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. 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 where he leads the Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform (FRAREP), hosted by the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF). He is also the Board President and founding member of the Global Food Regulatory Science Society (GFoRSS).
Before joining Université Laval in 2015, Dr. Godefroy completed a secondment with the World Bank’s Global Food Safety Partnership where he led the Strategic Development of this initiative. Dr. Godefroy assumed senior food regulatory positions at the executive level with Health Canada for over 10 years. He currently serves as a senior food science and regulatory expert on a number of advisory bodies and committees domestically and internationally, including as Chair of International Risk Assessment Committee (IRAAC) of the Saudi Food and Drug Authority and member of 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).
Dr. Godefroy has authored over 80 scientific publications and book chapters and is an international editorial board member for various scientific journals related to food safety and nutrition.
Samuel received his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI). He holds degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering from the same University and from the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris, France.