<b>Patrick Coppens</b>, <b>Food Supplements Europe</b>
Patrick Coppens
Director Regulatory & Scientific Affairs
Food Supplements Europe

As Director Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, Patrick is heading up the Food Supplement’s Europe work in the area of food law, in particularly focussing on botanicals, REFIT and relationship with EFSA. He is also in charge of the organisation’s scientific work in the field of public health. Previously he has held various positions within the Dutch Royal Numico group in the area of scientific and regulatory affairs and quality assurance and has been closely involved in debates on food safety, food labelling, health claims and addition of nutrients to foods both on national and international level. In January 2005 he joined EAS Strategies, the Brussels-based advisors specialising in regulatory and strategic advice on nutritional products, where he currently is the Regional Director for Europe, Middle-East & Africa alongside his role at Food Supplements Europe.