, Paul added, “It’s been a great journey and I’mward. Photo courtesy of SOFHT. thankful for all the kind words following this award from customers and colleagues around the world.”

Paul Macintyre has been passionate about safe and sustainable aquaculture for over 30 years, carrying out numerous audits and inspections of aquaculture and fish processing operations in the UK and internationally. He has assisted GlobalGAP, ASC and GAA BAP in the development of their standards and provides companies with advice on their sourcing policies for aquaculture and fishery products.

Within LRQA, he is responsible for the training and calibration of aquaculture auditors. During the lockdowns, Paul and his audit team successfully converted to remote auditing using newly developed techniques to ensure robust and reliable audits continue to take place. To date, he and his team have carried out more than 600 audits often working through the night to accommodate local time zones.

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