Prof. Dr. ir. MH (Marcel) Zwietering
Wageningen University and Research

Marcel Zwietering is professor in Food Microbiology at Wageningen University. His research focusses on quantitative microbiology, risk assessment, microbiological criteria and food safety management. He has published over 200 paper. He is editor of the International Journal of Food Microbiology and member of the editorial board of the Journal of Food Protection. At IAFP2019 he was awarded the Elmer Marth Educator Award and the International Leadership Award. He is member of the International Commission on Microbiological Specifications for Foods (ICMSF) and was elected chair in 2020. He teaches in courses from basic Food Microbiology BSc courses, to specialised MSc and PhD courses like Advanced Food Microbiology, Food Safety Risk Assessment and Food Safety Management. He is also involved in an on-line distance BSc course and MSc course and has together with the Toxicology section developed a Food Safety MOOC with a large international audience.    

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Food safety for infants

  • 08 December 2020
  • Aside from breast milk that is recommended as the gold standard at WHO level, infant formulas and ba...

Pediatric News

  • 20 July 2020
  • In 2020, the EPA-UNEPSA working group on nutrition has joined forces with a consortium of European r...

Furan in food – EFSA confirms health concerns

  • 12 May 2020
  • Consumer exposure to furan and methylfurans in food could lead to possible long-term liver damage. T...

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