Third Annual Proposition 65 Compliance Seminar
MGS - Sacramento
Food Safety


Third Annual Proposition 65 Compliance Seminar

Monday, September 10, 2012

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

980 9th Street

2nd Floor Park Tower Conference Room

Sacramento, CA 95814





Event Experts:

 PEG CAREW TOLEDO is a partner at the Sacramento law firm Mennemeier, Glassman & Stroud LLP. Ms. Toledo has 15 years of experience in Proposition 65 defense and counseling, helping both small and large companies navigate the complexities of complying with Proposition 65. Ms. Toledo has litigated Proposition 65 cases involving consumer products, foods, and dietary supplements. She has handled cases alleging exposure to a variety of Proposition 65 listed chemicals including acrylamide, arsenic, benzene, cadmium, formaldehyde, lead, mercury, toluene, progesterone, and phthalates.


JAMES R. COUGHLIN, Ph.D. is the President of Coughlin & Associates in Orange County, California. Dr. Coughlin is an internationally recognized expert in food, nutrition and chemical safety and toxicology.
He received his M.S. in Food Science and Technology and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Environmental Chemistry from the University of California, Davis, where he also did post-doctoral training in toxicology. Dr. Coughlin has been involved in the assessment and management of Proposition 65 requirements and issues since the law’s passage in 1986.

CHRISTOPHER GUAY is a Regulatory Fellow in North American Technical External Relations at The Procter & Gamble Company and has been responsible for P&G’s Proposition 65 compliance procedures since 1996. Mr. Guay has developed programs focused on ensuring products are compliant with
Proposition 65 requirements, implemented systems to educate and train employees and managers
about Proposition 65, and developed approaches for commenting on proposed regulations and
chemical listings. Mr. Guay has degrees in chemical engineering, management and finance.

BARBARA PETERSEN, Ph.D., M.P.H., is a Principal Scientist in Exponent’s Health Sciences Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety. Dr. Petersen is internationally recognized for her expertise in
exposure/risk assessment methodology, functional food safety and efficacy evaluations, nutrient intakes, fatty acid metabolism, food consumption profile modeling, and applications of Monte Carlo techniques to risk assessments for chemicals including contaminants, pesticides, and nutrients. Dr. Petersen also is a
specialist in addressing regulatory issues involving exposure and risk assessments. She has provided
specialized expertise in developing compliance procedures for heavy metals in toys and dishes,
contaminants in food and other consumer products (dioxins, fumonosins, heavy metals, etc.).

ROBERT SCOFIELD, D.Env., M.P.H., has over 30 years of experience in performing human health risk assessments and exposure assessments for chemicals in the environment and consumer products. Dr. Scofield has performed over 500 risk assessments under Proposition 65, including evaluations of consumer products, foods, pesticides, as well as environmental exposures to chemicals in air, water and soil. Dr. Scofield earned his BA in biology at UCLA and he completed his graduate studies at the UCLA School of Public Health, where he earned an M.P.H. and a D.Env. He also completed post-doctoral
studies in the Department of Environmental Toxicology at UC Davis.


980 9th Street