Elisabeth Nellen-Regli Dipl. Pharmacist, Food Chemist

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Until she retired in 2016, Elisabeth Nellen-Regli was the deputy head of the Food and Nutrition department of the Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO). Prior to joining this Office, she worked for the Federal Office of Public Health for several years.


At the FSVO, Elisabeth Nellen-Regli primarily oversaw approvals of foods and assessments of specialised foods, food supplements and health claims, and the classification of substances as either foods or drugs. Most recently, Ms Nellen-Regli was closely involved in drafting the new Swiss Foodstuffs Act.


After qualifying as a chemical laboratory technician initially, Elisabeth Nellen-Regli went on to earn a degree in pharmacology from the Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In 2011, she successfully completed a Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) degree in Food Safety Management at the University of Basel.