The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has announced its new roster of experts for the Joint FAO/World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) for the 2023-2027 period. JECFA has been meeting since 1956 to evaluate the safety of food additives, contaminants, naturally occurring toxicants, and residues of veterinary drugs in food.

A total of 133 international scientific experts from 34 different countries, representing all FAO regions, were selected in response to the call for experts issued in 2022. The number of experts increased 58 percent compared to the previous roster.

Members of the roster will be considered for future activities of JECFA according to the expertise required and in accordance with the procedures described in the FAO/WHO framework for the provision of scientific advice. Members will participate in their individual capacities and not as representatives of their countries.

The full roster of experts can be viewed on FAO’s website.