Understanding GRAS and Product Development In-Person Workshop
Understanding GRAS and Product Development In-Person Workshop
Food Sciences
July 13-14, 2024
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14.00 CH

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Don’t miss this unique opportunity to unravel the complexities of GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) determinations and notifications process with an in-depth workshop designed for product developers and regulatory professionals. This workshop is meticulously crafted and expertly guided by a former FDA authority on the subject, Dr. Steven Gendel, PhD.


This immersive experience walks through the nuances surrounding GRAS determinations and provides a profound understanding of its pivotal role in the food ingredient innovation process. Participants are encouraged to bring real-world applications and questions as part of the interactive workshop to develop a GRAS comprehensive regulatory strategy.


Engage with industry leaders, network with fellow professionals, and leave empowered with the knowledge and strategies needed to navigate the ever-evolving landscape of food and beverage regulations. You will not want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from leading experts on GRAS and elevate your expertise in an environment where regulatory intricacies meet product development excellence. Join us for a collaborative and transformative learning experience that goes beyond the basics and equips you with the tools to make informed, strategic decisions in the dynamic world of food innovation. Register now to secure your place at the forefront of regulatory understanding and product development prowess as it relates to GRAS determinations.


Learning Objectives:

·         Basic understanding of the GRAS concept.

·         Familiarity with the relationship between safety and regulatory requirements.

·         Familiarity with the criteria for making a GRAS determination.



·         Steven Gendel, PhD - Principal at Gendel Food Safety LLC

·         Kaiping Deng, PhD - Regulatory Review Scientist/Microbiology Reviewer at FDA, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

·         Craig Llewllyn, PhD - Principal Scientist, Chemical Regulation and Food Safety at Exponent



Saturday, July 13th

·          Overview of GRAS Concept and Its Implications/Importance in the Food Industry

·          Introduction to FDA Generally Recognized as Safe Regulations (GRAS)

·          Criteria for GRAS Determination (What are the factors/evidence)

·          Interactive Session: Case Studies (Chemicals)

·          The Role of Scientific Evidence in GRAS Assessments

·          Differences Between Organisms,...

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