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2011 Symposium Speaker

John Hathcock, Ph.D.
Council for Responsible Nutrition-International

Dr. Hathcock is responsible for scientific review and regulatory interpretation, specializing in safety and international issues. He has decades of experience in the field, having served as a professor at Iowa State University and a senior scientist at the Food and Drug Administration before joining CRN in 1995. An expert on the safety evaluation of nutrients and other dietary ingredients, he has made numerous presentations on the safety of vitamins and minerals and other dietary ingredients to the U.S. Food and Nutrition Board and is the author of CRN's Vitamin and Mineral Safety (1997 and 2004). In addition to publishing numerous peer-reviewed scientific articles, he regularly presents at major national and international conferences on food safety and regulatory issues, analyzes and develops CRN policy positions, and speaks on international regulations and issues, including those pertaining to the Codex Alimentarius, the European Commission, and the ASEAN health supplements harmonization of maximum levels. He has been appointed by the government of Singapore to membership in an external advisory committee on supplements. Dr. Hathcock holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from North Carolina State University and a Ph.D. in Nutrition from Cornell University and is an elected member of professional societies in nutrition and toxicology.