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October 29, 2014

Center for Research on Ingredient Safety Will Hold First Open House in November

Lynn L. Bergeson

The Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS), which was established at Michigan State University (MSU) in partnership with the Grocery Manufacturers Association in April 2014, will hold its first open house on November 20-21, 2014. Members and prospective members will have the opportunity to meet MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon, hear presentations, and participate in round table discussions. CRIS will be modeled after already existing centers of expertise at other academic institutions, which focus on allergen and microbiological safety. As an independent, academic, science-based center, CRIS will serve as a reliable and unbiased source for information, research, training, and analysis on the safe use of chemical ingredients in consumer packaged goods, including foods, beverages, cosmetics, and household consumer products. Founding members of CRIS include Cargill, Kellogg’s, Unilever, ConAgra Foods, Campbell’s, McCormick, General Mills, Hormel Foods, PepsiCo, Hershey’s, Coca-Cola, EcoLab, Bumble Bee Foods, LLC, Mondelēz International, Kraft Foods, and Bush’s Best. Registration for the open house will close November 14, 2014.