Food safety, from farm to plate.

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Tor Food Consultancy is the trading name for the food technology consultancy operated by Howard Martin, which was established in 2013.

Howard Martin is now a full member of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (IFST).


1975 - 1979

University of Reading

BSc (Hons.) Food Technology (2:1) - Graduated ex-National College of Food Technology

Fully HACCP and Audit trained

Poultry Welfare Officer

Industrial Placements


Sun Pat

3 months

Pickles and peanut butter production.


North Country Brewing

3 months

Brewing and packing



6 months

Chocolate production.



6 months

Vegetable canning and drying. Dry powder blending of soup mixes.

Main Employers & Key Roles

2004 - 2013

Capestone Organic Poultry (Pembrokeshire)

Technical Manager (Including Product & Process Development and QA) also responsible for Sales, Purchasing, Planning, Product Costing, Logistics (including EU) Farm Quality Systems, Environment Agency Licensing, Corporate Social responsibility (including ETI Audits and some Health & Safety procedures).

1986 - 2004

Cow & Gate - Nutrica (Wells, Somerset)

Heat preserved and dry baby food. Development, Raw Material QA, Auditing, Purchasing.

1984 - 1986

Kraft Foods (Bristol)

Frozen Foods - NPD.

1979 - 1984

Findus Ltd (South Humberside)

Frozen Foods - Production & Development.

Retailer Experience

Directly - M&S, Sainsbury's, Harrods, Selfridges, Whole Foods. Indirectly - Waitrose.