Dr. Tongtong Xu

Senior Scientist II, USP

Tongtong is a Senior Scientist supporting the Food Chemicals Codex (FCC) managing development and modernization of FCC standards for food ingredients, as well as the development of general tests detecting potential adulterants in vulnerable food ingredients. She formerly worked at the American Beverage Association monitoring the research landscape of the relevant ingredient safety and nutrition issues that may potentially impact the beverage industry. Before that, Tongtong worked in FDA evaluating the ingredients generally recognized as safe for their intended use in animal foods. She has a background in food science with more than 9 years of experience in the area of food ingredient safety, nutrition, and food additive regulations. Tongtong holds a Ph.D. in Food Science from the University of Pennsylvania State.