Professor Adegoke is a Professor of Food Safety and Food Microbiology at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He has 25+ years’ experience in food quality assurance, HACCP, GAP, CODEX standards and food safety. He is a member of the CODEX Alimentarius Commission’s Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), the Nigerian CODEX Technical Committee, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group (FERG). He has served as a Consultant for the World Health Organization on issues relating to Healthy Food Market and acrylamide. Prof. Adegoke was part of the team that introduced the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) system to Nigeria in 1996.
Prof. Adegoke has authored and co-authored over 100 refereed publications which include 3 books and 6 book chapters. He has won numerous fellowships which have enabled him to conduct pre-doctoral and postdoctoral research works in several countries across the globe. He is a member of the editorial boards of 10 different journals with high impact factors and is a reviewer for over 20 different journals.
Professor Adegoke received his PhD in Food Microbiology from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Professor Onwuka is a Professor of Food Science and Technology at the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike. He is the Head of Department and Dean at the College of Applied Food Sciences and Tourism and previous as the Head, Department of Food Science and Technology. He has 20+ years’ experience in research and teaching of food processing, food safety, food chemistry, toxicology, and analysis. He is the author of Food Analysis and Instrumentation – Theory and Practice and Food Science and Technology. He has also authored over 70 refereed journal publications. Much of his work has led to the technological innovation in his field and has been utilised in partnership with international organisations, government, and agencies.
He received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees in Food Science and Technology at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
Dr Okoruwa has over 25years experience in food processing, research and development, quality management, and regulatory affairs in both the private and public sector. His career has focused on value addition and postharvest loss reduction strategies through the development of crop processing and utilisation technologies as well as new food products development from idea to market (I2M) for commercialization and income generation.
He is currently the Project Manager, Agriculture and Nutrition (Postharvest Loss Alliance for Nutrition) at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). Before this, he was an independent Principal Consultant/Director at Complete Foods Limited, where he developed and registered Davik Akara Chips, a novel local fried bean cake snack.
Dr Okoruwa worked for 13 years at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan, where he established the Grain Quality and Utilization Laboratory; developed, demonstrated, and promoted several processing technologies for Maize, Cassava, Soybean, Cowpea and Yam in Nigeria and other African Countries. He also served as a Product Development Manager (Foods) at Evans Medical Plc.; Head of Technical, Research and Development at UAC Nigeria Plc.; Group Head, Research and Development at Flour Mills Nigeria Plc and R&D Technical Manager at the African Nutrition Ventures of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria. Dr Okoruwa has consulted for both local and international organisations including AACE Foods and Distribution Limited, FAO, UNICEF, UNIDO, Suntory Beverage and Food Ltd Nigeria/Ireland (Lucozade and Ribena) and GIZ among others.