The Consumer Protection and Healthcare Professions Directorate assesses the risks involved in handling chemicals and radiation, raises public awareness and draws up protection strategies. In addition, its remit covers basic and continuing education for the medical professions requiring university qualifications and the exercise of these professions.
The directorate helps to create a legislative framework on an international level, plays a coordinating role for Switzerland and is involved in the creation of fair, clear and internationally harmonised legislation for consumers and business. It is responsible for monitoring products and implementing legislation.
Head of Consumer Protection Directorate (since 2007), Deputy Director (since 2007), Member of the Senior management
2001–2004 Head of Compliance with Foodstuffs Regulation Division, FOPH | 1997–2001 Head of Foodstuffs of Animal Origin Unit, FOPH | 1989–1997 Head of Meat Laboratory Division, Migros Cooperative, Courtepin | 1987–1989 Chemist, Ilford AG, Marly
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Last modification 09.12.2020