Teaching Nutrition Science and the Food Label
Crystal Rasnake is a nutritionist in the Office of Nutrition, Labeling, and Dietary
Supplements (ONLDS), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Food
and Drug Administration. She works on health claims and policy related to the Nutrition
Facts Label. Prior to joining FDA in 2005, Crystal worked as a Research Associate
at the Institute of Medicines’ Food and Nutrition Board on the Dietary Reference
Intakes (DRIs). Crystal was also an Extension Agent with Virginia Cooperative Extension,
where she taught educational programs in nutrition and food safety. Crystal holds
a B.S. and M.S. in Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).
Dr. Lane Highbarger
Lane Highbarger is a Consumer Safety Officer in the Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review, Office of Food Additive Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Food and Drug Administration. He is the center's point of contact for matters relating to food irradiation and the lead of the team that reviews food additive petitions for irradiation petitions that the agency has received. He also has done extensive review on GRAS substances that are used to fix the color of meat. Lane holds a B.Sc. from the University of Maryland and a Ph.D. in physical biochemistry from the University of Maryland.
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