SOT FDA Colloquium December 3: “New Plant-Based Foods and Proteins from Novel Sources”

By Jia-Sheng Wang posted 10-01-2020 13:35


SOT and the US Food and Drug Administration Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (US FDA/CFSAN) cordially invite you to join us for our December 3 colloquium, “New Plant-Based Foods and Proteins from Novel Sources.” There is no charge for this webcast. These colloquia are an update on toxicological science rather than a public forum for discussion of toxicology regulatory issues. The Chair of the colloquium is Jason Dietz, US FDA/CFSAN.

Plant-based foods and proteins from novel sources are gaining interest from food manufacturers and consumers. Consumers may see these products in the grocery store in the form of foods like plant-based burgers and sausages, egg substitutes, and nondairy frozen desserts, with more products reported to be under development. This colloquium will provide topical information about plant-based foods and the food use of proteins from novel sources. Topics examined will include the historical food use of proteins from novel sources and current trends regarding plant-based foods. The colloquium will explore why firms and consumers are interested in plant proteins and proteins from novel sources, the function of these proteins in food, and any food safety considerations associated with the use of these proteins. The future application of modern molecular techniques to produce proteins with desired food characteristics will also be discussed.

To register for the colloquium, please visit the SOT website.

Schedule (All times are Eastern US, UTC -5)

9:00 AM–9:05 AM

Welcome and Speaker Introductions
Jason Dietz, Colloquium Chair, US FDA/CFSAN, College Park, MD

9:05 AM–9:40 AM

Proteins in Our Diet from Novel Sources
Jeremiah Fasano, US FDA/CFSAN, College Park, MD

9:40 AM–10:15 AM

Functions and Appeal of Plant-Based Proteins and Novel Proteins
Baraem (Pam) Ismail, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

10:15 AM–10:25 AM


10:25 AM–11:00 AM

Safety Assessment Considerations for Proteins from Novel Sources
Supratim Choudhuri, US FDA/CFSAN, College Park, MD

11:00 AM–11:35 AM

Future Developments in Plant-Based Foods
Michael Leonard, Motif FoodWorks, Boston, MA

11:35 AM–12:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Jason Dietz
All Speakers

Questions concerning the regulatory science for the roundtable discussion are encouraged from webcast participants. Regulatory policy will not be discussed.

The SOT FDA Colloquia on Emerging Toxicological Science: Challenges in Food and Ingredient Safety present scientific training that is high-quality, cutting-edge, future-oriented toxicological science for US FDA employees and the public.

Recordings and slides from the previous colloquia are available for free on the “SOT FDA Colloquia” web page, including the May 28, 2020, session, “Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment: The Future of Regulatory Toxicology Assessment.”

The next colloquium, to be held in April 2021, will explore “The Toxicology of Nanoparticles.”