Mr. Howlett is a consultant in the United Kingdom with more than 37 years of experience in food regulatory and scientific affairs. He is an independent international resource consultant working with ChromaDex Spherix Consulting to provide strategic, scientific and regulatory guidance for clients. Mr. Howlett served as a consultant to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO) from 1982–1985, in the preparation of working papers for the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA). He provided support for the JECFA Secretariat from 2004–2005, served as a member of JECFA from 1986–1990, and participated in meetings of JECFA as WHO temporary advisor from 1991–1995. In addition, Mr. Howlett has previously served as chairman of a WHO task group in 1988, and chairman of a workshop convened in 1998 by the European Training and Assessment Foundation (ETAF). Mr. Howlett has written more than 45 peer-reviewed publications.