Nathalie Henin, Ph.D., assists Keller and Heckman attorneys and their clients by advising on scientific and regulatory compliance matters as they relate to EU food laws. In particular, she provides assessment of the legal status of ingredients and substances based on their composition and properties, such as novel foods, food additives, processing aids, functional ingredients, feed additives and materials, and substances produced by fermentation with genetically modified microorganisms, among others. She also evaluates new techniques and gives regulatory advice and practical solutions in innovation and development.
Nathalie drafts or contributes to EU or national authorization dossiers regarding novel foods, food additives, food enzymes, and foods for special medical purposes. She advises on food analysis and toxicological studies to be performed and. if required, can organize such studies with CROs. She also validates compliance with EU regulations such as labeling, substantiation of claims, and genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Nathalie worked as a scientific and regulatory affairs director and gained experience as a lobbyist in the food and agrochemical industries, focusing specifically on nutrition, food labeling, and food safety within the EU.
Nathalie received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) with her doctoral dissertation focusing on AICAriboside and its effect on the metabolism of lipids. She also earned a Master in Business administration (MBA).