Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Staff: Shahrzad Tafazoli

Shahrzad Tafazoli, Ph.D., Senior Manager, Toxicology, Chemistry and Regulatory Affairs, Food & Nutrition Group

Dr. Shahrzad Tafazoli is a Senior Manager in Toxicology, Chemistry and Regulatory Affairs with the Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Food & Nutrition Group. She has applied her broad background in chemistry and toxicology, and her strong knowledge of food safety and regulations in successfully managing the introduction of several food ingredients and additives in various global markets, including the United States, Canada, European Union, and Australia. 

She has also been involved in a number of projects related to the safety assessment of novel molecules for use in human sensory trials utilizing a quantitative structure-activity relationship (Q)SAR approach.  Using this approach, Dr. Tafazoli has evaluated the safety profile of several novel substances, including plant extracts, fermentation products, and fungal secondary metabolites. 

Dr. Tafazoli has published several peer-reviewed journal articles related to the safety of food ingredients, food additives and mechanisms of drug-induced hepatotoxicity, and has presented her research at various international scientific meetings, including the Society of Toxicology and the International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics. During her graduate studies, Dr. Tafazoli has been awarded several scholarships, including the Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post-Graduate Scholarship. 


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