Food Advisory Committee

Contaminants and Natural Toxicants Subcommittee

June 8, 2004 Furan Meeting


Bethesda Marriott

Grand Ballroom

5150 Pooks Hill Road

Bethesda, MD 20814


Tuesday, June 8, 2004


2:00 Welcome and Introductions

Dr. Sanford Miller

Chairman, Food Advisory Committee (FAC)


2:05 Conflict of Interest Statement

Linda Reed

Acting Executive Secretary, FAC


2:10 Opening Remarks

        Furan: Background

Dr. Nega Beru

Director, Division of Plant Product Safety

Office of Plant and Dairy Foods (OPDF)

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN)


        Charge and Questions to the Committee

Dr. Nega Beru


2:25 Scientific Overview of Furan in Foods

        Analytical Methods/Occurrence

Dr. Kim Morehouse (CFSAN)

Division of Chemistry Research and

Environmental Review

Office of Food Additive Safety




Dr. Jeremy Mihalov (CFSAN)

Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review

Office of Food Additive Safety


        Formation (tentative)

Guest Speaker - Canada


3:00 Questions of Clarification


3:10 Scientific Overview of Furan in Foods



Dr. Glenda Moser

Director of Toxicology

Integrated Laboratory Systems

Research Triangle Park, NC


3:30 Questions of Clarification


3:40 Break


4:00 Public Comments


5:00 Summary and Charge to Committee

Dr. Nega Beru


5:10 Committee Discussion, Concluding Deliberations, Recommendations and Response to Question


6:00 Adjourn


[1]The times indicated on this tentative agenda are approximations. Breaks will also be called as deemed appropriate by the Chairman.