Ms Jenny Bishop is the Team Manager Food Compliance Services Group – Liaison & Coordination, at the Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand. Her role is to assist in the delivery of effective food safety and suitability related compliance and enforcement services. This includes the coordination of food safety incidents and food recalls, developing and maintaining operating procedures, guidelines and enforcement processes and working with other New Zealand and international agencies on food safety and suitability issues.
Prior to her position at the Ministry for Primary Industries, Ms Bishop was a member of the Food Safety and Zoonoses team at the World Health Organization (WHO), working at headquarters, regional and sub-regional/country levels. She was focused on strengthening national food control systems in partnership with national agencies responsible for food safety. This included facilitating the development and implementation of the Western Pacific Regional Food Safety Strategy 2011-2015. Ms Bishop’s position at WHO headquarters included the management and further development of INFOSAN with regard to strengthening the network and emergency response systems.