Dubai International Food Safety Conference

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 09 November, 2014 to 12 November, 2014

Cronan McNamara and Cian O’Mahony will be attending the Dubai International Food Safety Conference to speak at the 'Food Additives: Assessing Safety Through a Local Lens' session.

Food additives are substances added intentionally to foodstuffs to perform certain technological functions, for example to colour, to sweeten or to help preserve foods. The safety evaluation of additives involve a review of all available, relevant scientific studies and data on toxicity as well as human exposure, from which conclusions regarding the safety of the substance for human health can be made. This symposium will discuss the principles and approaches used for assessing and approving food additives.

The session will take place on Sunday the 9th of November at 2pm and comprises of the following topics:

Principles of Risk Assessment for Food Additives 
CIAN O’MAHONY, Expert Modelling and Statistics Department, Creme Global, Ireland

Approaches to Dietary Exposure Assessment for Food Additives
CRONAN MCNAMARA, Creme Global, Ireland

Approving Food Additives Based on Risk
RHODRI EVANS, Food Safety and Regulatory Affairs, Exponent International Ltd, UK

For more information on the event see the conference website which contains the full conference programme (pdf)