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Establishing Food Allergen Thresholds
The program features key experts who will examine and summarize the latest
research and considerations related to establishing regulatory thresholds
for major food allergens. The program will discuss issues related to and
industry’s response to the recent FDA request for comments and information
regarding the initiation of a risk assessment for establishing food allergen
Date: February 20, 2013, 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Location: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP (1111 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004; nearest metro stations are Metro Center and Federal Triangle
The cost is for the event is $20 (non-IFT members), $15 (members), or $5 (students). To RSVP please pay by credit card using Eventbrite.
The Washington DC Section of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) serves the city of Washington, D.C. the state of Virginia and the surrounding counties in Maryland (USPS Zip Codes 200-205, 207-209, 222 and 223).
Founded in 1939, the Institute of Food Technologists is a nonprofit scientific society with members working in food science and related disciplines. Our mission is to advance the science of food, and our long range vision is to ensure a safe and abundant food supply contributing to healthier people everywhere. For more than 70 years, we have been unlocking the potential of the food science community by creating a dynamic global forum where food professionals-from all disciplines and from more than 100 countries - can interact, exchange knowledge, learn, and grow.
The section sponsors a number of benefit to its members:
|Meetings featuring speakers from Government, trade associations, the food industry and academia on a wide variety of topics relating to food science and technology. Topics covered include regulatory updates, hot topics such as acrylamides, trans fatty acids, and CODEX activities. Meetings are held most months from September to May and also provide opportunities for networking with fellow professionals.|
|A newsletter informing members about upcoming meetings and other news of interest.|
|This Home Page|
|Provides a forum for the discussion of issues relating to food science and technology.|
|Provides a means for maintaining contacts and making new contacts with other food professionals working in the Washington D.C. area.|
|Participates with other sections in the planning of the Eastern Food Science Conference.|
How you can participate?
Members can participate in the Section in many ways. In addition to having the opportunity to receive the newsletter, attend the Section's meetings , and become acquainted with other members who share their interests, members also have the opportunity to take an active part in directing the activities of the Section.
Members are encouraged to play an active role in the Section's activities by:
|Serving as an officer or an elected member of the executive commitee.|
|Serving as a volunteer member of other committees|
|Submitting materials for publications in the newsletter or on the Section's home page.|
|Organizing Section meetings|
We invite you to join us and participate in all Section activities. Your support and ideas are welcome and will help the Section fulfill the needs and interest of all the members.
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