Misleading food health claims: bon appetite!

Annual NUTRIM Symposium 18 November 2020

Biography Alie de Boer
How can you scientifically proof that foods are legally safe and healthy? As Assistant Professor nutrition and food law at Campus Venlo of Maastricht University (the Netherlands), Alie studies the interplay between nutritional sciences and (European) food law to analyse the position of scientific evidence in food authorisation procedures as well as the effects of such legislation and policies. After obtaining her PhD at Maastricht University in 2015 on the interactions between nutrition and medicine in effect and law, Alie has founded the Food Claims Centre Venlo, the first research centre to conduct multi- and interdisciplinary research into nutrition and (EU) food law. She gives public lectures about nutrition, novel foods and health claims. Alie aims to contribute to increasing knowledge and awareness on health and safety of nutrition and how this is regulated.

NUTRIM | School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism
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