SPIFAN Stakeholder Panel (March 14, 2018)


Erik Konings , Nestlé Working Group Chair (Folate) ISO Representative

Erik Konings studied higher professional laboratory education with majors in analytical and clinical chemistry. After graduating in 1984, he started his professional career at the then called Food Inspection Service in Maastricht, the Netherlands. In 2001 he completed his PhD study “Dietary folates in human nutrition” at Maastricht University. During

this study, he obtained an MSc-degree in epidemiology. He is (co)author of more than 30 scientific publications. In September 2008, he started at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma, Italy, for a secondment as Scientific Officer at the Data Collection and Exposure Unit, and from there accepted, in June 2009, a position at the Nestlé Research Centre in Lausanne, Switzerland, currently in a role as Food Safety & Quality expert. He is active in several Standard Developing Organisations as AOAC INTERNATIONAL (Past- President), ISO, CEN, and IDF, and participates in the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS).

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