Food Toxicology Webinar-Food Chemical Safety and Current Tools and Methods

Webinar Description

Organized by: IAFP's The International Food Protection Issues PDG

Part One of a Two-Part Series:
Producing safe food requires attention to several aspects of the food during production, harvesting, processing, and distribution. Factors such as microbiological, allergen, foreign material, and chemical management are important parts of the overall food safety picture. With the current interest in toxic elements/heavy metals in infant formula and other foods, as well as the increasing interest in micro and nano plastics in food and the environment, a series of webinars has been created to provide overviews of the major principles of food toxicology; a review of already existing or newly developed methods and how these methods are applied to food toxicology; case studies of relevance to the food safety professional; as well as highlighting available resources.
This first webinar aims to provide basic overviews of food chemical safety and of current tools and methods that are used in toxicology.

Part II is scheduled for May 16, 2023

Professional Development Groups

  • International Food Protection Issues Professional Development Group


  • Steve Hemansky, Pharm.D., Ph.D., DABT, Presenter U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • George Kass, Ph.D., ERT, Presenter European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Marianne Solomotis, Ph.D., Moderator U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • Suzanne Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, ERT Moderator U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)