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Session 16

Botanical safety evaluation in the era of alternatives

Programme of the Session

  • S16-01
    Landscape of botanical safety evaluation and challenges

    Ivonne Rietjens
    Toxicology, Wageningen University, Wageningen, Netherlands

  • S16-02
    How do you know that material is what it says it is? DNA barcoding for the taxonomic identification of fungi

    Nicholas Oberlies
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, United States
  • S16-03
    New approaches addressing the challenge of evaluating safety of botanical dietary supplements 

    Nigel Walker, Scott Auerbach, Mike Devito, Stephen Ferguson, Sreenivasa Ramaiahgari, Stephanie Smith-Roe, Suramya Waidyanatha, Cynthia Rider 
    Division of the National Toxicology Program, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, United States
  • S16-04
    Industry strategy and approaches for botanical safety evaluation 

    Catherine Mahony 
    Central Product Safety, Procter & Gamble, Surrey, United Kingdom

Session Abstract

Continued interest in botanicals in a variety of consumer care products coupled with a strong desire to eliminate animal testing presents some unique challenges for this category of ingredients.  This symposium session aims at presenting in-depth the state of the art in botanical safety approaches, particularly the role of the Analytical Safety Collaboration and what new method data can bring to inform the safety evaluation.  Strategy and approaches for assessing these complex mixtures will be examined, unique challenges and ways of overcoming them presented.

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