Kaarin Goodburn MBE CSci MSc BSc FIFST

Kaarin Goodburn is Director of the Chilled Food Association and has extensive knowledge of the chilled food industry internationally, relevant legislation and the best ways of influencing both commercial and public sector organisations and departmental bodies. She was awarded an MBE for services to the food industry in the Queen’s 2008 Birthday Honours List. She’s been described as a ‘fine communicator of complex issues in a commercial environment’ and is well used to dealing with all levels of people, from government ministers, to shop floor operatives. Being a British-Finnish dual national, she has a range of contacts in Finland as well as internationally.

Kaarin was awarded the CBI Trade Association Forum Leadership Award (2009). She was a nominee for Food Manufacture Personality of the Year (2010) and was recognised as a Woman of Achievement by Women of the Year (2010) as well as being Highly Commended by STEMNET as Most Dedicated STEM Ambassador (2012).


Expertise Area

  • Project management
  • Regulatory affairs intelligence
  • Government issues intelligence
  • Policy
  • Scientific and technical reviews
  • Industry news & technology bulletins
  • Scenario development
  • Issues and incident management
  • Association management
  • Signposting & business development
  • Safety
  • Hygiene standards and microbiology, particularly of high risk chilled foods
  • Sustainability
  • Packaging
  • Shelf life extension
  • Preservation technologies



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