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North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute

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​​​​​The North American branch of the International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI North America) is a public, non-profit scientific foundation that advances the understanding and application of science related to the nutritional quality and safety of the food supply.

2014 Annual Report
​​ About Us
The organization carries out its mission by sponsoring research programs, professional and educational programs and workshops, seminars, and publications. ILSI North America provides a neutral forum for government, academic, and industry scientists to discuss and resolve scientific issues of common concern for the well-being of the general public. ILSI North America's programs are supported primarily by its industry membership.
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ILSI North America News
Stay up to date on all ILSI North America events and activities by subscribing to our quarterly newsletter.
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2016 ILSI North America Future Leader Award Call for Nominations

The North American Branch of the International Life Sciences Institute is soliciting nominations of individuals to be considered to receive its 2016 Future Leader Award. For complete details about this award and requirements for consideration, please click here.

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Request for Proposals - Low Aw Activity Foods

The ILSI North America Technical Committee on Food Microbiology has released an RFP requesting pre-proposals for Research on Pathogens in Low Water Activity

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Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool

The ILSI North America Food and Chemical Safety Committee sponsored the development of the Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool. Access the tool at

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Partitioning of Dietary Metal Intake—A Metal Dietary Exposure Screening Tool
Journal Article
Detection of heavy metals at trace or higher levels in foods and food ingredients is not unexpected given the widespread unavoidable presence of several metals in nature, coupled with advancement in analytical methods and lowering limits of detection. To assist risk managers with a rapid risk assessment when facing these situations, a metal dietary exposure screening tool (MDEST) was developed. Read More

Assessing dietary exposure to caffeine from beverages in the U.S. population using brand-specific versus cateogry-specific caffeine values
Journal Article
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Socio-demographic correlates and trends in low-calorie sweetener use among adults in the United States from 199 to 2008
Journal Article
LCS use was more common among populations with a lower burden of obesity and related chronic disease, specifically, non-Hispanic whites and those with more education/higher incomes. Read More


 The Importance of Exposure in Risk Assessments


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2015 Science Trend Report: Inisghts and Implications for the Future
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Health Risk Assessment of Oral Exposure to Arsenic - EMGS 2015
New Orleans, LA 9/26/2015 - 9/30/2015
The ILSI North America Food & Chemical Safety Committee is sponsoring this session at the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society (EMGS) Annual Meeting.
International Association for Food Protection (IAFP) 2015
Portland, Oregon 7/25/2015 - 7/28/2015
The ILSI North America Committees on Food & Chemical Safety and Food Microbiology are hosting sessions at this year's IAFP Annual Meeting.