Jean-Baptiste Perrin is a veterinarian epidemiologist, who served as a veterinary public health inspector in the French public administration for 10 years. He worked first for the national agency for food safety (Anses) and then for the French Ministry of Agriculture, where he was in charge of epidemiological surveillance in animal health and in the food chain. In 2018, he left the French administration and moved to Berlin, where he worked for the German Federal Ministry of Agriculture, in the Department of Veterinary Affairs in Exports. He joined the European Commission in February 2020, and since then serves as legislative officer in the Unit ‘Food Hygiene and Food Fraud’ of DG-SANTE. There, he is in charge of policies on zoonoses monitoring, surveillance and control of Salmonella and Campylobacter, and decontamination of food.
Jean-Baptiste Perrin will present the findings of the evaluation carried out by the European Commission on the European legislation for the treatment of food with ionising radiation. The evaluation started in 2018 and was carried out under the ‘Better Regulation’ framework. It aims to assess whether Directives 1999/2/EC and 1999/3/EC are still fit for purpose, considering five different criteria: relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, EU-added value and coherence.