Prof. Dr. Hans Verhagen

Naam: Hans Verhagen

Werkgever: Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy

Functie: Owner and Founder



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Antioxidanten, Biobeschikbaarheid, Biomarkers, Functionele voedingsmiddelen, Mineralen, Vitamines, Voedingsprofielen / Nutrient profiling, Voedingssupplementen, Voedselcompositie / samenstelling, Voedselveiligheid, Volksgezondheid, Wetgeving (etiketteringswetgeving, warenwet, food law)

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I studied chemistry at the Universities of Nijmegen (NL) and Paris (FR) (MSc 1983), and did my PhD on food toxicology at the University of Maastricht (NL; thesis in 1989). From 1990-2000 I worked at the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute in Zeist (NL), and from 2000-2005 for Unilever in Vlaardingen (NL). From May 2005 I was employed at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, NL ( 2005-2012 as Head of the Centre for Nutrition and Health, and 2013-2015 as Senior Scientific Adviser ‘Nutrition and Food Safety’. I was editor-in-chief of “Food & Chemical Toxicology” (; 1999-2004), and Chief Editor of the “European Journal of Nutrition & Food Safety” (; 2011-2015). I was member of staff at the European Food Safety Authority, Parma, Italy (, from 2015 – 2018 as head of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Department, from 2018-2020 as Senior Scientific Officer. 


I am a board-certified toxicologist (since 1990) and a board-certified nutritionist (since 2005). From 2006-2015 I was member of the EFSA-NDA panel ( I am a visiting professor at the University of Ulster from 2009 (NI; From January 2021, I am also an adjunct professor at the Technical University of Denmark ( As of November 2020, I am the owner and consultant at Food Safety & Nutrition Consultancy, NL (;  


Total number of Web of Science publications (includes EFSA Scientific Opinions): 822. Number of full peer-reviewed papers: 180 (plus: Other papers 156; EFSA publications 11; Publications as editor 16; Other publications in Dutch 16). Hirsch Index (by January 2024): Web of Science: 59; Google Scholar: 63; Scopus: 48.

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