Bernd van der Meulen

Bernd van der Meulen

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Subject Matter Expert, Food Laws and Regulations in China

Bernd van der Meulen ( is director of the European Institute for Food Law ( and professor of Comparative Food Law at Renmin University of China School of law, through the Program of Top-level Foreign Experts of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs of the People’s Republic of China. He is also member of the board of the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) (

Prof. Van der Meulen provides consultancy in food legal matters.

Prof. Van der Meulen published on topics such as EU food law (for example, the EU Food Law Hanbook, International food law (for example The Global Arena of Food Law: Emerging Contours of a Meta-Framework, on private standards (for example Private food law: governing food chains through contract law self-regulation, private standards, audits and certification schemes, Chinese food law, and on the human right to food.

Prof. van der Veulen is a guest contributor to the IFLR course Food Laws and Regulations in China.