Food Sciences Section (FSS)
ACIL members in its Food Sciences Section (FSS), formerly the Microanalytical Chemistry Section, perform microbiological and chemistry services to characterize composition, purity, residue content and contamination in the areas of food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and related manufacturing industries. Testing and research the safety and/or efficacy of drugs, cosmetics, food additives, medical devices, pesticides and other chemical products regulated by the FDA and by certain departments within the EPA. For members only, FSS conference calls are held the third Wednesday of each month at 3:00 pm ET. Please contact Bob Uttenweiler, Section Executive Officer, if you would like to be added to the FSS distribution list, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To promote and protect the interests of firms primarily engaged in microbiology and analytical chemistry services and to characterize composition, purity, residue, content, and contamination in the areas of food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and related manufacturing industries. For more specifics on activities relating to accomplishing this mission, review the section's value proposition.
Chair: Jeff Abels, Foreign Trade Services Corp.
Vice Chair: Lars Reimann, Eurofins Scientific, Inc.
FSMA Statement (2011)