Scientific Advances and Challenges in Safety Evaluation of Food Packaging Materials

Free registration for academics, government and non-profits! Early bird registration for all others extended until March 15.

This global two-day conference will provide a forum to discuss state of the science on analytics, exposure, toxicology and risk assessment as they relate to food packaging safety. Public and private scientists, consultants, non-profits and students are encouraged to attend and submit poster abstracts. Abstracts must be submitted online by February 15. Schedule, speaker bios and registration instructions are available at:

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The ILSI North America 2018 Annual Report is Now Available

In 2018, ILSI North America gained new leadership, adopted the Center for Open Science's Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) Guidelines, published 16 peer-reviewed publications and engaged 117 scientists from academia, government an industry. Learn about our recent work and commitment to scientific integrity, transparency and rigor in food safety and nutrition research:

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Defining a Healthy Gut Microbiome

The gut microbiome plays an important role in human health, yet what constitutes a "healthy" microbiome is still unknown. On December 17, 2018, experts gathered to evaluate recent progress toward defining a "healthy" gut microbiome, asking: Can a Healthy Gut Microbiome be Defined Through Quantifiable Characteristics? Videos from this roundtable event are available on ILSI's YouTube channel.

Videos Available from the 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting

The 2019 ILSI Annual Meeting convened experts from around the globe to discuss new technologies in food safety, diet and physical activity assessment and novel foods. Emerging science areas discussed include:

  • Improving accuracy of food intake and physical activity assessment from a global perspective
  • Employing approaches in animal microbiota research to combat pathogens in the food supply
  • Innovative technologies for the development of new foods and ingredients and their applications for food safety
  • Opportunities for new technologies to reduce food waste

Apply Now for the ILSI North America Summer Fellowship

The Food and Chemical Safety Committee seeks a motivated graduate student with training and career interests in food chemical safety or food toxicology. The successful candidate will pursue a research project under the guidance of ILSI North America staff and members of the Food and Chemical Safety Committee. Applications are due February 25th.

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