The Mission of CRIS (e.g., Why CRIS exists) is to

“Conduct research and provide insight on the safety of ingredients in food and consumer products to support evidence-informed decisions by consumers, industry, and policy makers.”

MSU established CRIS to serve as a hub for objective science that adds rigor and data to the highly visible discourse on ingredient safety through the following areas of engagement:

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

As such, CRIS will serve as a reliable and unbiased source for information, research, and analysis on the safe use of chemical ingredients. As indicated in the first link to the left, a critical Strategic Priority for CRIS is to “Develop and Implement a Focused Research Agenda.” 

The Emerging Issues Committee (EIC) will serve as CRIS’s scientific steering committee, and will set and prioritize short-term and long-term strategic and scientific objectives of importance in food and packaged goods ingredient safety. 

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