Karin Gromann, Austria

As head of the department for Food Safety and Consumer Protection Chemical and technological Risks, Genetic engineering within the scope of the food law of the Federal Ministry for Health and Women in Vienna and chairwoman of the Codex Sub-Commission for Cosmetic Products, I participate and represent Austria in the preparation of directives, regulations and decisions at EU level (Council and Commission working groups) and their national implementation into Austrian law. Furthermore, I am responsible for the coordination and planning of projects such as Nanotrust, Nanoinformationsplattform or projects concerning chemical risks. Part of my work also concerns the training and further education of food control bodies.