Intertek to Present at IFT 2017 Annual Meeting & Food Expo

June 08, 2017

Intertek, a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, will be presenting during 3 scientific sessions at IFT 2017 taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from June 25th-28th, 2017.

IFT 2017 will attract over 20,000 attendees, will host 100+ sessions, and will house over 1,200 exhibitors. IFT 2017 is where industry professionals can sharpen their skills by learning about the latest research and developments, get inspired by the featured session presentations, learn from real-world case studies, benefit from peer exchanges and experience educational scientific and ePoster/Poster session presentations.

Intertek Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services (HERS) will present during the following scientific sessions alongside invited guest speakers from government, industry and academia:

A Global Overview of Dietary Fiber Regulations: Facts and Impacts | June 26, 2017, Room Bellini 2003

Topic 1:  Dietary Fiber: New FDA Labeling Regulations, 10:35 am - 11:00 am
Presenter: Dr. Paula Trumbo, Ph.D., Nutrition Programs, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Nutrition and Food Labeling, Centre for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Topic 2:  Dietary Fiber: Labeling Regulations in Canada, 11:00 am - 11:25 am
Presenter: Dr. Claudine Gourgue, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Evaluator, Nutrition Premarket Assessment Division, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Canada

Topic 3:  The Impacts of Changing Dietary Fiber Regulations, 11:25 am - 11:50 am
Presenter: Lina Paulionis, M.Sc., M.H.Sc., Senior Manager, Health Claims & Clinical Trials, Food & Nutrition, Intertek

Food Additive Safety: Using Chemical-Specific Adjustment Factors (CSAFs) when Estimating Acceptable Daily Intakes (ADIs) | June 28, 2017, Room Titian 2201A

Topic 1:  The Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) in Food Additive Safety Evaluations, 10:35 am - 10:55 am
Presenter: Dr. I. Glen Sipes, Ph.D., FAAAS, FATS, University of Arizona

Topic 2:  Practical Implications of Developing Studies to Support Food Ingredient Safety Evaluations, 10:55 am - 11:15 am
Presenter: Dr. Odete Mendes, DVM, DACVP, DABT, Director of Toxicology and Pathology, Product Safety Labs

Topic 3:  Deriving an Acceptable Daily Intake (ADI) for Steviol Glycosides Utilizing Chemical-Specific Adjustment Factors, 11:15 am - 11:35 am
Presenter: Dr. Ashley Roberts, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Food & Nutrition, Intertek

Topic 4:  Addressing Uncertainties in Food Additive Safety Evaluation: Regulatory Practices and Recommendations, 11:35 am - 11:55 am
Presenter: Dr. Yu Janet Zang, DABT, Toxicologist, Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)

A Global Overview of Sugar Regulations: Implications for Consumers and Industry | June 28, 2017, Room Titian 2204

Topic 1:  Sugar and Health: What Is the Science?, 1:05 pm - 1:25 pm
Presenter: Dr. G. Harvey Anderson, Ph.D., Director, Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs, University of Toronto

Topic 2:  New US Policies for Added Sugars: Rationale and Implications, 1:25 pm - 1:45 pm
Presenter: Dr. P. Courtney Gaine, Ph.D., R.D, President and CEO, The Sugar Association Inc.

Topic 3:  Nutrition Facts Panel and Added Sugars Disclosure: Implications for Industry, 1:45 pm - 2:05 pm
Presenter: Bruce Silverglade, J.D, Principal Attorney, Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC

Topic 4:  A Global Perspective on Regulatory Requirements for Sugars, 2:05 pm - 2:25 pm
Presenter: Dr. Kathy Musa-Veloso, Ph.D., Director, Health Claims & Clinical Trials, Food & Nutrition, Intertek

Attendees are encouraged to set up a meeting with our experts to discuss their company’s specific requirements. To learn more about our global regulatory and scientific consulting solutions for food and supplement companies, please visit


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Contact Information

Tracy Veale
Global Marketing Manager
T: +1 905 542 2900

Ashley Roberts
Senior Vice President, Food & Nutrition
T: +1 905 542 2900