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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

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Elke AnklamKeynote Presentation

Are We Prepared for the Challenges Related to Food Safety and Quality in 2020?
Elke Anklam, Director Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, European Commission, Belgium

This presentation will demonstrate, with selected examples, the critical challenges to be expected in respect to food safety and quality control and its legislative framework.


Thermo Fisher ScientificTechnology Spotlight:
The New Affordable and Durable Q Exactive Mass Spectrometer for Routine Applications
Maciej Bromirski, Manager, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Based on the proven Q Exactive platform, this new hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap Mass Spectrometer provides durable and reliable performance for routine laboratories performing automated screening, profiling and quantification analysis. Full scan confirmation mode and parallel reaction monitoring (PRM) provide reproducible quantitation results and targeted screening capabilities. Variable data-independent analysis (vDIA) provides complete qualitative coverage for unknown screening without compromising proven quantitative attributes. The new Q Exactive MS system provides best in class data quality at a value-price. It is ideal for routine labs performing food safety residue analysis, environmental analysis, forensic toxicology, sports doping, clinical research, metabolomics, and routine pharmaceutical analyses.


Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

Food Safety: Detection & Identification of Natural Toxins & Allergens


From Single to Multiplex Detection of Allergens in Food by Advanced MS Analyzers
Linda Monaci, Lead Researcher, Institute of Sciences of Food Production, Italy

Two case-study will be presented basing on different MS platforms, one employing SRM-MS acquisition scheme and the other exploiting advantages offered by full scan High Resolution MS acquisition mode for the targeted multiple detection of allergen- markers in complex food matrices. The properly selection of suitable and unique peptide markers enabled the fast and high throughput multiplex detection of allergenic proteins contaminating different foods. 


Rapid Methods for Contaminants and Natural Toxins in Food
Jacob Jong, Senior Scientist, Wageningen University, Netherlands

An overview of recent advances in rapid screening methods for the detection of chemical contaminants and natural toxins in different food commodities will be given and the pros and cons against well-established instrumental methods will be discussed.


Covance Laboratories IncTechnology Spotlight:
Increasing Identification Confidence in Multiresidue Analysis of Pesticides in Food and Food Supplements
Katerina Mastovska, Associate Scientific Director, Covance Laboratories Inc

This presentation will review identification criteria used in pesticide residue analysis and discuss practical approaches to increasing identification confidence for pesticide residues detected in food and food supplements, especially in the case of challenging analyte-matrix combinations.


Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall


CSICFree Workshop
Mass Spectrometry Based Metabolomics Approaches for Quality and Bioactivity of Plant Foods
Fernando Vallejo Mellado, Metabolomics Platform Coordinator


Poster Viewing Session

Food Safety: Detection of Food-borne Pathogens


Guidelines for Harmonisation and Standardisation Methods in Food Microbiology
Martin D'Agostino, Microbiologist, FERA, United Kingdom

A guide on how to harmonise and standardise methods in food microbiology – a case study will be presented .


Food Microbiology Diagnostics: Novel Solutions for Old Challenges
David Rodriguez-Lazaro, Associate Professor, University of Burgos, Spain

The traditional microbiological techniques are not sufficiently rapid to assure the safety of foods at consumption. Molecular methods are one of the most promising alternative techniques for the rapid detection of microorganisms in food improving the likelihood of detecting foodborne pathogens.


Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall


Progress and Challenges of Enteric Virus Detection in Foods
Albert Bosch, Professor, University of Barcelona, Spain

Overview on human enteric viruses and the development of standardized methods for their detection in food and water samples.


What’s New on Detection of Foodborne Parasites
Lucy Robertson, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway

Various protozoa can be transmitted to humans via ingestion of contaminated food, usually fresh produce. This presentation will discuss current advances in the field, particular with respect to risks, outbreaks, and method standardization.


Drinks Reception


End of Day One

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Food Authenticity and Traceability


Paul BreretonKeynote Presentation

Food Fraud a Major Global Problem: New Initiatives to Assure the Integrity of the Food Supply.
Paul Brereton, Co-ordinator of Agri-food Research, The Food and Environment Research Agency, United Kingdom


Does Vibrational Spectroscopy Have A Real Role In Food Authentication?
Gerard Downey, Professor, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ireland

The advantages and disadvantages of applying rapid, vibrational spectroscopy to the problems of food authenticity will be reviewed and assessed. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of these methods as supports to decision-making by processors, retailers and regulatory authorities.


Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall

Food Safety: Measurement of Food Contaminants


Arsenic Compounds in Foodstuffs – Recent Developments in Speciation Analysis and Food Safety Assessment
Jens Sloth, Senior Scientist, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Arsenic can be found in various chemical forms in foodstuffs with different toxicity. The presentation provides an overview of arsenic chemistry in food and methods of analysis to detect the different compounds in relation to food safety assessment.


EU Pesticide Residue Control in Fruits and Vegetables. Organization, Main Issues and Challenges
Amadeo Fernandez-Alba, Co Head, European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruit & Vegetables, Spain


Agilent TechnologiesTechnology Spotlight:
Latest Developments in Triple Quadrupole LC/MS and GC/MS Technology
Jaume Morales, Product Specialist, Agilent Technologies

Several recent improvements to the ion optics and detector design of a high-end triple quadrupole (QQQ) mass spectrometer have resulted in higher quantitative performance. The improved performance of the new high-end QQQ LC/MS and GC/MS are illustrated for the analysis of samples from food safety applications. Significant improvement in the limits of quantitation, excellent assay precision at the lowest levels and outstanding system robustness in complex matrices are demonstrated.


Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Covance Laboratories IncFree Workshop
Challenges and Advances in Targeted and Non-Targeted Analysis of Chemical Contaminants and Adulterants Workshop
Katerina Mastovska, Associate Scientific Director


Poster Viewing Session



Alejandro CifuentesKeynote Presentation

Recent Foodomic Developments to Investigate the Bioactivity of Dietary Ingredients
Alejandro Cifuentes, Director, Institute of Food Science Research, Spain

Foodomics allows the study of safety, quality and bioactivity of foods at molecular level through the application and integration of omics strategies, including transcriptomics, proteomics and/or metabolomics. In this work, we present the last results obtained in our laboratory following a Foodomics approach.

Flavour, Odour & Quality Markers


How to Measure Smell?
Erich Leitner, Professor, Graz University of Technology, Austria

The talk covers strategies for the identification and quantification of odour active compounds in food and food contact materials. After a critical discussion of different sample preparation techniques gas chromatography based separations in one and two dimensional approaches with different detection systems will be the next focus. Some examples from real world samples will demonstrate the need for sensitive and selective methods.


Coffee and Networking in Exhibition Hall


Comparative Evaluation of Diagnostic Tools to Characterize Lipid Oxidation of PUFA-Enriched Infant Formulas
Caroline Siefarth, Food Engineer & Research Associate, University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany

Infant formulas have increasingly been enriched with polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The industry is asking for analytical tools to monitor autoxidation in its early stages with respect to quality control and product development. In this context, different diagnostic tools on monitoring primary and secondary lipid oxidation markers were comparatively investigated.


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