A compilation of the some 563 CFSAN publications pertaining to scientific research and regulatory programs is linked below. Many of the published studies have had a direct impact on consumer protection, such as the development of methods for monitoring contaminants in foods. Other published studies gathered information used in the development of regulatory policy.
These publications illustrate the diversity of CFSAN's scientific disciplines: microbiology, toxicology, analytical chemistry, human nutrition, epidemiology, and consumer studies, just to name a few. Within these disciplines, investigative work covers areas such as pathogens in food, plant toxins, food allergens, reproductive effects, and environmental and naturally occurring contaminants in food. CFSAN research is not limited to protecting the food supply, but also includes the safety of color additives and human skin absorption and metabolism.
In addition to the publications linked below, CFSAN scientists have also published over 100 abstracts and made approximately 500 presentations on science and regulatory policy.
You may obtain a copy of a publication by contacting the lead CFSAN author. The author's phone number is available through the CFSAN employee locator. You may also write to the author at the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, MD 20740-3835.
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