Susan S. Cho, Ph.D., NutraSource, Inc.

6309 Morning Dew Ct, Clarksville, MD 21029 USA | 1-301-875-6454 (C) | susanscho1@yahoo.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

NutraSource, Clarksville, MD, April 2005- present

  • GRAS Self affirmation, GRAS notice with FDA, and New Dietary Ingredient (NDI) notice.
  • Substantiations for structure and function claims and health claims.
  • Toxicity studies in animals (mostly with rats and dogs) in accordance with FDA Redbook 2000
  • Ingredients reviews including antioxidants, healthy lipids, fiber, and prebiotics.
  • Provide analysis and interpretations related to NHANES and other nutrient datasets.
  • GRAS Self affirmation, GRAS notice, and NDI notice.
    • Successful GRAS notices with FDA
      • GRNs 307 (palm derived tocols), 320 (palm carotenoids),
      • 352 (D-tagatose), 373 (rice bran fiber),
      • 285 (galactooligosaccharides for general foods-supplements),
      • 286 (galactooligosaccharides for infant formula-supplements),
      • 394 ( Spirulina platensis ), 400 (D-psicose),
      • 458 (Xylooligosaccharides), 478 (Rice hull fiber) ––pending,
      • 521 (Conjugated linoleic acid), 523 (L-leucine),
      • 542 (Lutein), 543 (Lutein esters),
      • 550 (Meso-zeaxanthin), and
      • 556 (Luo han guo extract) – pending.
    • Successful NDI notices with FDA
      • Avocetyl, Avovida, and
      • Xylooligosaccharides
    • GRAS self affirmations – more than 25
  • Successful structure function claim notices with FDA
    Angelica keiskei, black bean, and xylooligosaccharides .
  • Structure function claim substantiation-more than 50
  • Animal toxicity studies – rice hull fiber and DHA among others.

Kellogg Company, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1983 April 2005

Director of Nutrition and Nutrition Business Partner, Kellogg-USA & Research, Quality, and Technology, 2000 – April 2005 ;
Various positions at Quality, Research & Development, 1983 – 2000.

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Food Chemistry (major with an emphasis on food toxicology and immunoassays) and Biochemistry (minor), University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1983.
  • M.S., Nutrition, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1978.
  • M.B.A., University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2003.
  • B.S., Nutrition and Food Science, Ewha Women University, Seoul, Korea, 1972.

PUBLICATIONS

American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Scientific Statement:

Cho Susan S, Qi L, Fahey GC Jr, Klurfeld DM. Consumption of cereal fiber, mixtures of whole grains and bran, and whole grains and risk reduction in type 2 diabetes, obesity, and cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;98(2):594-619.

Books:

Dietary fiber and health, CRC Press, 2012.
Weight control and slimming ingredients, Wiley/Blackwell, 2010.
Handbook for prebiotics and probiotics, CRC Press, 2009.
Handbook of fiber ingredients, CRC press, 2009.
Handbook of dietary fiber, Marcel Dekker, 2001.
Complex carbohydrates Marcel Dekker, 1999.
Dietary fiber analysis and applications, AOAC international, 1997.

Committee Reports of the AOAC International: 2

Research/Review Papers: 40+