8th Joint CSL/JIFSAN Symposium on Food Safety and Nutrition

Date: June 26 - 28, 2007

Location: Greenbelt Marriot, Greenbelt, MD

The eighth in an on-going series of Joint Symposia on food safety and applied nutrition jointly organized by the Central Science Laboratory (CSL), UK and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), University of Maryland, College Park.

The Focus of the 2007 annual CSL/JIFSAN Joint Symposium on Food Safety and Nutrition is Nanotechnology in Foods and Cosmetics. Tentatively, symposium sessions will address the identification of regulatory issues, research approaches, characterization and detection methods, routes of exposure and toxicology, and risk analysis and decision making related to food and cosmetic applications of nanotechnology.


Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Michael Roberts
Introduction to CSL, CSL (UK)
Presentation (PDF)

Norris Alderson
International regulatory issues relating to key areas of product development: "FDA Regulation of Products Containing Nanoengineered Materials" (FDA).
Presentation (PDF)

Phillipe Martin
"Legislative Aspects of Nanoparticles" (European Commission)
Presentation (PDF)

Hongda Chen
International research approaches relating to key areas of product development: "Nanotechnology for Food Systems - Research Efforts in the US", National Program Lead, Bioprocessing Engineering, Nanotechnology Program (USDA/CSREES)
Presentation Unavailable

Mary Kavanagh
European Framework for Exploring Nanotechnology Risks
Presentation (PDF)

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
John Small
Detection and Standardization Methods for Nanomaterials (NIST)
Presentation (PDF)

Sang Bok Lee
"Nanotubes Beyond Carbon Nanotubes", University of Maryland, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Presentation Unavailable

Martin Lo
"Nanotechnology and Packaging", University of Maryland
Presentation (PDF)

Karen Tiede
"An Overview of Analytical Techniques for Detection of Nanoparticles in Biological Systems", York University, UK
Presentation Unavailable

Hendrik Emons
"Development of Nanoparticle Reference Materials: Guiding Principles and Challenges", (JRC-IRMM)
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Alistair Boxall
"Food and Environmental Exposure Routes of Nanotechnology", (CSL)
Presentation Unavailable

Robert Bronaugh
"Routes of Exposure-Skin Penetration Studies
Presentation (Unavailable)

Qasim Chaudry
"Products and Applications of Nanotechnolog for Food and Food Packaging - Implications for Consumer Safety and Regulatory Controls" (CSL)
Presentation (PDF)

Berna Magnuson
"Toxicological Impacts: Nutrition and Nanotechnology", University of Maryland, Department of Nutrition and Food Science
Presentation (PDF)

Hermann Stamm
"In Vitro Nanomaterials Toxicology (JRC-IHCP)
Presentation Unavailable
Thursday, June 28, 2007

Michael Holsapple
"Framework for Systematically Exploring Nanotechnology's Possible Risks", The Weinberg Group, Inc.
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Scott Thurmond
"Are There Potential Safety Concerns for the Use of Nanomaterials in Food or Color Additives?" (FDA/CFSAN)
Presentation (PDF)

Anne Theobald
"A European View on Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles in Foods" (EFSA)
Presentation (PDF)

Steven Fleischer
"Regulatory Approach to Nanotechnology-based Drugs for Food Producing Animals" (FDA/CVM)
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