Health & Food Safety Directorate General
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.