Kathy Musa-Veloso, Ph.D. Director, Health Claims, Food & Nutrition Group

Dr. Kathy Musa-Veloso, a Director within the Food & Nutrition Group, leads a team of scientific and regulatory consultants in the preparation and stewardship of health claim applications in key markets globally, including Canada, the United States, and the European Union.

Dr. Musa-Veloso is an expert in the conduct of systematic, evidence-based reviews and meta-analyses and has published several articles related to the efficacy of foods and food ingredients in improving various health outcomes. Dr. Musa-Veloso is a recognized expert on global scientific and regulatory requirements for health claim substantiation and has been invited as a guest speaker to several conferences and symposia, both domestically and internationally.

Since joining Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy (formerly Cantox) in 2003, Dr. Musa-Veloso also conducts expert scientific reviews of clinical and pre-clinical data for health claims to determine whether the existing evidence is sufficient to support the proposed health claim. Where data insufficiencies are identified, Dr. Musa-Veloso provides expertise in the preparation and review of clinical study protocols, and in pre-qualifying clinical research facilities prior to the placement of clinical studies with a Contract Research Organization (CRO). To further facilitate our clients’ requirements, her team provides on-going support of clinical studies, including clinical trial monitoring and auditing, ensuring compliance to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and adherence to study protocols.

With her strong food and nutrition background, Dr. Musa-Veloso has authored several publications and presented at various conferences.

Having completed a combined Honours B.Sc. degree in Kinesiology and Health Science at York University, Dr. Musa-Veloso went on to receive her M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto.

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