IFT International Food Nanoscience Conference
Food Nanomaterials: Safety and Regulations, Government Investments, and Industry Needs
July 17, 2010
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
720 S. Michigan Ave.
Nanotechnology innovations affect many sectors and industries including agriculture, energy, defense, medical, and pharmaceutical. With rapid growth in potential applications and increasing knowledge of the safety/risk implications to human health and the environment, significant nanotechnology impacts to the food industry are increasingly feasible.
Now in its fifth year, and to more adequately serve the specialized needs of researchers, R&D professionals, and scientists, IFT’s International Food Nanoscience Conference has been redesigned to feature more advanced assessment of issues relevant to food science and the food industry.*
This year’s conference will highlight the recent advances in safety and toxicological assessment of nanomaterials developed for, or relevant to, food application. The keynote address will be based on a recently completed research report by IFT, in collaboration with the FDA, GMA, ILSI-NA and Nanotechnology Characterization Laboratory of the National Cancer Institute, through a contract with Cantox Health Sciences International.
Participants will present current regulatory guidelines in the US and the Europe, with discussion on legal implications for the food industry. Investment (public and private) in nanotechnology research and development initiatives worldwide will be explored, and industry needs for successful application of nanotechnology in food will be examined.
- Discuss the state of the science on safety and toxicological assessments of nanomaterials in food applications
- Review global food nanomaterial regulatory updates and their legal implications to the food industry
- Examine investments in nanotechnology R&D by global governments
- Explore industry needs for successful application of nanosciences and nanotechnologies in foods
- Consumer Insights
- Food Scientists
- Graduate students
- New Product Managers and technologists
- Personnel who interact with R&D
- Product Developers
- Scientists with interest in nanotechnology
*Need an introduction to nanoscience before the conference?
Introductory and background information on nanotechnology and implications for the food industry, including topics covered at IFT's International Food Nanoscience Conference in previous years, has been incorporated into a new online course. IFT's Introduction to Nanoscience is a recommended prerequisite to the 2010 IFT International Food Nanoscience Conference and delivers a basic understanding of nanoscience for a broad audience of food professionals. Read more and register online.
IFT gratefully acknowledges our 2010 sponsors: