Past President Emeritus Professor Kofi Aidoo has been appointed to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants (JECFA).

Kofi was the Institute’s President from 2015-2016 and is also a Fellow of the Institute. Kofi is also the Professor of Food Safety and Microbiology at the Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS) at Glasgow Caledonian University.

The Committee evaluates food additives, contaminants and naturally occurring toxins in food, and residues of veterinary drugs. The Committee is made up of international experts from 29 countries, all members of the UN. Kofi Aidoo will remain on the expert committee of the United Nations in Rome until 2027.

The Institute congratulates Kofi on his appointment and wish him all the best in this role.