Emerging Issues Committee
The Emerging Issues Committee (EIC) is crucial to CRIS’s success. The EIC serves as a scientific steering committee helping to set and prioritize short-term and long-term strategic and scientific objectives related to the safety assessment of ingredients found in foods, cosmetics, food-grade packaging, and household products.
The committee is comprised of experienced scientific leaders from academia, government, non-governmental organizations, and industry.
Appointment and expectations
Academic, government and non-governmental organization partners are appointed to the EIC by the CRIS Internal Advisory Committee (IAC). Industry members of the EIC are elected by CRIS Partners.
All members of the EIC serve on a limited and rotating term basis to ensure
- no one person or entity has undue influence.
The EIC meets bimonthly via teleconference to solicit, discuss, and prioritize emerging issues. They also meet face-to-face at least once a year – usually at the CRIS Annual Meeting.
You can learn more about the expectations and bylaws of the EIC by reviewing the Emerging Issues Committee Charter.
Emerging Issues Committee Members
Director of Science Communication
Manager Allergens and Toxicology, The Hershey Company
Professor, Institute for Integrative Toxicology, Michigan State University
Vice-Chair, EIC Committee; Havlik-Wall Professor of Oncology, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Director, R&D Scientific & Regulatory Affairs – North America at Cargill
Professor, School of Public Health, Indiana University
VP, Global Quality and Food Safety at McCormick Company, Inc.
Chair, EIC Committee; Senior Research Toxicologist, NSF International
Nathanial Parizek, Ph.D.
Toxicologist, Sherwin-Williams Packaging Coatings
Sr. Scientist, Scientific Affairs, PepsiCo, Inc
Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Product Stewardship, ANGUS Chemical Company
Vice President of Research Policy, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
Joe Zagorski, Ph.D.