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Organizing Committee

Imanol De La Fuente Arteagabeitia

Imanol graduated as Veterinary surgeon (with specialty in Bromatology, Food safety and Food technology) by the Leon Veterinary School, Spain, and also holds a Diploma in Public Health from the Spanish National School of Public health. He has undertaken research in aflatoxins and completed several courses in the area of animal production and food safety.

Imanol has worked for de Vizcaya local government in animal diseases control, as well as for Bilbao city council as Official Veterinarian, with roles in the official lab, dairy industries controls and abattoir inspection. Imanol took a break from this position to become the General Director of Industries and Food Quality for the Basque Country Government for some time, after which he returned to his role as Official veterinarian until his retirement in 2020.

Other appointed responsibilities include his role as Secretary of the Veterinary College of Vizcaya and member of the managing board of the National Association of Technical Sanitary Directors of abattoirs and meat industries (ADITSIC) for the Basque Country, Navarra and Cantabria. He has been involved in different roles as part of the Assocation of Food safety Specialist Veterinarians (AVESA), which he presides since 2013.