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Dr. Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier

Dr. Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier

Dr. Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier
ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Centre for Quality Management and Food Law
Einsiedlerstrasse 28
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 57 04
evelyn.kirchsteiger-meier@zhaw.ch

Personal profile

Management role

Head, Head of Center for Quality Management and Food Law

Position at the ZHAW

Lecturer Quality Management / Food Law / Food Safety
Guest Lecturer International Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University (http://www.canr.msu.edu/iflr/meet-our-team/)

http://www.zhaw.ch/ilgi/qm-lebensmittelrecht/

Professional development teaching

Expertise and research interests

- Food Law of Switzerland and the European Union; US food safety legislation
- Chairmanship of yearly conference in food law (www.zhaw.ch/lebensmittelrecht-tagung/)
- Study director of CAS in food law (www.zhaw.ch/cas-lebensmittelrecht/)
- Self supervision concepts according to food law requirements (inluding prerequisites, HACCP, traceability)
- QM systems and certifications in food business operations (e.g., food safety management systems according to ISO/FSSC 22000; integrated process management systems; continuous improvement; business excellence)

Educational background

2014-2017: PhD in Food Law, University of Bayreuth, Germany (Prof. M. Möstl). Theme: Comparative analysis on food hygiene law in the European Union, Switzerland and the USA. Published as volume 38 of the series of publications on food law of the Research Centre for German and European Food Law (FLMR) of the University of Bayreuth (http://www.lmr.uni-bayreuth.de/de/schriftenreihe/index.html)

2012: Certifiate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in University Didactic, Zurich University of Teacher Education (PH Zürich)
2005: Advanced Studies in "Principles of Business Management”, University of Zurich
1991 - 1997: Studies in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Basel, Switzerland (dipl. phil. II). Diploma thesis at the Friedrich Miescher Institute, Basel, entitled: “Mapping of the amino acids of the gene III product of cauliflower mosaic virus involved in the interaction with the major coat protein”.


Professional milestones

From Aug. 2008: Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Wädenswil: Lecturer/Head of Center for Quality Management and Food Law.
2007 - 2008: Nestlé Switzerland, Vevey: Project Manager for entire Swiss Market for Certification of ISO 22000 and Nestlé Quality Management System (NQMS).
2000 - 2007: Nestlé Switzerland, Wangen Factory: Factory QA Manager.
1998 - 2000: Nestec, Vevey: Scientific assistant in Biotechnology Coordination.

Membership of networks

Projects

Publications

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters

Other publications

Kirchsteiger-Meier, E. (2018). Medienmitteilung/Fachliche Zusammenfassung der 13. Wädenswiler Lebensmittelrecht-Tagung vom 3. Mai 2018: «Soft Law» – Praktische Relevanz und rechtliche Bedeutung von Leitfäden und Co. doi.org/10.21256/zhaw-4299