David Hattan, U.S. FDA
BIOSKETCH DAVID G. HATTAN. PH.D. Dr. Hattan has worked for the US Food and Drug Administration in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for over 25 years. During his career with the Center, Dr. Hattan has worked closely on a number of prominent food additives, including: aspartame, sucralose, monosodium glutamate, caffeine, cyclamates, saccharin, olestra, F,D &C Red No3., methanol, ethanol and caffeinated alcoholic beverages. He has served on various government interagency committees (ICCVAM, EDMVAC); and international committees (WHO/FAO Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives). More recently Dr. Hattan has been intensively involved in the development of safety/risk assessments for Melamine and Its Analogues. In addition he has made presentations on the safety assessment of food-related exposures to melamine and related compounds in Bejing, China and at a WHO Consultation on the risk assessment of melamine and related compounds added as an intentional contaminant to food products.