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
Introduction to CSL, CSL (UK)
International regulatory issues relating to key areas of product development: "FDA Regulation of Products Containing Nanoengineered Materials" (FDA).
"Legislative Aspects of Nanoparticles" (European Commission)
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)
European Framework for Exploring Nanotechnology Risks
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Detection and Standardization Methods for Nanomaterials (NIST)
Sang Bok Lee
"Nanotubes Beyond Carbon Nanotubes", University of Maryland, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
"Nanotechnology and Packaging", University of Maryland
"An Overview of Analytical Techniques for Detection of Nanoparticles in Biological Systems", York University, UK
"Development of Nanoparticle Reference Materials: Guiding Principles and Challenges", (JRC-IRMM)
"Food and Environmental Exposure Routes of Nanotechnology", (CSL)
"Routes of Exposure-Skin Penetration Studies
"Products and Applications of Nanotechnolog for Food and Food Packaging - Implications for Consumer Safety and Regulatory Controls" (CSL)
"Toxicological Impacts: Nutrition and Nanotechnology", University of Maryland, Department of Nutrition and Food Science
"In Vitro Nanomaterials Toxicology (JRC-IHCP)
Thursday, June 28, 2007
"Framework for Systematically Exploring Nanotechnology's Possible Risks", The Weinberg Group, Inc.
"Are There Potential Safety Concerns for the Use of Nanomaterials in Food or Color Additives?" (FDA/CFSAN)
"A European View on Risk Assessment of Nanoparticles in Foods" (EFSA)
"Regulatory Approach to Nanotechnology-based Drugs for Food Producing Animals" (FDA/CVM)