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Diane McColl hosted A Workshop on GRAS Determinations for the International Society of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology ("ISRTP")
October 13-14, 2014

ASEA Conference Center
1575 I Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
McPherson Square Metro

A "Generally Recognized as Safe" (GRAS) Determination is a science-based process that employs the most comprehensive toxicological and exposure data, as analyzed critically and independently by experts qualified in their respective sub-disciplines to evaluate the safety of foods and food ingredients, often specially-convened panels. Achievement of consensus about safety of the intended food use is central assurance of the integrity of the process. The integrity of GRAS determinations and the Food and Drug Administrations reliance on the GRAS review process has come under fire.

The ISRTP Workshop on GRAS Determinations will provide a forum for leading scientific experts to contribute to the ongoing debate prompted by the recent barrage of criticisms of GRAS determinations. Speakers will examine the merits and possible limitations of the GRAS review process, and lead discussion of various means for enhancing the value of GRAS determinations in assuring the safety of food supply. Your experience and expertise is essential to bringing meaningful insight to the discussion.

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