John Coady
Chief Audit and Investigations Manager
Food Safety Authority of Ireland


John is a M.SC graduate of University of Dublin, Trinity College. He worked for over 20 years in Environmental Health in Ireland for and subsequently as a certification officer of ISO 9000 of food and medical device companies. While employed by the National Standards Authority of Ireland.

Since 2001 John has held the position of Chief Audit and Investigations Manager in the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI). Responsibilities in this role include carrying out and coordinating investigations into food fraud /suspected food crime. He has successfully prosecuted food business

operators in the Irish courts system for their participation in food fraud activities . He is a member of the FSAI's multi-agency Food Fraud Task Force and acts as liaison between FSAI and other law enforcement agencies on matters relating to food fraud/crime.