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Robert Brackett, PhD
VP National Center for Food Safety and Technology
Roger A. Clemens, DrPH, Adjunct Professor of pharmaceutical sciences; Associate director, regulatory science program, USC School of Pharmacy
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David McCoy, PhD, VP of Product Research at the Dairy Research Institute
James McKim, PhD, Toxicologist

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