Gerald G. Moy served as the GEMS/ Food Manager in the ‘Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses’ at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva for over 20 years. GEMS/ Food is a joint WHO/ UNEP programme to monitor levels and trends of contaminants in the food supply and the diet and was instrumental in promoting total diet studies, including the convening of five international and several regional workshops and training courses beginning in 1999. Gerry is, currently, the co-editor for two books – Total Diet Studies (Springer, New York) and Encyclopedia of Food Safety (Elsevier, London). Among other consulting work, he has peer-reviewed reports of several total diet studies, including those for Australia and Papua New Guinea. He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of the China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment, the Technical Advisory Group of World Food Program and the WHO International Virtual Advisory Group on Mass Gatherings and is active in the International Union of Food Science and Technology.

Véronique Sirot (ANSES) is a doctor of epidemiology and public health and, since 2005, scientific coordinator in the Risk Assessment Department of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES). She works in the field of risk assessment to provide inputs for the scientific committees of ANSES. In charge of studies on exposure to food chemicals, she was part of the coordination team for the second French TDS (2005-2011) and is now involved in the on-going French infants’ TDS (2010-2014). Moreover, she participated in the EFSA working group on Total Diet Studies (2010-2011). She also works in the field of risk/benefit evaluations of food intake, especially seafood. Author and co-author of about 40 articles in the field of dietary exposure and risk/benefit assessment, she also participates in several research projects.

Fanny Heraud (EFSA) has eight years experience in data collection and exposure assessment. She started work at the French Agency responsible for food safety (ANSES) in 2005 and coordinated field studies and risk assessment related to the chlordecone.In 2008, she became the deputy head of the Chemical Exposure and Quantitative Risk Assessment Unit (ANSES) and was in charge of ‘pesticides residues in food’. In 2011, she joined the Dietary and Monitoring Unit of the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA). Fanny provides support to the expert panels in exposure assessment in field of contaminants (dioxins, acrylamide, mycotoxins), conducts methodological developments in exposure modelling and contributes to implementation of EU Menu, an initiative to collect harmonised food consumption data throughout Europe.

Stefan Voorspoels (VITO) is a pharmacist who specialises in analytical toxicology. He has expertise in a wide variety of organic and inorganic analytical techniques and food matrices. He has worked as a scientific officer at the European Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM) where he was responsible for the certification of reference materials for food and environment. There, he developed a profound interest, knowledge and expertise in measurement quality and uncertainty. Currently, Stefan is scientific team leader of the analytical research team at the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO). VITO is a contract research organization that develops, validates and applies analytical methodologies for amongst other things food analysis. The activities of VITO are ISO17025 accredited. Among his current research interests are new and emerging pollutants that have only recently entered our food chain and environment.

Ana Morais (INSA), Head of Communication at Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA) since 2009, has been working in health communication since 2004. Supporting the Executive Board and the Departments of the Institute, her main duties are based on the marketing and communication plan objectives: brand awareness actions, website/web 2.0 content management, new business opportunities development, client relation management and outreach projects definition. Her education on international relations and political science, health communication and public health demonstrate her determination and commitment to the health field especially rising up the importance of communication on the path to improve health and reduce the diseases. Ana is the Portuguese focal point of the WHO ePORTUGUÊSe Network (platform to support the development of human resources for health in Portuguese-speaking Member States) and associated member of the European Social Marketing Association.

Luísa Oliveira (INSA) coordinates the Monitoring and Surveillance Unit of the Food and Nutrition Department of the Portuguese National Health Institute (INSA) and the Portuguese Food Information Resource Programme (PortFIR) since 2008. Currently, her main scientific areas of work are food composition and contamination data compilation and management, data quality, total quality management, EFQM excellence model and total diet studies. She coordinated the 2006 edition of Tabela da Composição de Alimentos (INSA), was responsible for the creation of the Portuguese network on food composition within PortFIR and has been the Portuguese EuroFIR national compiler since 2005. Luísa is a member of EFSA’s Expert Group on Chemical Occurrence and participated in EFSA’s Working Group on Total Diet Studies and Technical Working Group on Data Collection. She coordinates and/ or is a team member of several national and international projects some of which involve networking and interaction with stakeholders.

Isabel Castanheira (INSA) is a principal scientist at the Instituto Nacional de Saúde Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), the Portuguese National Health Institute, and chair of TC 23 IMEKO Food and Nutrition Metrology. Her research activities are performed within three interacting themes namely: Bioinorganic Chemistry, Food Safety and Quality, and Metrology of Food and Nutrition. She is interested in analysing and studying the content of classical nutrients and contaminants in food products in terms of the comparability and reliability of the measurement values. Presently, this is undertaken as part of ORQUE SUDOE EU Project and Total Diet Study Exposure as well as other national and inter-continental projects. Her contribution to ORQUE SUDOE is focused on scientific aspects of food analysis originated from backyards of Sado estuary. The work in TDS-Exposure is focused on human exposure to food contaminants including heavy metals. She is appointed responsibility for Task 9.9 – Quality Management Practices, and cooperates scientifically with WP5 – Development and implementation of (a) quality standard framework for TDS Centres in Europe. Both work packages are committed to the development of a dedicated quality system, initially in pilot countries, but to be extended to all participating organizations.