Dr. M.C. (Cecilia) Kühn

Name

Name: Dr. -Ing. M.C. Kühn
First name: Martha Cecilia
Email: c.kuhn@foodcomply.com

Work

Description: Adjunct food law researcher and lecturer
Organization: WU Social Sciences
Organization unit: Law and Governance

Phone (direct): 0317 421868
Phone (secretary): 0317 484159

Visiting address: Hollandseweg 1
6706KN, Wageningen

Building/Room: 201/5047

Postal address: Postbus 8130
6700EW, Wageningen

Courier: 4B

Biography

Cecilia Kühn is an industrial food regulatory-technical specialist (30 years experience). She is adjunct lecturer and
researcher in applied food law, and is also project director of EU Food Comply and Foodlink Forum. She has
combined experience in applied food law and regulatory compliance as well as food research and development at
food companies and multinationals. She uses her company experience to find practical solutions to food law
questions and problems. Her core competence in food law is product compliance for EU market entry.

Expert profile

Expertise: - Food law and regulatory compliance
- Food Sciences and Technology
- Nutrition
- Food safety
- Food mediation

Keywords: - Food law
- Regulatory compliance
- Industrial food R&D
- Innovation management
- Food Science and tenchology
- Industrial cost reduction

Publications

Key publications: - Importing food into the EU (Ch. 18 in ISBN 978-90-8686-246-7)
- The functional foods dossier: Building solid health claims (ISBN 90-5859-004-6)
- State of the European Health Ingredients and Functional Foods Market 1999 (ISBN 90-5859-0038)

Publication list: Dr. Kühn has published in the fields of food law, food science & technology, industrial food application and market.

Book chapers (non-refereed)

2014
Importing food into the EU.
Kühn, M.C. and Montanari, F. (2014)
In: EU Food Law Handbook. / Meulen, B.M.J. van der.
Wageningen Academic Publishers, p. 443 - 470

Books

2006; 2004
The functional foods dossier: Building solid health claims. How to prepare the scientific dossier for health claims of
European functional foods. Practical industrial guide.
Korver, O., Kühn, M.C. and Richardson, D.P. (2nd ed. 2006; 1st ed. 2004).
Wageningen: Foodlink Forum

1999
State of the European Health Ingredients and Functional Foods Market 1999.
Kühn, M.C. (1999)
Foodlink Forum (Wageningen, Netherlands)

Outsourcing Food R&D. Practical industrial guide.
Kühn, M.C. (1999)
Foodlink Forum (Wageningen, Netherlands)

Creating Future Business Opportunities.
Kühn, M.C. (1999)
Foodlink Forum (Wageningen, Netherlands)

Non-referred articles

2007
European Functional Foods: Challenges Beyond the Regulatory Milestone.
Kühn, M. C. (2007)
Food Highlights 15 p. 1-11.

2006
European Issues in Functional Food Business Development. Viewpoint Functional Foods
Kühn, M.C. (2006)
Kennedy's Confection, 1 (January), p 24  - 26.

2003
Functional Foods: Update on European Health Claim Legislation 2003.
Kühn, M.C. (2003)
Food Highlights Nr. 7.

2001
Groeimarkt op Nieuw Terrein. Functional Foods sterk in ontwikkeling".
Kühn, M.C. (2001)
Voedingsmiddelen Industrie, Mai 2001  p. 22 - 25.

Outsourcing Food R&D. Comprehensive question & answer session.
Kühn, M.C. (2001)
International Food Ingredients 6 p. 44 - 46.
 

2000
'Food Application' stimuleert voeddingsmiddenmarkten"
Kühn, M.C. (2000)
In: VMT's Ingrediëntenwijzer 2000.
Keesing Noordervliet BV, p. 7 - 10.

1999
Outsourcing in Spain
Kühn, M.C. (1999)
International Food Ingredients 1 p. 35 - 38.

Food application boosts ingredient markets.
Kühn, M.C. (1999)
Food highlights 1.

Health Foods Europe 1999".
Kühn, M.C. (1999)
International Food Ingredients 5 p. 59 – 62.

1998
R&D looking outside
Kühn, M.C. (1998)
International Food Ingredients 5, p. 34 - 38.

Outsourcing in Germany.
Kühn, M.C. (1998)
International Food Ingredients 6 p. 21 - 24.

Boosting Business
Kühn, M.C. (1998)
International Food Ingredients 5 p. 40 - 44.

1997
Nutraceuticals in the USA
Kühn, M.C. (1997)
International Food Ingredients 5  p. 31 – 32.

1996
South America. The European Link
Kühn, M.C. (1995)
International Food Ingredients 3  p. 30 – 33. 

1995
Latin America's Interest in Food Ingredients. Fi South America '95 review.
Kühn, M.C. (1995)
International Food Ingredients 5 p. 42 - 43.

Degrees

PhD in Food Technology at Technical University Munich, Germany (1987)
MSc. in Food Science and Technology, minor in Nutrition at Oregon State University, USA (1982)
BSc. in Biochemistry at McGill University, Canada (1977)
Additional training in food law, mediation (Harvard Law School) and safety.

Work experience

Project Director, EU Food Comply, Netherlands
Global Project Director, Foodlink Forum, Netherlands
Project group manager, Unilever, Germany
Senior food technologist and marketing advisor, Corporate New Business Development unit, DSM (Gist brocades),
Netherlands
Product development manager, Unilever (URL), Netherlands
Adjunct food law lecturer and researcher, Wageningen University, Netherlands
Liaison scientist, German Federal Research Center for Food Chemistry, Germany
Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University, USA

Research

Focus on food regulatory compliance, EU entry documents and requirements of industrial foods to the European
Union.

Teaching

Applied food law, Food Law course LAW-30806