H.T.J. Rosendal

Résumé of Henk Rosendal DVM

H.T.J. Rosendal, born in 1947, studied at the University of Utrecht and qualified as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 1971. He has a special interest in food technology, food safety and veterinary legislation. From 1971 until 1983 he was employed as an Official Veterinarian at the meat inspection service of “Salland” based in Olst Holland.

Over a period of seven years he was also teacher and Vice Executive at the local training centre for Inspector of Domestic Animals and Meat under the auspices of the Government Ministry of Public Health, Welfare and Sports.

From 1983 to 1985 he was Managing Director of the meat inspection service “Midden en Oost-Twente”, a co-operation of nine municipalities in Eastern Holland.

Following the foundation of the RVV (the National Inspection Service for Livestock and Meat from the Government Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality) in 1985 he was employed as Area Manager.

While at the RVV he was also a teacher and examiner in “legislation knowledge” at training courses for meat inspectors, courses for official veterinarians and poultry meat inspection assistants employed by companies.

From 1985 to 1995 he was a member of the advisory committee for the Dutch Meat Inspection Act.

From 1995 he was charged with special tasks as inspector of food plants, client manager, teacher, examiner and expert in court.

From 1998 he was teacher/examiner at training courses for assistants in meat inspection for pork and beef and from the year 2000 for practitioners.

In 2002 he was involved in a pilot project dealing with the harmonization of meat plant inspection.

He has held workshops in legislation knowledge for both public and private organizations.

Since 2004 he has been working as a consultant for the Condor Consultancy.
His fields of expertise are:

  • Community and national veterinary legislation, including so-called “pseudo legislation” (such as working instructions, procedures, scripts and codes of practice)
  • Transfer of legislative knowledge. He is able to translate complex veterinary legislation into practical training courses.
  • Interaction between the Meat Inspection Service and food producing companies (trouble-shooting, mediation).