As of January 2008, Fons has been working as an independent consultant in the field of International food legislation and food safety, communications, government affairs and corporate social responsibility. His mission is to contribute to the responsible and healthy growth of companies and organizations in the food and agricultural sector, to the benefit of all in- and external stakeholders. One of his main positions is that of independent Chairman of FSSC 22000. This is not his first position as a Chairman, since Fons was the first Chairman of the GFSI in their starting period 2000 - 2004.