Hans Beuger is Senior Advisor Food Safety in the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). Hans graduated as a Food Technologist and has managerial experiences in several governmental organizations. The last decade he was responsible for the policy on food safety in industrial production, the development of new control methods and the coordination of food safety incidents. Last five years he managed the new risk based approach on food safety in the Netherlands, like the introduction of public-private-cooperation. February 2015 he changed his job to fulltime programme manager responsible for the assessment and acceptance of private assurance schemes.