ILSI News | November 2016


Vol. 34 No. 3

ILSI North America Partners on Branded Foods Database

In September 2016, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the launch of the USDA Branded Food Products Database.

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Dietary Fat: Quantity or Quality?

ILSI Europe has formed a new task force which will review scientific publications on the effects of the intake of dietary fats on human health.

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ILSI-India Seminars on Food Safety and the Microbiome

ILSI-India organized two seminars in conjunction with its Annual Meeting.

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Dietary Intakes in a Diverse Region

Southeast Asia is a physically and culturally diverse region.

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Celebrating 30 Yearssteph2a
On behalf of the entire ILSI family, we’d like to thank Stephanie Carter for 30 years of service.

Stephanie joined ILSI in October 1986 and provided support to the ILSI Risk Science Institute (RSI). She also took on “other duties as assigned,” which included helping to organize a global health event in Istanbul for the Micronutrient Forum, for which, at the time, ILSI acted as secretariat.

When programs within RSI were merged into a reorganized ILSI Research Foundation, Stephanie became involved with activities in nutrition and physical activity, as well as risk science. She acted as grants manager and coordinated TAKE10! training. She now serves as Senior Program and Conference Manager, a role in which she works closely with technical staff to ensure the foundation’s science events are successful.

“My greatest pleasure over the past 30 years comes from interacting with so many interesting people from around the world who are all working together to translate science into programs that have impact.”

We offer our warmest appreciation to Stephanie for her help in achieving ILSI’s mission. (You may send your own congratulations to Stephanie at

baby_with_bottle_dreamstime_xl_11471944November’s featured video comes from an ILSI Brasil workshop on food fortification and supplementation. Rubens Feferbaum, MD, PhD, University of São Paulo, discusses the importance of nutrition during pregnancy, nursing, and the first 1,000 days. This video is in Portuguese. (Importância dos Nutrientes em Grupos Populacionais Específicos: Gestantes, Nutrizes, Primeiros 1000 dias) Video

Recent Publications

Task Force Report: Future Research Needs for the Prevention and Management of Immune-Mediated Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions

A report from research clinicians, regulatory scientists, and immonutoxicologists from the pharmaceutical industry on immune-mediated drug hypersensitivity reactions.

Online at Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: IDHR

ILSI Brasil
Carboidratos, Glicemia e Saúde

Volume 7 of ILSI Brasil's monograph series "Foods with Functional and/or Health Properities" is devoted to carbohydrates, glicemia, and health. It provides a concise summary of a workshop on carbohydrates organized by ILSI Brasil. This monograph is in Portuguese.

Available for download: Carboidratos


A complete list of over 800 ILSI publications is available online: ILSI Publications


ILSI Europe
Human Intestinal Barrier Function in Health and Disease

This paper belongs to a series of three publications that examine the intestinal barrier, its role in health and disease and the potential impact of probiotics on function. In this review, the role of intestinal permeability in common disorders is discussed.

Open Access at Clinical and Translational Gastroenterology: Probiotics

Comparing rat and rabbit embryo-fetal developmental toxicity data for 379 pharmaceuticals

A database of embryo-fetal developmental toxicity studies of 379 pharmaceutical compounds in rat and rabbit was analyzed for species differences based on toxicokinetic parameters.

Open Access at Critical Reviews in Toxicology: Database

Upcoming Events

ILSI Brasil
Comunicação Com a Mídia
(Communication with the Media)
13 – 14 2016
São Paulo, Brasil
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2017 ILSI Annual Meeting
20 - 25 January 2016
La Jolla, California, USA
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Early-Bird registration rate ends: 4 December 2016

Rethinking Developmental Toxicity Testing: Evolution or Revolution
19 - 20 April 2017
Washington, DC, USA
More information: Developmental Toxicity

ILSI Europe
IAFP’s European Symposium on Food Safety 2017
29 - 31 March 2017
Brussels, Belgium
More information: Food Safety

ILSI Research Foundation
Food Systems, Nutrition and Health in a Changing Environment
21 April 2017
Chicago, Illinois, USA
More information: Food Systems

Workshop on Advances and Roadblocks for use of Genomics Data in Cancer Risk Assessment for Drugs and Chemicals
25- 26 May 2017
Montreal, Canada
More information: Genomics Data