Burdock Group to speak in five educational sessions at IFT16


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Orlando-based food ingredient toxicology and regulatory consulting firm Burdock Group is sending four speakers to present at sessions during the annual Institute of Technologists’ meeting, IFT16, being held in Chicago (IL, USA) on 16-19 July.

Drs Wendan Wang and Lu Zhao will speak in the session 'How Can Industry Experience Enhance Curriculum?' from 13:00–14:30 on Sunday 17 July in room S401ab.

Dr George Burdock, DABT, FCN will present in the session Nutraceutical and Functional Food Regulations in the United States and Around the World on Monday 18 July 18th from 10:30-12:00 in room S501abc.

In the session 'Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) in the New Millennium of Technology and Food Science' on Tuesday morning, 8:30–10:00, Dr Alex LeBeau, Toxicologist, will present 'The Death of Common Use as the Basis for GRAS.' The session will be held in room S501abc.

Dr LeBeau will also be presenting soon after on Tuesday morning at 10:30 on 'FDA’s Guidelines on Nanotechnology' in the session Nanotechnology and Food: What Are the Opportunities and Challenges? hosted in room S405.

Finally, on Tuesday 19 July, Dr George Burdock will present 'FDA Guidelines for Medical Foods: FDA’s Attempts to Limit the Development of Functional Foods' at the session on Understanding the Medical Foods Category from 13:15–14:45 PM in room S403.

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In addition, Burdock Group will be funding 1-2 students to attend IFT16, encouraging students with interest and knowledge in the areas of ingredient toxicology, safety and regulations to apply. Winners will be presented with an award of $500 and an engraved plaque commemorating the event and meeting.