Bill Adams, MBA, Product Manager
North America—Mérieux NutriSciences
Bill Adams has been in the analytical Food Chemistry space for over 12 years. During this time, he has held positions in Operations, Continuous Improvement, Project Management, and Product Management, all within Merieux NutriSciences. His current role is Product Manager for Chemistry testing in North America, where he oversees the implementation of new capabilities, cost and pricing of methods, and support for Research & Development, Operations, and Commercial teams.
Global Food Forums Presentations by Speaker
Heavy Metals – Closer to Reality
Co-Presenters: Walter Brandl and Bill Adams
The Food and Drug Administration’s new Closer to Zero initiative focuses on the exposure of heavy metal contaminants in commonly eaten foods by infants and children. Due to new forthcoming regulations, it is important for manufacturers to know the challenges and practical implications of this initiative from a technical, regulatory, and reality-based perspective. This discussion will cover the appropriate methods and instrumentation for heavy metal analysis, the new regulations and the limits of detection that manufacturers will be required to meet, and the typical expected levels of metal contaminants commonly found in various food types.