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The EQAS Accreditation Commission

The EQAS Accreditation Commission (European Quality Assurance Scheme) has a crucial role in the procedure of awarding the EQAS-Food Label. It consists of ten members of whom seven are academics (covering the different disciplines of Food Science and Technology), two representatives from industry and one student.

Role

The Accreditation Commission reviews requests of HEI for accreditation of degree programmes and decides on the composition of the audit teams. It takes the final decision about the award of the EQAS-Food Label. The Accreditation Commission meets three times a year.

Composition

As of 20 July 2016:

Rui Costa, Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra- Chair

Jesus Frias, Dublin Institute of TechnologySecretary

Julian Drausinger, ETP Food for Life

Danila Di Pretoro, University of Teramo

Peter Ho, University of Leeds

Saverio Mannino, University of Milan

Estela Nunes, University of West Santa Catarina

Pedro Queiroz, Portuguese Federation of Food Industries

Winfried Russ, University of Applied Science Weihenstephan-Triesdorf