Dr Gbemenou Joselin Benoit Gnonlonfin is currently ECOWAS-USAID Senior SPS standards advisor. Prior to this, Dr Gnonlonfin worked for 10 years as research scientist at Benin National Agricultural Research Institute. He has also worked as consultant/expert in the African Union Inter-Bureau on Animal Resources (AU-IBAR)/African Union’s various projects especially on food safety and Codex Alimentarius related matters.
I am also Food Safety preventive controls for human food Lead Instructor. He has a vast experience in capacity building, risk assessment and management, and project design and implementation in the field of food safety, plan health, animal health and Trade and Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) at large.
He is a lead instructor for food safety preventive Control (FSPCA) for human food of the International Food Protection Training Institute (IFPTI) and the Institute for Food Safety and Health, Illinois Institute of Technology. He is also member of the Joint FAO/WHO Experts on Food Additives and Contaminants (JECFA). He is committee member of the African Society of Mycotoxicology (ASM).
He is one of the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) developing country experts. Further, he worked as a post-doctoral scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a master degree in applied microbiology from University of Botswana, and a PhD in food safety from University of Copenhagen, Denmark.