Dr Belinda Stuart-Moonlight is one of the foremost food safety and infectious intestinal disease experts in the UK. She possesses excellent academic credentials, including a PhD (King’s College, London) and three fellowships (CIEH, RSPH and IFST). She is a member of the Academy of Experts and works in the civil and criminal arenas, retaining an approximate 50:50 balance between prosecution/claim and defence work. She has given evidence in Magistrates, Crown, Appeal and High Courts.
Key areas of work include food safety, hygiene, poisoning, contamination, allergen control, food fitness, traceability, POAO (products of animal origin e.g., meat and fish), risks from pests, gastric illness (travel litigation), large Norovirus outbreaks, Campylobacter, Clostridium, Cryptosporidium, E coli, Listeria, Salmonella, Shigella, foodborne viruses and protozoa. Belinda also continues to accept instructions in relation to SARS-CoV-2.
Belinda is regularly instructed to examine, and present opinion on, the risk of harm in cases that have gone for sentencing in relation to food, health and safety and environmental issues.
Notable cases include fatal poisonings, injuries and fatalities associated with allergen contamination of food, and significant infectious disease outbreaks associated with food, workplaces and environmental vectors.