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Prof. Dr. Alfred Hagen Meyer

Dr. Alfred H. Meyer

Professor Dr. Meyer is a partner of meyer.rechtsanwälte partnerschaft mbB.

The focus of his legal work lies on all facets of food law and the law on food contact materials and commodity items, e.g. product development, labelling and health claims, risk assessment and crisis management as well as lobbying at the national and European levels. An honorary professor at the TU Munich, Prof. Meyer has lectured on food law at the Institute for Food Chemistry, TU Munich, since the 1995/1996 winter semester.

Prof. Dr. Meyer's academic achievements are evidenced by over 200 publications, including a legal commentary on food advertising in Fezer (Ed.), "UWG – Lauterkeitsrecht" (C.H. Beck Verlag, 3. edition 2014), and a legal commentary, issued in cooperation with Prof. Streinz, on Regulation (EC) No. 178/2002 and on the German Law on Foodstuffs (C.H. Beck, 2nd 2012). He is also editor of the text collection "Meyer – Lebensmittelrecht" published by C.H. Beck, one of the editors of the manuals "Functional Food" published by Behr's, as well as being an author and the editor responsible for themes in the "Römpp Lexikon Lebensmittelchemie" (Thieme).

Editor of the German food review "Deutscher Lebensmittel Rundschau".

Prof. Dr. Meyer is chairman of the committee on legal affairs of the German Associations on Food for Specific Groups (Diätverband), managing director of the Research Centre for German and European Food Law in Bayreuth, chairman of the administrative board of the German Nutrition Society (DGE) and of the scientific advisory board of the German Dairy Industry Association (MIV).

Corresponding member of the working group on nutrition issues of the Food Chemistry Society within the German Chemical Society (GDCh).

Prof. Dr. Meyer is a regular a leading participant at German and international events, delivering his speeches in both German and English.



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