Eric Jamin has been working for Eurofins Scientific in Nantes since 1995. After an initial PhD research work on stable isotope analysis of fruit and tobacco, he has been involved in quality assurance, client support and Research & Development in food analytical chemistry.
After an agricultural education, studied agricultural sciences with a focus on business administration, followed by a 2nd state examination at the Lower Saxony Chamber of Agriculture. Then postgraduate studies in industrial engineering with a focus on development economics.
Gerald A. Herrmann, an agricultural engineer, is a pioneer in the organic sector, since the 1980s. He is a worldwide renowned specialist and organic industry expert and speaker.
Kristian Holst Laursen
My scientific focus areas are plant nutrition, food quality, analytical chemistry and chemometrics. I have contributed to several studies aimed at unravelling the functional roles of nutrients in plant metabolism. I have also utilized my background in fundamental plant science for investigating the quality and authenticity of plant based food products. In these studies analytical methods have been developed for authenticating the geographical and agricultural origin of plants.
Petter Olsen has investigated seafood fraud in Europe, wine fraud in China, has led the development work for the European standard CWA 17369 "Authenticity and fraud in the feed and food chain - Concepts, terms, and definitions", and is the main author behind the report "Applications, limitations, costs, and benefits related to the use of blockchain technology in the food industry" which is available at the nofima.no website
Michael har en baggrund i Politiet, hvor han arbejdede i 22 år. Han startede med at køre patrulje på Nørrebro i firserne, og siden var han 10 år i PET. Han har taget en lederuddannelse i Politiet, hvor han til sidste fungerede som vicekriminalinspektør i Lyngby. For 13 år siden blev han ansat i Fødevarestyrelsen, hvor han fik til opgave at etablere og lede Fødevarekontrollens Rejsehold, som blev sat i verden som en politisk reaktion på en kødskandale. Rejseholdet talte i starten 6 årsværk, men er i dag vokset til en enhed på ca. 30 årsværk.
Valeria has a background in chemistry engineering with focus on environmental chemistry, with additional studies within business acumen from NKI (Norway) and a Master of Management from BI Norwegian Business School. Since September 2017 she has worked in Eurofins to further develop her knowledge within the food business, and in the autumn of 2018 she led the launch of a Food Fraud Network in Norway.
Ulrikke Benzon Penter
Product specialist in Coop Trading since 2012. I manage quality assurance, documentation, development and maintenance of Private Brand products (Änglamark, Coop and Xtra brand), to ensure adherence to applicable legislation and the Product and Quality demands from Coop Group. Active member of Coop Trading's fraud task force.
Rikke C. Dahl (Food Consultant)
Rikke has a M.Sc in Molecular Nutrition and Food Technology. She has worked for Eurofins Steins since 2015 in the Food Consultancy dept. Rikke was a founding member of the Eurofins Steins Food Fraud Intelligence Team (FFIT), which was established in 2016. The FFIT has developed the SAVE-system, which may be used as a screening tool when evaluating your vulnerability towards food fraud. The FFIT has also held several training courses, as well as issuing frequent news letters on the subject. A networking group on Food Fraud was established in 2018, where manufacturers and retailers meet to discuss the subject.
Henriette Schønwandt (Senior Food Consultant)
Henriette has a M.Sc in Dairy Science. She has worked for Eurofins Steins since 2015 in the Food Consultancy dept. Before this she worked in the capacity of QEHS manager for various sites at Arla Foods and other companies. Henriette was also a founding member of the Eurofins Steins Food Fraud Intelligence Team (FFIT).
Svend Aage Linde (CEO, Eurofins Food & Feed NDSC)
Svend Aage Linde has a MSc in Analytical Chemistry. He established in 1981 his own laboratory and developed it very successfully to become one of the leading Danish Test laboratories. In 2001 he joined the Eurofins Group and has since then been leading the Eurofins expansion in North Europe. He has been daily responsible for Eurofins Steins Laboratorium since 2006 and has qua his analytical chemistry background been the driving force to position Eurofins Steins in Denmark to become the leading national provider of test and consulting within Food Fraud.
Ulla Luhtasela (Head of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs Unit at Nestlé Nordics)
Participation in several European commissions working groups (during 2008-2012) in the field of: environmental and industrial contaminants, agricultural contaminants, import of risk feed and food, pesticide residues
Dr Ilke Haase
Dr. Ilka Haase studied food chemistry and received a PhD in food biochemistry at the Technical University of Munich. From 2006 -2013 she was research group leader of the working group “DNA based food analysis” at the University of Hamburg. In 2013 she joined Eurofins Genomics and is business development manager for food. She is member of several official working groups like e.g. the working-group “Biochemical and Molecular Biological Analysis” of the Food Chemical Society (German Chemical Society, chairman since 2017), the working group “Species Identification" of the DIN-Normenausschuss "Lebensmittel und landwirtschaftliche Produkte" and the § 64 LFGB working group "Differentiation of plant and animal species" and of the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety.
Jørgen Kruhl Jensen
Since being hired as a legal officer in the Ministry of Agriculture in 1990, I have been involved with the food sector both in relation to the regulatory framework and the organization of the control. Over the years, I have been involved in the implementation of the Single European Market, the revision of food law to one law, the jointing of food and veterinary controls under national auspices and the implementation of the Smiley scheme.
Liz is a Public Analyst with 27 years’ experience in the testing of food and animal feed, the fields of consumer safety, forensic toxicology and environmental testing, starting her career at the City Analyst’s Laboratory in Liverpool in 1992. She joined Eurofins in 2003, working in several food testing labs around the UK and is now based at the Head Office in Wolverhampton. Specialist areas include food fraud, food labelling, the adulteration or substitution of food with lower quality or harmful foods and contamination of food and feed. Liz was involved in the investigations and testing which followed the Sudan dyes scandal in 2003 and the horse meat scandal in 2013.
Vibeke has a back ground as Development Manager and Quality Manager within the food industry in Denmark and Sweden. Besides that, she has worked as a food safety auditor in food and feed production. Today she is responsible for DNV GL teams delivering management and certification solutions in North Europe. Vibeke has done both in-house and open training related to food fraud for participants along all the supply chain.