Mr. Benard Oloo is a Food Safety and Quality Expert, a team Leader, Lecturer of Food Science, Trainer, Life Coach and Author. Mr. Oloo is a Lecturer of Food science and Technology at Egerton University focusing on food safety of different commodity value chains in Kenya. He holds an MSc. Food Science and Technology from Egerton and successfully defended his PhD in March 2021 from the same University awaiting conferment. Previously, he has worked in the Food Industry both as a production supervisor, production manager and quality assurance manager. He is currently in charge of the Guildford Dairy Institute at Egerton University where he is serving as a Food Safety Team Leader implementing ISO 22,000:2005, Food Safety Management System. Mr. Oloo’s research include new product development, value addition, quality and safety. Some of the specific commodities he has worked with include fruits and vegetables, milk and milk products, potatoes, sweet potatoes, meat and meat products safety and quality and indigenous chicken quality and safety. He has earned several international awards including: Borlaug Fellowship (Michigan State University USA 2019), Emerging Leaders Network Award by Institute of Food Technology (IFT), USA 2018, PhD student exchange programme (Durban University of Technology, South Africa) and the African Biosciences Challenge Fund, 2017-2018 at ILRI, Kenya.
2021: PhD Food Science Graduate - Egerton University, Kenya
Enhancing quality and safety of Indigenous chicken processing in Kenya
2014: MSc. Food Science - Egerton University,Kenya
Enhanced retention of Beta-carotene in Orange Fleshed Sweet potatoes by lactic acid Fermentation.
2008: BSc. Food Science and Technology ( 1st Class honours) - Egerton University, Kenya
Food Science, Food safety, Food biotechnology and Value addition
Food Scientist, Published Author, Peer Reviewer, Editor, and Life Coach
2014-to Date: Lecturer-Food Science and Technology.
Egerton University, Dairy & Food Science & Technology Department, Faculty of Agriculture, #536-20115-Egerton-Kenya.
Food Safety Team Leader, Guilford Dairy Institute, Egerton University.
2011-2014-Part time Lecturer and Free Lance Writer.
Eldoret Polytechnic, Eldoret-Kapsabet, Road #4461-30100-Eldoret.
2007-2011: Quality Assurance/Production Manager:
Njoro Canning K. Ltd and Sparta Foods Kenya. Ltd, Nairobi Kenya. Njoro Canning Factory (k) Ltd #7076-20110, Nakuru, Kenya. www.njorocanning.co.ke
EU-SVU-MSU Partnership for Sustainable Development between Egerton University (EU), Somaiya Vidyavihar University (SVU) and Michigan State University (MSU)
Improved Food and Nutrition Security by fostering International collaborative research geared to the application of knowledge and experience in the area of Food science, Food Safety and value addition tools to guarantee food safety for improved livelihoods and towards povert alleviation.
From Doctoral Dissertation-Publications with peer Review Process
Further Publications-with peer review process
Benard Oloo and Julia IJsselmuiden (2016). Reducing World Food Losses: Fresh demo project introduces ‘Contronics Humidifiers’ solution to agri-food losses. African Journal of Food Agriculture and Nutrition. Afr. J. Food Agric. Nutr. Dev. 2016; 16(4): Commentary. Avialable at: https://www.ajfand.net/Volume16/No4/Commentary-Oloo.pdf
Publicationswith peer review as conference proceedings:
So far Undergraduate courses:
Vice Chairman, Kenya Institute of Food Science and Technologists from 2016-2021.
Member Food SCience and Technology Platform of Kenya (FoSTEP-K) since 2016.
Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) Ambassador for Kenya and Editor GHI Matters.
Dr. Mary OMwamba Nyambeki,
Chairperson of Department,
Department of Dairy and Food Science and Technology, Egerton University
P.O. Box 536-20115, Egerton
Hon. Prof. Ruth K. Oniang'o, PhD
Editor-in-Chief, African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development (AJFAND)
Founder, Rural Outreach Program (ROP) Africa.
9 Planets Apartments, Block V2
Kabarnet Gardens, Off Kabarnet Road [Off Ngong Road]
P.O. Box 29086-00625 Nairobi, KENYA
Prof. Alexander K. Kahi (Dr. sc. agr.)
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic Affairs).
Egerton University, P. O. Box 536, 20115 Egerton, Kenya & International Programmes Director
Department of Animal Sciences