Dr. Alexandria Lau is a toxicologist with a decade of experience in the food and beverage industry. She has extensive knowledge of global regulations related to consumer products, including pesticides (EPA), food and packaging (FDA, EFSA, and Codex), and alcoholic beverages (TTB). Dr. Lau has worked effectively with cross-functional teams and external partners to support product development, including evaluations of fragrances and flavors in household products, and additives and contaminants in food and beverages. Her advanced technical skill set includes assessing hazards associated with agricultural chemicals and pesticides, as well as heavy metals and allergens.
Working for a prominent vineyard/winery, Dr. Lau managed the company’s global quality and food safety efforts, decreasing pesticide use and overseeing growers and vintners to ensure global regulatory compliance and supply-chain flexibility. She also developed and produced training materials for COVID-19 modules. For a major food-product manufacturer, she managed a large portfolio of products and food safety initiatives, developing and maintaining global policies, standards, and programs for everything from contaminant/allergen management to labeling and stakeholder communication. Dr. Lau also served at a senior level for a global manufacturer of consumer products, working in safety assessment and regulatory toxicology to support development of pest-control products, ensuring regulatory compliance that included California Proposition 65.
Dr. Lau earned her Ph.D. in Toxicology and Pharmacology from the University of Arizona, Tucson. She maintains a current and robust body of expertise through frequent continuing education and participation in professional associations and scientific conferences. She is often an invited speaker for association and industry events, and she has published extensively in the scientific literature. She also serves as an invited reviewer for the journals Toxicology Research and Application and Toxicological Sciences.