Dr. Erwan Engel

Erwan Engel is senior scientist at INRAE. He heads a research group near Clermont-Ferrand (MASS / QuaPA Research Unit). His research aims at enhancing both surveillance and control of human exposure to food chemical hazards. With the objective of strengthening the current food safety system, he coordinates the ANR SENTINEL Collaborative Research Project (CRP, 2020-2024) and the H2020 SAFFI Research and Innovation Action (RIA, 2020-2024). His research also aims at anticipating the chemical risks related to the coming transition towards sustainable food systems like the current massive transition towards organic food through the ANR SOMEAT (CRP, 2013-2017) or like the recent prospects offered by insect-based bioconversion through the INSECT4CITY French network he is chairing. He has also been expert for ANSES since 2018 in its food chemical risk assessment panel (CES ERCA) and in its working group dedicated to the next total diet study (GT EAT3).



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...

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861917