Joris is a partner based in Brussels with an unrivaled knowledge of the scientific and regulatory aspects of botanicals used in food, supplements, and other products. During his years at the Belgian Ministry of Health, he acquired a vast experience in notifications and mutual recognition procedures in the EU. He follows closely all developments on novel foods, quality and safety requirements for nutrients, plants and other substances. Joris started his professional career at a multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company where he acquired an in-depth knowledge of technical and scientific data, crucial to identify the ideal approach to market products. He then worked for seven years in the Belgian Ministry of Health where he gained his knowledge of European food law, food supplements, and traditional herbal medicines.