Dr Samuel Godefroy

Global Food Regulatory Science Society, President



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About this speaker

Samuel Godefroy is the former Director General of Health Canada’s Food Directorate, Canada’s Food Standard Setting body and a former Vice Chair of the FAO/WHO Codex Alimentarius Commission.  

Dr. Godefroy assumed senior food regulatory positions at the executive level with Health Canada for over 15 years. 

Prof. Godefroy is the founder and the current president of the Global Food Regulatory Science Society, a non-for-profit organization, aiming to promote food regulatory science disciplines at the international level. 

Samuel is currently Full Professor of Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policies in the Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada and is leading the development of a Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform (PARERA), hosted by the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of Université Laval. 

Prof. Godefroy currently serves as a senior food science and regulatory expert on a number of advisory bodies and committees domestically and internationally, including on the International Advisory Committee of the China Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA). Prof. Godefroy also serves as a strategic and operational advisor to international food safety capacity building initiatives focused on regulatory enhancement, implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). 

Health talks

Topics Covered

Safe food along supply chains


Government action


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