Background on Safe Food Connexions 

Safe Food Connexions was started by Frances Ann Warnock in 2008 with an objective of raising the profile of strategic communications and consumer education to manage food safety risks and protect health of consumers.   

She is a qualified food technologist (with Honours) from UNSW, a well known and respected public health nutritionist, teacher and communicator, who is passionate about preventive approaches and collective action to address foodborne illness and nutritional problems in developing countries.    
Frances began her career as a Lecturer in Food Science with TAFE in South Australia, which provided a sound footing to understanding education/training needs of workers in the food industry. In 1986 she joined Australia's prestigious scientific research organization CSIRO's Division of Human Nutrition to focus on science communication. 
Always driven to see the food industry and health sector work closely together to address food safety and nutrition issues, Frances was appointed inaugural Scientific Director of the Australian Food Foundation (1991). In this position she was able to develop skills and experience in public communication, appearing on TV and radio to present a food industry voice in the complex food and health debate.

She has played crucial roles in leading development and implementation of several national public information campaigns in Australia, including the first National Food Safety Awareness Week (1997); facilitated multi-sector partnership Australian Fruit and Vegetable Coalition (2002-3); and project manager of horticulture's flagship program, Fresh Produce Watch (2005-07). 

Frances considers herself extremely fortunate to work in international public health and development with UN FAO and WHO (intermittently from 2006 to 2014), and other consultancies to continue improving food safety and nutrition security for people in developing countries