The gluten-free market is one of the fastest growing markets worldwide. For the 18 million Americans who suffer from gluten intolerance, gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, gluten-free products are a necessity. To help assure customer confidence, the FDA issued a final rule on August 5, 2014, that defines gluten-free claims across the food industry. To enforce the final rule FDA may use its full range of routine post-market monitoring activities, including periodic inspections of manufacturer’s facilities, food label reviews and gluten analyses of food samples.
Rotimi Toki, is principal of Rottoks Food Safety Management Consulting Services Limited. He has provided services to some of the top brands in food service and manufacturing sectors. Rotimi specializes in Quality Systems Audit, developing an integrated food safety management system based on HACCP principles. He has more than 20 years of experience. He works with industry in applying the principles of quality and food safety management. He has been an integral part of raising industry standard and helping manufacturers achieving Quality certifications.
He has worked at many senior Technical, Operational and Quality levels within the Food Industry in Ireland, Nigeria and the UK, namely, Brian Munro, Cuisine de France, Tesco and Marks & Spencer gaining valuable hands on experience which he brings seamlessly into every training course. Rotimi, is a Food Technologist, a certified food safety trainer and Safefood360 certified partner. He has a Master degree in Food Safety Management from Dublin Institute of Technology.