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Isabelle De Froidmont Goertz

Isabelle De Froidmont Goertz

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Project Officer, DG Research & Innovation, F3 Agri Food Chain European Commission

She is currently Scientific Officer in the unit Food, Health and Well-being in the Commission Research Directorate General. She is working in the area of nutrition and food-related diseases. She joined the Commission in 1991, in the Agriculture Directorate General in the unit of legislation relating to animal nutrition.

She participated in the negotiations for the European Area Agreement and for the adhesion of candidate countries and was involved in the management of :

  1. Scientific Committee of Animal Nutrition (SCAN) dealing with the scientific opinion on additives in feedingstuff
  2. Committee of Experts in Methods of Analysis (GEMA) dealing with the elaboration on new legislation for official control of additives, undesirable substances, sampling.

She joined the Research Directorate General in 1994 as a Scientific Officer in the unit “Measurement & Testing”. She was working in the area of food safety, agriculture and fight against fraud. Her precedent post was administrator at the Food and Veterinary Office (Directorate General Health and Consumer Protection) in Dublin. Her duties included the coordination of the follow-up of inspections to develop strategy in the area of food safety, animal health, phytosanitary concerns and animal welfare. She started her professional career as an assistant at the Laboratories R. Debré working on a research project in forensic science using DNA. She holds a degree in agronomic engineering – Faculté Agronomique de Gembloux, Belgium.