Renata Clarke

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Renata holds a BSc in Chemistry from the University of the West Indies and a PhD in Food Science and Technology from the Technical University of Nova Scotia. For the last 20 years she has worked for FAO where she is Head of Food Safety and Quality. While with FAO, she has overseen the development and implementation of numerous capacity development projects in all regions. For the last eight years, she has led the FAO Food Safety Programme and has promoted integrated programmes of technical assistance aimed at enhancing the capacities of countries to assure the safety of their food supplies. Under her leadership, the FAO Food Safety Programme has produced a variety of publications and online tools to support countries’ efforts to strengthen national systems of food control and to enhance their engagement in global food standardsetting processes of the Codex Alimentarius Commission. Renata has guided new innovative work on the assessment of food control systems and on promoting transparent and evidence-based decision-making on food safety. She also provides general oversight to the FAO Programme for the Provision of Food Safety Scientific Advice, which underpins Codex standard setting.