Ian Goulding qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1978, and worked for 4 years in food safety enforcement at district level.
He took a Masters in Food Science in 1979, and obtained his PhD in 1983, whilst working as QC and technical manager in a processing establishment for farmed trout and salmon in Scotland.
designed and implemented QC systems for new products for sale in the company's main retail customer, Marks and Spencer
After a period of lecturing, he
spent 2 years in Ecuador, assisting the Competent Authority to develop new codes of practice and inspection systems, to meet the health requirements of the USA, particularly with respect to farmed shrimp and canned tuna.
spent 4 years in Egypt, developing a fish technology training and research centre at Alexandria University
founded food and fisheries consultants MegaPesca in 1993.
Since that time he
has participated in numerous technical assistance and research projects involving food and fisheries issues in more than 40 countries.
has attended numerous cargo claims involving rejected fishery products, and has advised on cause and quantum of damage, both on the spot and as an expert witness.
He is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and holds membership of the European Food Law Association and the International Association of Fish Inspectors.