Our Research

We, at the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety at Michigan State University (CRIS), add rigor and meaningful data to the current scholarly knowledge around ingredients by serving as a hub for objective, evidence-based research. We do this by

  • expanding the opportunity to conduct basic and applied research on the safety and toxicology of ingredients in food, packaging, cosmetics, and household care products.
  • contributing to the development and validation of testing methods and strategies for evaluating the safety of ingredients in food, packaging, cosmetics, and household care products.

 We care deeply about protecting the integrity of all research conducted by CRIS. That is why our research is conducted under the direction of academic scientists who specialize in toxicology, immunology, microbiology, physiology, and other related sub-fields.

These accomplished researchers conduct the science by using standardized and recognized scientific methods to provide unbiased, researcher-derived conclusions. These conclusions are then sent for peer review at high-tier journals and, after acceptance into a peer-reviewed journal or scientific meeting, we inform CRIS Partners and the greater community of the conclusions and possible actionable outcomes.

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