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/Dr. Desmond Tichaona Mugadza
Dr. Desmond Tichaona Mugadza


Dr. Desmond Tichaona Mugadza

Academic Qualifications
 

  • Certificate in Food Safety, Quality Assurance Systems and Risk Analysis, (Ghent University, Belgium)
  • BSc & MSc. Food Science and Nutrition (MSU, Zimbabwe)
  • PhD Food Science (University of Pretoria, South Africa)


Professional Qualifications 
 

  • Certificate in Food Safety Certification Scheme – Auditing of FSSC 22000 (SABS, South Africa)
  • Certificate in Food Safety Certification Scheme – Implementation of FSSC 22000 (SABS, South Africa)
  • Certificate in Quality Management System – QMS 9001:2008 Internal Auditing (SAZ, Zimbabwe)

Research Interests

Dr. Mugadza has industrial experience in the Dairy sector as well as Fruits and Vegetable canning. His research interests are in the food safety of both lower and upper market as well the implementation of Management systems as a way of ensuring safety in novel and existing products. His passion in research is in the following areas:

  • Food Safety and Microbiology
  • Quality and Food Safety Management Systems
  • Risk Analysis
  • Dairy Sciences
  • New Product Development

  Publications  

 

  • Peer reviewed publications
  1. Mugadza, D.T. and Buys, E.M. 2017. Bacillus and Paenibacillus spp. associated with extended shelf life milk during processing and storage. International Journal of Dairy Technology, 70.
  2. Mugadza, D.T. and E.M. Buys. 2017. Diversity of Bacillus cereus strains in extended shelf life milk. International Dairy Journal, 73, 144-150
  3. Chimuti, S., Midzi, N., Njage, P.K. and Mugadza, D.T. 2016. Microbial species of safety concern in milk from informal processors in Harare, Zimbabwe.  African Journal of Microbiology Research, 10(32), 1257-1262.

 

  • Popular publications
  1. Mugadza, D.T. and Buys, E.M. 2014. Bacteria Diversity in ESL Milk. Dairy mail, September 2014, p 113
  2. Mugadza, D.T and Buys, E.M. 2017. It’s time to cereus. Dairy mail, August 2017, p 117

 KEY WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

  • Participated in a Student Interactive Session: Bringing Fresh Perspectives at the International symposium on sustainable food systems for healthy diets and improved nutrition organised by Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO). Rome Italy. 1-2 Dec 2016
  • Attended an Introduction to FDA-iRISK®: a Comparative Risk Assessment Tool Workshop: International Association for Food Protection (IAFP). Portland Oregon USA. 2015
  • Completed training on Applied Biosystems Real time PCR: Life Technologies Johannesburg South Africa. 2013

 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

 

  1. Mugadza D.T. & Buys E.M. (2017) ‘Diversity and source tracking of Bacillus cereus in an extended shelf life milk processing plant.’ paper presented at the SAAFoST 22nd Biennial International Congress and Exhibition, Century City Conference Centre, Cape Town 3-6 September 2017
  2. Mugadza D.T. & Buys E.M. (2017) ‘Source tracking of Bacillus cereus in an extended shelf life (ESL) milk processing factory.’ paper presented at the 48th Annual South African Society of Dairy Technology (SASDT) AGM and Symposium. Kievits Kroon, Pretoria, South Africa. 8-11 May 2017
  3. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2016) ‘A Quantitative risk Assessment of Bacillus cereus in Extended Shelf Life Milk’ paper presented at the 25th International ICFMH conference – FOOD MICRO 2016.Dublin Ireland, 19-22 July 2016
  4. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2016) ‘Bacillus  & Paenibacillus spp. Associated with Extended Shelf Life Milk’  paper presented at the International Dairy Federation (IDF) World Dairy Summit, Vilnius, Lithuania, 20 – 24 September, 2015
  5. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2015). ‘A Risk Assessment of Bacillus cereus Extended Shelf Life Milk’ paper presented at the 21stSAAFoST International Congress and Exhibition Durban, South Africa. 7 – 9 September 2015
  6. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2015). ‘Characterization of Bacillus cereus in Extended Shelf Life Milk’ paper presented at the International Association for Food Protection Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon. 25 – 28 July 2015
  7. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2015). ‘Spoilage potential of Bacillus spp. &Paenibacillus spp. in Extended Shelf Life Milk’ paper presented at the South African Society of Dairy Technology (SASDT) 48th Annual AGM & Symposium. Cape St Francis, South Africa 23-24 April 2015
  8. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2014) ‘Spore formers and Non-Spore formers Associated with Extended Shelf Life Milk’ a paper presented at the ASSAf Annual South African Young Scientists’ Conference. Pretoria South Africa 14-16 October 2014
  9. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2014) ‘Bacillus spp. &Paenibacillus spp. Associated with Extend Shelf Life (ESL) Milk’ paper presented at the24th International ICFMH conference – FOOD MICRO 2014. Nantes  France, 1-4 September 2014
  10. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2014). Spore formers and Non-spore formers in Extended Shelf Life Milk’ paper presented at the South African Society of Dairy Technology(SASDT) 47th Annual AGM & Symposium. Cape town, South Africa 23-24 April 2014
  11. Mugadza D.T & Buys E.M (2013). ‘Characterisation of Bacillus spp. and Paenibacillusspp. In Extended Shelf Life Milk’paper presented at the South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST) 20th Biennial International Congress. Pretoria, South Africa 7-9 October 2013.
  12. Mugadza D.T, Manhokwe. S &Zvidzai C. (2013). ‘Effectiveness of HACCP in the Dairy Industry in Zimbabwe,’ paper presented at the SASDT 46th Annual general meeting and Symposium April 2013

 

 

 AWARDS AND MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES

Awards

  • International Association for Food Protection student travel scholarship – International Association for Food Protection Annual meeting 2015 Portland Oregon USA
  • ICFMH food microbiologist travel grant – Food Micro conference 2014 Nantes France
  • Best presenter SASDT Student Night Presentations. University of Pretoria 14 August 2014

Membership

  • Member of the following organizations and committees;
  • Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM)
  • International Association for Food Protection (IAFP)
  • African Association for Food Protection (AAFP)
  • South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions (SACNASP)
  • South African Association for Food Science and Technology (SAAFoST)
  • South African Society for Dairy Technology (SASDT)
  • Standards Association of Zimbabwe ISO Technical Committee for management systems for food safety (ISO TC 34/SC17)