Speaker profile

Elena Emelianova

Elena Emelianova

Scientific Evaluator, Food Packaging Materials and Incidental Additives Section, Health Canada

Dr. Elena Emelianova has 15 years of experience on regulatory assessment and compliance of food contact materials and chemical products used in food processing by working as a scientific evaluator of Federal Ministry of Health in Canada.  She received her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry, and has a scientific background in analytical, environmental and polymer chemistry. Prior to joining Health Canada, Dr. Emelianova was a professor at the St. Petersburg Technological University and a Fulbright visiting professor at the George Washington University (GWU), USA. She had an experience engaged as a Chemical Management Plan coordinator between directorates of Health Canada, and as chemistry evaluator of pesticides at the Pest Management Regulatory Agency. Dr. Emelianova speaks regularly at international conferences on related regulatory topics. 

Dr. Elena Emelianova also has extensive experience on counseling clients on Canada’s Food and Drug Act and Regulations, regulatory requirements and compliance relating to chemical substances, polymers and incidental food additives used in food processing in Canada and other jurisdictions, including the U.S., the European Union and other countries.