Edel Jones

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Edel has a B.Sc. (Hons), M.Applied Science (Food Science), Cert Training & Continuing Education, is a Fellow of the Institute of Food Science & Technology (Ireland) and holds auditor qualifications from IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors). She is an experienced Food Safety Professional with extensive knowledge and experience within various sectors of the food industry and has held significant positions in organisations such as the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland where Edel is a fellow and past president. She is also a Licensed trainer with C.I.E.H (UK) and with the Environmental Health Officers Association of Ireland.

Edel has a passion for training and enjoys the interaction with her learners over the duration of the training course. Many of her learners often put the ‘Skill of the trainer’ as the highlight of the course on their evaluation form which is testament to Edel’s natural training style. She often surprises her delegates when she asks as an ice breaker, for an interesting fact about themselves and she tells them she met a canonised saint (No, she is not ancient), she had a private audience with Pope John Paul Second, now Saint John Paul!!.

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A quote I have put great value in as I go through life is from the Greek Philosopher Plato: ‘A good decision is based on knowledge not on numbers’. So often we have to stand out from the crowd when we know what is right and this is a value I hope to instill into my two sons.

- Edel Jones

Student Testimonials

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Very informative two days. Edel was extremely helpful & easy to understand

– Emma Partridge Evans, Quality Auditor, Green Farm Foods

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Edel made it easy to learn even if you hadn’t a lot of knowledge on the subject. She encourages you to take part & no wrong answers so you feel at ease and want to speak up more

– Olivia Power, QC, Dawn Meats

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The tutor, Edel Jones, has excellent ability to answer questions and encourage people to participate

– Silvia Riondino, Food Safety/Technical Manager, Patisserie Royale

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Edel lives in lovely West Cork with her husband and her two sons whom she adopted from the Philippines and Vietnam. Living in such a beautiful location makes exercise such as walking, sailing and swimming easy to enjoy especially in the summer months.

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