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Hans Verhagen

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Senior Scientific Advisor Nutrition and Food Safety, National Institute for Public Health and Environment, RIVM

Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen (1957) is Senior Scientific Advisor ‘Nutrition and Food Safety’ at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands. He studied at the Universities of Nijmegen (NL), Paris (FR), and Maastricht (NL).

He worked in contract research (TNO, NL) and for industry (Unilever). He is board-certified as nutritionist and as toxicologist. He was member of the EFSA-NDA Panel from 2006-2015. Current interests are health claims, integrated benefit-risk, novel foods, food safety, food additives, food fortification, biomarkers, antioxidants, food reformulation, nutrient profiles, logo’s, food security.

Since 2009 he is a visiting professor at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland).

From 1November 2015, he will be Head of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Department (RASA), European Food Safety Authority, EFSA.

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