Head of food safety at PMA A-NZ
Deon Mahoney, provides advice, technical support, and guidance addressing food safety for the fresh produce industry. Deon has wide-ranging, long-term experience in food safety.
He has post graduate qualifications from the University of Sydney, and over his career he has undertaken many roles including: training and education, microbiological risk assessment, risk communication, food policy development, development and enforcement of food legislation, and establishing quality assurance programs.
Deon has previously worked for the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization, as well as with Food Standards Australia New Zealand, and Dairy Food Safety Victoria. During his career he has worked in over 25 countries. Deon is a fellow of Australia Institute of Food Science and Technology and a non-executive Director on the AIFST Board.