Recorded: Thursday, June 2, 2022

PFAScinating Developments in Analytical Methodology


The fourth ACS/FDA colloquium “PFAScinating Developments in Analytical Methodology” was held online on Thursday, June 2, 2022. This colloquium focuses on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances and challenges related to the food and drug industry.

The US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) and the American Chemical Society (ACS) have partnered to provide a chemistry colloquium series being offered online. The fourth in the series will address per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances as well as cutting edge analytic methods for detection and food safety. The series focuses on aspects related to food including additives, ingredients, packaging, and safety, and is intended to broaden the knowledge base of food science professionals and the general public.

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Meet the Experts

Kay Ho

Bjorn Berendsen

Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands

Bjorn is affiliated with Wageningen Food Safety Research, part of Wageningen University and Research. He is program manager for the statutory tasks of the institute and scientist with a focus on PFAS and veterinary drug residues. Bjorn advocates that food safety research must not only focus on the food itself, but on the whole food production system. As such he works in multidisciplinary projects that focus on food, animal husbandry, crop production and soil.  

Albert Braeuning

Lowri De Jager

US Food & Drug Administration, United States

Lowri S. De Jager is currently the Chief of the Methods Development Branch in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in College Park, Maryland. The Branch’s research focuses on method development for the analysis of additives and contaminants in foods and food packaging. Other work in the branch focuses on investigation of economic adulteration, determination of marine toxins, and method development for food defense.  The Branch is responsible for leading the Agency’s research effort in PFAS analysis in FDA regulated products. 

Tamara Galloway

Jeremy Gauthier

University of Toronto, Canada

Jeremy Gauthier is a PhD Candidate in analytical and environmental chemistry at the University of Toronto. His research in the Mabury lab focuses on using novel analytical strategies including fluorine NMR for monitoring both known and unknown PFAS in the environment. He is also interested in the fate of fluorinated agricultural chemicals in the environment.

Albert Braeuning

Pingping Meng

North Carolina State University, United States

Dr. Meng is a postdoctoral researcher at North Carolina State University.  Her research focuses on understanding PFAS human exposure through dietary uptake and developing effective water treatment technologies to help minimize PFAS exposure. Her research is part of the PFAS UNITEDD project funded by US EPA to conduct research on the impact of PFAS in communities and to develop possible PFAS remediation strategies.

Albert Braeuning

Palmer Orlandi

AOAC, United States

Dr. Orlandi is the Deputy Executive Director & Chief Science Officer of AOAC International and has had an extensive background at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for over 20 years.


Part of a colloquium series brought to you by the US FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and the American Chemical Society.