Summer School - Food, Toxicology and EU law

Locatie:  Campus Venlo
Tijd:  10.30 uur- 15.00 uur
Datum:  02 juli 2018 - 04 juli 2018
Prijs:€ 600,00

'Food, toxicology and EU law’ is the Summer School for professionals who are trained in either life sciences or (food) law, but encounter both fields in their profession. This Summer School, organized for the second time by the Food Claims Centre Venlo from Maastricht University, aims to facilitate bridging the gap between both expertises (food/toxicology and EU food law) and to establish a field of common academic understanding.

Scientific evidence can be used more effectively in regulatory procedures after introducing lawyers to toxicological concepts and toxicologists to legal concepts, which will increase mutual understanding of their respective disciplines. Therefore, this Summer School is of interest for professionals within the food industry, having either a legal or a life science background but with a specific interest in the other field (either life sciences or food law).

Various lectures, case discussions and a workshop will demonstrate how life sciences (and specifically nutrition and toxicology) and food law affect each other. Increased insights into the impact that life sciences and law have on each other, can lead to more successful practices under EU food law and successful collaborations between both fields in food companies, public authorities and academia. Apart from presenting the participants with a general understanding of the field of toxicology and EU food law, the main aim of the course is to introduce and discuss upon points where both fields meet.

Costs and registration

Costs for the Summer School will be €600,-

  • This includes the 2,5-day programme, dinner and lunches and coffee/tea during the programme
  • Accommodation and transportation costs are not included.


Dr. Alie de Boer
+31 (0)6 270 716 48