In an article published on November 12, 2019 in the journal Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, the proceedings from a 2017 workshop focused on alternatives to animal testing are presented. The event was developed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the North American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI North America). The workshop addressed approaches including “read-across, high-throughput screening, in silico models, and organ-on-a-chip technologies” to identify how scientists “can move effectively toward a vision for 21st century food safety assessments.” Summaries of presentations from the event are provided, as well as key takeaways from the panel discussion.


Karmaus, A., et al. (2020). “State of the science on alternatives to animal testing and integration of testing strategies for food safety assessments: Workshop proceedings.” Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2019.104515.

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ILSI North America (November 6, 2019). “State of the Science on Alternatives to Animal Testing and Integration of Testing Strategies for Food Safety Assessments: Workshop Proceedings.”