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TOXCEL PARTICIPATES IN TOWN HALLS FOR SUBSTANCE-EXPOSED INFANTS
toXcel is participating in a series of town halls in Virginia to address the surge in prevalance of substance-exposed infants (SEIs). As part of toXcel’s work with the Commonwealth of Virgina, toXcel will help to seek input from health care, social services and legal workers dealing with the crisis.
Carrie Redden, Director of Health and Planning, was featured in a June 27 article from the Winchestar Star on the first of these town hall meetings. Heather Rigdon, Senior Associate Scientist, is pictured holding a town hall in Abingdon, VA in a July 18 news story from WCYB Channel 5.
TOXCEL DELIVERS PRESENTATION AT THE FRANKE FOOD AND ICE SAFETY SEMINAR
Gary Whitmyre, Senior Director of Exposure and Risk Assessment in toXcel’s Life Sciences Division, provided a presentation on September 13, 2017,as one of the speakers at an all-day food and ice safety seminar at Franke’s headquarters in Smyrna, Tennessee. Franke produces a wide variety of products for the food service industry, including sanitizing products, and is a leader in the food service equipment and safety industry (www.franke.com). The topics Gary addressed at the seminar included pathways for contamination of food with foodborne pathogens, and methods for prevention and control for ice-contact and food-contact surfaces, with an emphasis on the use of sanitizers and disinfectants. The necessary registration aspects for such products, and data requirements for proving the safety and effectiveness of sanitizing and disinfecting products were also discussed. A focus on in situ ozone-generating devices expanded the conversation beyond manufactured chemical sanitizers and disinfectants. toXcel also took part in a Panel Discussion at the conclusion of the presentations.
TOXCEL PRESENTATIONS WELL RECEIVED AT ISSA FORUM
Gary Whitmyre, Senior Director of Exposure and Risk Assessment in toXcel’s Life Sciences Division, shared center stage with Jon Benjamin of the San Francisco law firm Farella Braun + Martel LLP in a lively presentation of two current topics at the ISSA Forum in Arlington, Virginia on June 21, 2017. The two topics that Gary and Jon addressed in their “tag-team” presentations were the “Revised California Proposition 65 Warning Requirements” and “California Safer Consumer Products Regulations”. ISSA is the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association (formerly known as the International Sanitary Supply Association), which is a trade association of manufacturers, formulators, and distributors of cleaning products (http://www.issa.com). The Forum in general was focused on legislative, regulatory and sustainability issues of particular interest to stakeholders. toXcel is a corporate member and proud supporter of ISSA.
TOXCEL PRESENTS AT ANIMAL FEED TRADE ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Christine McAlinden, Associate Director of toXcel International’s UK office and European Registered Toxicologist, was a Guest Speaker at the British Association of Feed Supplement and Additive Manufacturers (BAFSAM) http://www.bafsam.org on May 18. The BAFSAM is the national platform for the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA), an EU trade organization. Chris’ presentation featured guidance on toxicity studies aimed at demonstrating product safety, with special focus on the types of testing required to assess consumer and worker safety, and how the results are interpreted for classification and labeling. Chris also serves as an independent expert on the Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs (ACAF) of the UK Food Standards Agency.
2017 Society of Toxicology Meeting and ToxExpo
toXcel recently attended the Society of Toxicology meeting and exhibited at ToxExpo in Baltimore. We were pleased to meet with so many of our clients and laboratory associates during the annual meeting. We look forward to another successful conference next year in San Antonio.