FDA Announces Nutrition Roundtable Discussion with Stakeholders

The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has scheduled a Nutrition Roundtable Discussion on Friday, December 12, 2008 from 1:00 until 3:30 PM, at the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Harvey W. Wiley Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park, Maryland.

The purpose of the Roundtable is to communicate FDA's nutrition activities and provide status updates in the following tentative list of topics: foods referred to as Functional Foods, Health Claims, Evidence Based Review Guidance, Critical Path project on Biomarkers for use in Health Claims, Front-of-Pack Labeling, the collaboration between FDA and USDA's Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion for nutrition education and outreach, "Spot the Block" for 'Tweens' children 9 to 12 years, and other issues, for example, sodium status and implementation of section 912 of FDAAA.

The Roundtable format will consist of a panel of experts led by Stephen Sundlof, D.V.M, Ph.D., CFSAN Director, with remarks from David Acheson, MD, FDA Associate Commissioner, and a question and answer session. Information regarding registration is posted online: Registration for Nutrition Roundtable Discussion with Stakeholders.

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