Dario Dongo (Genoa 1971) is a lawyer and journalist expert in food and consumer law in Europe and internationally. He began his career in 1993, dealing with criminal law, food and tax law at a firm in Vernazza in Genoa. In 1999 he joined Ferruzzi (Eridania Beghin-Say), as Head of Legal Affairs of the Italian companies of the group. From 2002 to 2012 he was appointed director of European policies and regulations at Federalimentare (Confindustria), the federation of food industries in Italy, in Brussels and Rome.
In 2010 he co-founds the site www.ilfattoalimentare.it. In 2012 he creates a start-up, Wiise Srl (Rome-Milan-Genoa-Brussels), developing, within it, the projects FARE – Food and Agriculture Requirements, a network of experienced professionals in all legal and technical services in specific areas of food and feed, FMCG, and GIFT – Great Italian Food Trade, the first independent information portal in 8 languages dedicated to Italian food culture regarding sustainable development and balanced nutrition.
Over the years, he has published hundreds of articles and several books.
He teaches food law at the universities of Milan-Bicocca and Federico II of Naples.