Case studies focused on the assessment and evaluation of these risks and benefits will provide you with real-world examples of how leading organizations are ensuring that the foods they produce to meet consumers’ desire for natural, nutritious food are also safe.
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07/28/09 12:00 PM
1 hour 30 min.
Dr Richard L Hall, CFS
Richard Hall is a Past President and Fellow of IFT, a Past President of IUFoST, and a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology. Prior to his retirement, he was Vice-President—Science and Technology at McCormick and Company, Inc. His principal interests include food safety, food toxicology, naturally occurring toxicants in food, food additives, flavor chemistry, and sensory perception.
Dr James R Coughlin, CFS
President & Founder
Coughlin & Associates
Dr. Coughlin is a Fellow of IFT. He received his M.S. in Food Science and Technology and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Davis, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Toxicology. Before undertaking his current role as an independent consultant in 1991, he spent two years at Armour Foods and ten years at General Foods and Kraft General Foods. Dr. Coughlin has served elected terms as President of the International Coffee Science Association and as Vice President of the International Society for Trace Element Research in Humans. In addition, he was elected three times as Chairperson of the Toxicology and Safety Evaluation Division of the Institute of Food Technologists, was a member of the IFT Expert Panel assisting FDA in assessing food bioterrorism threats and serves as IFT’s Codex Subject Expert on Food Contaminants.
Dr. Coughlin is particularly active in the areas of risk assessment of food additives and contaminants, California Proposition 65, functional foods and health issues surrounding coffee, meats, sodium nitrite, acrylamide and various mycotoxins. He currently provides strategic scientific, toxicologic, nutritional, communications and regulatory counsel to many food, nutraceutical, chemical, mining and consumer products companies and their trade associations, law firms and public relations firms.
Dr. Diane F. Birt
Iowa State Univ
Diane F. Birt led in establishing the NIH Iowa Center for Research on Dietary Botanical Supplements which focuses on Echinacea, Purnella and Hypericum at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa in 2002. Since 2007 she has served as interim Director of the Nutrition and Wellness research Center. She is currently Distinguished Professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University where she was Chairman from 1997-2004. She was recently a member of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Toxicology Program (US Department of Health) and she is currently a member of the Food and Nutrition Board, IOM, NAS. Her Bachelors is from Whittier College, and her Ph.D. is from Purdue University.