Ling Li Teo


Ling Li Teo is based in Hawkes Bay and is a recognised MPI Verifer.


Ling Li worked for the government regulatory agency back in Singapore and is also familiar with managing food safety in high and low risk food manufacturing environments in her previous jobs in NZ with meat and vegetable processing plants respectively.

  • Food Control Plans (FCP)
  • HACCP, i.e. Codex Alimentarius 2003 
  • Transitional Facilities (Biosecurity Act)
  • Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015)
  • Risk Management Programmes (RMP)/ Export Market Access/ National Microbiological Database
  • Laboratory Management [ISO/ IEC 17025]
  • Project Management: Tools, Principles, Practices [Singapore TUV SUB PSB Learning Centre]
  • New Zealand/ Global Good Agricultural Practice
  • WQA, BRC 


Ling Li has food safety auditing experience in a range of industries:

  • Retail Sale of Food
  • General Manufacture of Food
  • Transport and Storage of Food
  • Food Service
  • Manufacture of Cook Chill
  • Farm (Herbs)


Ling Li has written/ delivered training (in different languages), which includes:

  • Good Handling/ Manufacturing Practices/ Preservation (Seafood, Vegetables, Meat, Poultry, Egg)
  • Food Safety / HACCP
  • Pathogen Management
  • Cleaning & Sanitation
  • Packaging (Nano/ Active Packaging)
  • Chemical Safety & Awareness
  • Product Development Process (Market Survey, Sensory Evaluation, Nutritional Composition Analysis)
  • Nano-food Contact Materials
  • Usage of analytical equipment (HPLC, ICP-OES, ICP-MS)


 Ling Li has experience with food safety and quality management areas, which includes:

  • Internal Auditing
  • Food Safety
  • Pathogen Management
  • Microbiology
  • Lean Manufacturing (NZQA Competitive Manufacturing Application & Core Skills Level 2
  • Risk Management Programmes 


Ling Li has a technical background in Food Science & Technology and has worked with both industry and regulators in New Zealand, Singapore and ASEAN member countries.

Bachelor Degree in Food Technology, Massey University [Singapore/ Albany Campus] 

Diploma in Applied Food Science and Nutrition – attained placement in Director’s List for academic achievement, Temasek Polytechnic [Singapore] 

Overseas student internship project – published journal in collaboration with Nanchang University in China in Mandarin [Translation of journal title: Extraction of sweet potato dietary fibre and its influence on quality of bread] 

Professional Member of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology [Committee Member in the Hawkes Bay region] 

Student Mentor for NZIFST & Royal Crest Product Development Project 2016 Lower North Island Challenge [Joint winner] 

Member of the Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology 

1st prize in Biennial Singapore Institute of Food Science and Technology student symposium [2009] 

MPI Accredited Persons for Sea Containers [Section 103 (7) of the Biosecurity Act 1993] 

Member in Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore Inter-Ministerial Committee (Food Security) Working Support Group 

Other journal includes – Efficacy Assessment of Nano-Food Contact Materials)

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