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Seminar on Food Additives: A Global Perspective on Safety Evaluation and Use

July 23, 2018, Manila, Philippines

A food additive is a substance that, without itself constituting a food or having nutritional value, is intentionally added to foods and beverages in minimal quantities with the aim of modifying its organoleptic characteristics, such as  colors and sweeteners, or for technological purposes, such as preservatives and anti-oxidants. This 1-day seminar is organized by ILSI SEA Region, together with ILSI SEA Region Philippines and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, in collaboration with the FDA Philippines. The seminar will share international approaches, procedures and data requirements for food additive safety assessment, including the development of safety standards, consumer perceptions towards food additives, as well as case studies of selected categories of food additives. 


Symposium on Food Additives

ILSI Mesoamerica’s Risk Analysis and Biotechnology Committee recently held a Symposium on Food Additives on May 16-17, 2018. The symposium, held in San José, Costa Rica, discussed risk analysis and toxicology in relation to food additives, and presented an update on food additive market trends. More information on the symposium can be found HERE.


Seminar on Food Safety Risk Analysis in ASEAN

Organized by ILSI SEA Region together with the Food Safety and Quality Division (FSQD), Ministry of Health, Malaysia, this half-day seminar held on September 12, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, covered the concept and framework of risk analysis and discussed the application of risk analysis for food additives and contaminants. Pertinent case examples were also shared during the seminar. For more information about the seminar including the presentation slides, click HERE


Seminars on Food Additives: Perspectives on Processes, Regulatory Development and Impact of Changes

International and United States approaches and processes on food additive safety assessment, risk communication and partnership in regulatory development, as well as technical barriers to trade in relation to food additives were shared in 2 seminars organized by ILSI SEA Region, together with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) in Jakarta and the Vietnam Food Administration (VFA) in Vietnam. The first seminar was held on July 11, 2017 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and the second seminar was held on July 13, 2017 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Presentations from the seminars are available HERE.



Ibero-American Consensus on Low- and No-Calorie Sweeteners: Safety, Nutritional Aspects and Benefits in Food and Beverages  

This report, recently published in Nutrients journal, summarizes the findings from a meeting of international scientific experts in food, nutrition, dietetics, endocrinology, physical activity, paediatrics, nursing, toxicology and public health held in Lisbon, Portugal, on 2-4 July 2017 to develop a Consensus on the use of low- and no-calorie sweeteners (LNCS) as substitutes for sugars and other caloric sweeteners. The goal of this Consensus was to provide a useful, evidence-based, point of reference to assist in efforts to reduce free sugars consumption in line with current international public health recommendations. Conclusions of the Consensus are available HERE.

Sweetness: Role of Sugar & Low Calorie Sweeteners

A Monograph has recently been published titled 'Sweetness: Role of Sugar & Low Calorie Sweeteners', summarizing the presentations and discussions from a conference of the same name organized by ILSI-India in New Delhi on September 20, 2017. The conference featured a number of national and international experts presenting on consumption trends, regulations and safety of Low Calorie Sweeteners, with a segment on 'Busting the Myths' surrounding Low Calorie Sweeteners. The Monograph was drafted by Dr. Bani Tamber Aeri, Assistant Professor, Institute of Home Economics, Delhi University, in consultation with Mr. D H Pai Panandiker, Chairman, ILSI-India, and Ms. Rekha Sinha, Executive Director, ILSI-India. The full Monograph is available HERE.




July 23, 2018
Seminar on Food Additives
(By invitation only)

Manila, Philippines

August 28-29, 2018
10th Seminar on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Registration open! Click here:

August 29-30, 2018
10th Workshop on Nutrition Labeling, Claims and Communication Strategies
(By invitation only) 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

September 3-7, 2018
National Training Workshop on Food Composition Database 
Yangon, Myanmar


September 2018
Seminar on Nutrition & Life Course Approach to Healthy Aging  

Manila, Philippines

October 14-17, 2018
ILSI SEA Region Symposium Session @ 5th International Rice Congress 

November 13, 2018
Regional Seminar on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

November 14, 2018
Expert Consultation on Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

4th Quarter 2018
Regional Symposium & Workshop on Food Consumption & Nutrients Intake in ASEAN 

4th Quarter 2018
Workshop on World Bank GFSP Food Chemical Risk Assessment Training Module - for ASEAN

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