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SOT FDA Colloquia on Emerging Toxicological Science: Challenges in Food and Ingredient Safety—October 11, 2018

Chair: Steve Taylor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

Co-chair: Stefano Luccioli, US FDA, College Park, MD

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The Society of Toxicology in conjunction with the US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition CFSAN) have partnered to provide this colloquia series. The series presents scientific information that is high-quality, cutting-edge, future-oriented toxicological science to provide a well-grounded foundation to inform the work of US FDA employees.

These sessions are open to the public to attend in person or via webcast. These events are not a public forum for discussion of toxicology regulatory issues. Food allergies are increasing in prevalence and pose a significant public health burden. Major food allergens (The Big 8) are defined in the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) and are also addressed in the risk-based Preventive Controls for Human Food rule of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Yet, presence of incidental and poorly declared levels of allergens in food products continues to present challenges for the food industry, regulators, and consumers and are an important cause of food recalls and accidental allergic reactions. The purpose of this symposium is to explore the latest issues influencing the food allergy risk assessment and management landscape, including 1) identification and characterization of IgE-mediated allergen hazards, 2) clinical prevention and treatment of food allergies, 3) understanding dose thresholds, and 4) implementation of allergen preventive controls and labeling.

8:00 AM–8:30 AM Badge Pick Up
8:30 AM–8:45 AM US FDA Welcome and Overview
Welcome from SOT and Introductions
Bryan Delaney, SOT FDA Colloqium Committee Chair, Corteva Agriscienceā„¢ Agriculture Division of DowDuPont, Johnston, IA
8:45 AM–9:25 AM

The Public Health Impact of Food Allergies: What are the Challenges?
Stefano Luccioli, US FDA, CFSAN, College Park, MD

9:25 AM–10:05 AM

Clinical Management of Food-Allergic Patients: Prevention and Treatment—Where Do We Stand?
Matthew Greenhawt, Colorado Children’s Hospital, Denver, CO

10:10 AM–10:25 AM Break
10:25 AM–11:05 AM

How Much Is Too Much?Ā  Threshold Dose for Allergenic Foods
Joseph Baumert, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

11:05 AM–11:45 AM

Food Industry Perspective on Controlling the Risk
Scott Hegenbart, ConAgra Brands, Omaha, NE

11:45 AM–12:45 PM Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Steve Taylor, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
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On-site Participation

SOT FDA Colloquium October 11 Registration

Registration is now closed.

On-site seating has no cost. Preregistration is required for those who are not Federal employees. US Federal employees may register on-site.

A cafeteria is located outside the security entrance to the facility.

Webcast Registration

Register for webcast

Webcast participants can submit questions online during the event. These will be answered as time allows.

Questions about the SOT FDA Colloquia registration?
Contact Jim Dailey or 703.438.3115 Ext. 1428.

Location, Transportation, and Parking


Wiley Auditorium

Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building
US FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
5001 Campus Dr., College Park, Maryland 20740


Metro Rail
We strongly encourage visitors to take the Metro via the Green Line to the College Park-University of Maryland station stop, which is across the street from the Wiley Building.

Directions from the Capital Beltway (I-495) to CFSAN

  • Take the Capital Beltway in Maryland and exit at Exit 23
  • Drive on MD-201 S/Hwy 201S/Kenilworth Ave in Greenbelt
  • Proceed to Campus Drive in College Park; turn left onto River Road
  • The CFSAN campus is on the left
  • CFSAN is across from the College Park/U of MD Metro Station


For those who must drive, there is limited public parking at CFSAN which must be reserved in advance by indicating the parking request on the registration form. Alternatively, paid parking is available at the College Park Metro Station across the street from the campus.


Wiley Auditorium is a secured space. All on-site participants will pass through security, which will require a photo ID for those who are not FDA employees. In addition, anyone who is not a US citizen or permanent resident will be required to complete a Foreign Visitor Form to submit to SOT by October 1, 2018.

Organizing Committee
  • Bryan Delaney, PhD, DABT, ATS, Colloquium Series Chair, DuPont Pioneer, Johnston, IA
  • Allen Rudman, PhD, Colloquium Series Co-chair, US FDA, College Park, MD
  • Jason L. Aungst, PhD, US FDA, College Park, MD
  • Suzanne Compton Fitzpatrick, PhD, DABT, US FDA, College Park, MD
  • Jieun Lee, PhD, DABT, Kellogg, Battle Creek, MI
  • Stephen M. Roberts, PhD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Jia-Sheng Wang, MD, PhD, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
  • Jeffrey J. Yourick, PhD, DABT, ATS, US FDA, Laurel, MD
  • Patricia Ganey, Council Contact, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
  • Steve Taylor, PhD, Colloquium Chair, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NB
  • Stefano Luccioli, MD, Colloquium Co-chair, US FDA, College Park, MD
  • Betty Eidemiller, PhD, SOT Staff, Reston, VA