The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Institute of Food Technologists, and the journal Nature brought together over 80 experts in science and food policy from government, industry, academia, and public interest organizations to examine the principles underlying the development and use of scientific evidence needed to evaluate possible hazards posed by chemicals added to food. Participants discussed challenges of identifying adverse health effects, advances in science, uses of new screening technologies and human biomonitoring data, updating of study designs, and development and review of toxicity test guidelines.
Read the full article, Enhancing FDA's Evaluation of Science to Ensure Chemicals Added to Human Food Are Safe: Workshop Proceedings, on Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety's Web site.
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See proceedings from the November 2011 workshop, Perspectives on How FDA Assesses Exposure to Food Additives When Evaluating Their Safety.