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Chercheur-expert en sûreté des aliments, Université de Montpellier

Biography Dr Didier Montet

Dr. Didier Montet got his Ph.D. in Food microbiology in 1984 at the University of Montpellier. Since than he has been doing research in the food area and specifically in food safety for more than 35 years. He was the creator and team leader of Control of contaminants along the food chain (Food Safety team) at CIRAD in Montpellier, France for ten years.

He is a national expert in Biotechnology and additives at the National French Agency for food safety (Anses). He is the Cirad representative for EFSA (article 36). His main research topic concerns the understanding of the microbial ecology of food and food-safety. He has published nearly 160 papers and 7 books as editor in the field of food (Fermentations, traceability). He run different European Projects (3C Ivoire) and participated in different European projects (Innovkar, After, Collab4safety, AsiFood, Autent-Net, Dafrali, Caravan). He was food expert for the French Embassy in south-east Asia and was professor at the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand (1997-1999). He is doing different expertises in the world concerning National food safety organizations (together with FAO, French Embassy and several international NGO Foundations). He developed a methodology of using collective expertise to identify food hazards that can be used, without high expenses, all over the world and published this work for Egypt, Ivory Coast, Senegal, RD Congo, Morocco and SE Asia. His work for the European Aid Project conducted to the creation of the Ivory Coast food agency in 2015.
In 2018, He was enrolled by the French Embassy to help the government of Philippines to build its food safety system of training. He was also enrolled by FAO to help Mauritius to improve its food safety system.


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    Chercheur-expert en sûreté des aliments, Université de Montpellier