Professional endorsement

hughp Prof Hugh Pennington, CBE.

‘Bigfatbag’ gets Professors approval.

Professor Hugh Pennington, CBE, emeritus professor of bacteriology at the University of AberdeenScotland, has given his endorsement of our antibacterial bigfatbag. Professor Pennington, who outside academia, is best known as the chair of the Pennington Group enquiry into the Scottish Escherichia coli outbreak of 1996 and as Chairman of the Public Inquiry into the 2005 Outbreak of E. coli O157 in South Wales.

The Professor agreed to review our antibacterial bags, after which he told us that ‘after exhaustive testing, they passed with flying colours.’  The Professor added the bags were ‘Robust yet light, capacious but taking up little room when folded (the unfolding process couldn’t be simpler), and with the added safety factor given by the antibacterial embedded in them. A pleasure to use.’ 

In 2003, Pennington published When Food Kills, a popular science book on the topic of BSE, E. coli and public food safety.

He was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2013 Birthday Honours for services to microbiology and food hygiene. Following his chairmanship of the E. coli enquiry, Pennington has worked for the UK, Scottish and Welsh governments as an expert on microbiology and food safety, and has also appeared in British media as an expert. He is a member of the Scottish Food Advisory Committee, part of the Food Standards Agency, an agency he recommended the government create.

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Article by The Grocery Box Company Ltd..