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Being a toxicologist, I have been working by contracts for the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) since 2002. EFSA is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety and EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.

The EFSA’s risk assessment work is done by EFSA’s Scientific Panels, which are composed of independent experts. Each Panel is responsible for a different area of the food chain, with their work coordinated by the Scientific Committee.

I work in close contact with the Panel on food contact materials, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids (CEF), which deals with questions on the safety of use of materials in contact with food, enzymes, flavourings and processing aids. My field of expertise is toxicological evaluation of chemically defined flavourings and I work as a scientific officer, and participate in working groups meetings and the CEF Plenary. For more information about EFSA:

I also work in close cooperation with the Health and Consumer Protection Directorate General of the European Commission (DG SANCO), which is mandated to "ensure food and consumer goods sold in the European Union (EU) are safe, that the EU's internal market works for the benefit of consumers and that Europe helps protect and improve its citizens' health." In the context of regulatory toxicology, DG-SANCO is responsible for developing frameworks for the safety assessment and regulation of: Pesticides ; Food Additives, Flavorings & Food-Contact Material ; Nutritional Supplements ; Contaminants ; Genetically Modified Organisms ; Nanoscale Particles

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Principles of Experimental Toxicology and Risk Assessment, Guildford University, UK

Nov 2000Dec 2000

Postgraduate course in Toxicology, Department of Pahrmacology, University of Copenhagen


M.Sc., Royal Danish School of Pharmacy

Sept 1978Jan 1985

Toxicokinetics and Metabolism, Guildford University, UK

Apr 2003 → …

Introduction to flavourings and their application, Leatherhead, UK

Nov 2002 → …

External positions

Scientific secretary, Toxicologist, Technical University of Denmark

2007 → …

Scientific secretary, Toxicologist, Danish Institute for Food and Veterinary Research


Scientific secretary, Toxicologist, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration



  • User defined:
  • DG SANCO (the Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs)
  • Flavourings
  • Risk assessment
  • Toxicology
  • EFSA (European Food Safety Authority)


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