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Dr. Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier

Dr. Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier

Dr. Evelyn Kirchsteiger-Meier
ZHAW School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
Einsiedlerstrasse 28
8820 Wädenswil

+41 (0) 58 934 57 04

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/)


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(comparative analysis on food hygiene law in the European Union, Switzerland and the USA)
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 22000:2005 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



Books and editorships

Non-peer-reviewed articles/chapters