Seminars

Overview and Challenges in Safety Assessment of Food Packaging & Materials

 Date : April 18, 2017

Time : 3:00 PM

Ternes Outreach Center

Rm 120 Packaging Building

 

Featured Speaker:

Dr. Jason Aungst

Division of Food Contact Notifications, Office of Food Additive Safety, FDA

 

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 The safety standard for food packaging materials is the same now as it was at the inception of the Food Contact Notification program: “reasonable certainty in the minds of competent scientists that a substance is not harmful under the intended conditions of use” (21 CFR 170.3(i)).  However, with advances in analytical methods and toxicological and biological testing, our challenge is to incorporate the best and most relevant science into an assessment to support the safety of a new product. Some fields have advanced to the level that new regulatory guidance can be developed (e.g., subpopulations), while other areas (e.g., alternatives to animal testing) may require additional research and validation to increase utility in a safety assessment. The purpose of this presentation is to provide an overview of the Food Contact Notification program and the safety assessment process for food packaging materials, including an update on new guidance, current projects, and future challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

When: Apr 18, 2017 3:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: Overview and Challenges in Safety Assessment of Food Packaging & Materials 

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