Welcome to FSSS
The Food Safety Specialty Section (FS3) is a specialty group within the Society of Toxicology; it was formed in March, 1993 to provide a forum for the interaction of toxicologists and other professionals involved in food safety. The purpose of this specialty section is to provide a vehicle where state-of-art research involving food safety and regulations can be communicated and to serve as a scientific resource for critical issues involving food safety.
Objectives and Purposes of Our Specialty Section
- Serve as a focal point for the interaction of toxicologists and other professionals interested in food safety.
- Promote the application of toxicologic principles and experimental methods to the evaluation of food safety.
- Conduct programs, including educational activities which emphasize current developments and issues in food safety.
- Stimulate interest in food safety as it relates to the science of toxicology.
- Serve as a resource for the public (consumers, educators, regulators, and lawmakers) to access scientific developments and information in the area of food safety.
Topics of Interest: In Addition to the Broad Area of Food Safety, Our Interests Include:
- Food Additive Toxicology
- Nutritional Toxicology
- Nutrient-Nutrient Interactions
- Macronutrients and Macronutrient Substitutes
- Food substances That Mitigate Toxicity: Antitoxicants and Anticarcinogens
- Toxicant Metabolism and Risk Assessment
- Natural Products
Within the format of the Society of Toxicology national meeting, FSSS hosts symposia, workshops, continuing education courses, poster/discussion sessions, and roundtable discussions. The Food Safety Specialty Section holds its annual meeting during the national SOT meeting. We publish a newsletter twice a year.