For those interested in positioning food ingredients, food additives, functional foods, and dietary supplement products on the global market, this webcast will provide critical regulatory and technical information required to facilitate product approval.
Product Developers, Company Management, Sales & Marketing Personnel, Plant Production Personnel, Quality Assurance Managers and Supervisors, Food Safety Specialists, Product manufacturers, Research Staff, Regulators, Academics, Students
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08/11/10 4:00 PM
Ashley Roberts PHD
VP Food & Nutrition Grp
Dr. Roberts is an accomplished Regulatory Toxicologist with extensive knowledge in both European and international regulatory affairs, and has considerable experience in designing, conducting and reporting pre-clinical and clinical research studies. During his time in industry and academia, he has published a number of papers in peer-reviewed journals primarily in the area related to mechanisms of toxicity and pre-clinical/clinical pharmacokinetics. Dr. Roberts received his B.Sc. with honours in biochemistry from the University of London and a Ph.D. in clinical pharmacology toxicology from the University of Southampton. Following his Ph.D., he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in metabolism and pharmacokinetics also from the University of Southampton. Dr. Roberts is based in Cantox’s Mississauga office as the Vice President, Food and Nutrition Group providing advice and assistance to our international clients with issues that are scientific, regulatory and toxicological in nature, as well as assisting clients wishing to design and develop scientific research programmes and for those developing regulatory strategies for food additives.
Dir Scientific & Regulatory Consulting Europe
Intertek Scientific & Regulatory Consultancy Services
Having a wealth of knowledge and experience with international food, food ingredient and specialty chemical regulations, he is a recognized expert in the area of novel foods and food supplements in Europe with extensive practical insight into the areas of feed ingredients and additives, infant formula, functional foods and health claims. Providing invaluable expertise to international companies seeking to develop and implement strategies for gaining approvals for new products and health claims in Europe.
Prior to joining Cantox in 2003, Mr. Baldwin worked in technical and regulatory affairs for over 15 years, encompassing nutritional and chemical microbiology, analytical chemistry, food science, quality management and toxicology. He was previously Corporate Regulatory Affairs Manager for a major international food ingredient company working on regulatory strategies for food additives and novel food ingredients.
He was also European Director of Technical and Regulatory Affairs for a major functional food ingredient company during its initial development and market launches working extensively on novel foods, food supplements, health claims, infant formula and feed regulatory approvals and strategies. He therefore has first hand experience of the technical, time and cost pressures facing new product development.
Mr. Baldwin received his B.Sc. with honours in Biochemistry and Physiology in 1987 from the University of Central Lancashire, majoring in Microbial Biotechnology and Pharmacology and is a Chartered Scientist in the UK. In addition to having been an active participant of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI), he is also a member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology, and Society of Cosmetic Scientists.
Dr Peter Abbott is the director of Biosearch consulting, which specialises in food and chemical safety and provides advice to government and industry on a range of chemical issues. Until 2007, he was the Principal Toxicologist and Science Advisor at Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ). In this role, he was responsible for providing scientific and policy advice in relation to food safety, particularly chemicals in food, as well as overseeing the assessment of applications for a wide range of new food ingredients. He has been a technical expert for the WHO on the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA) for the last 15 years and, in recent years, has provided risk assessment training in a number of ASEAN countries. He has an MSc from the University of Queensland and a PhD from the University of Manchester.