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SELECTBIO Conferences Food Safety & Analysis Congress 2016

Food Safety & Analysis Congress 2016 Agenda

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Tuesday, 6 September 2016



Food Safety: Pathogens & Toxins
Session Chair: Arun Bhunia, Professor, Purdue University, United States of America


Novel Biosensor Technologies for Detection and High Throughput Screening of Pathogens and Toxins
Arun Bhunia, Professor, Purdue University, United States of America

Single sensor platform for multi-pathogen/toxin detection is highly desirable. Our high throughput screening efforts utilising the fibre optic, cell-based and light scattering sensors for multi-pathogens and toxins will be discussed.


Michele SumanKeynote Presentation

Importance of Food Processing in the Area of Food Safety & Mycotoxins
Michele Suman, Research Manager, Barilla SpA Research Labs, Italy

The objective of this presentation is to discuss the reduction of known mycotoxins through appropriate management of the industrial technologies. Selected examples of food production techniques and relevant food items will be illustrated; prioritization of further research will be discussed.


Rapid Assays for the Detection of Foodborne Toxins
Luisa Cheng, Research Leader, USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States of America

This talk will highlight challenges in the sensitive detection of foodborne toxins and recent efforts in developing reagents and testing of new detection platforms for different toxins.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Emerging Toxins in Food and Feed
Rudolf Krska, Head, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, Austria

This presentation will summarize trends and new findings in the area of multi-toxin screening of food and feed commodities and the possible implications of “emerging” mycotoxins on the safety and security of human food and animal feed.


AB SciexTechnology Spotlight:
What’s in Your Food? Accurately Find and Identify Residues and Contaminants with Advances in LC-MS/MS
Ashley Sage, Senior Marketing Manager , Food & Environmental, AB Sciex


Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Poster Viewing Session


Agilent TechnologiesFree Workshop
New Tools to Tackle Plant Toxins and Mycotoxins in Food – Quantify a Few and Screen for Many Using LC Triple Quadrupole and Q-TOF MS Workshop
John Lee, Global Food Market Manager


Molecularly Imprinted Polymers: Plastic Antibody Mimics for Assays and Sensors in Food Analysis
Karsten Haupt, Professor, Compiegne University of Technology, France

This talk will cover the principle of molecular imprinting and the use of molecularly imprinted polymers as antibody mimics in biosensors and bioassays for food analysis.


John OKeynote Presentation

New Challenges and Opportunities for the Food Safety Professional
John O'Brien, Deputy Head, Nestle Research Center, Switzerland


Food Safety Policies – Support, Opposition, and Ignorance
Darin Detwiler, Professor, Northeastern University, United States of America

Dr. Darin Detwiler, LP.D, presents a look at challenges and strategies behind food safety regulations in the United States. Specifically, Dr. Detwiler will discuss the challenges of capacity, regulatory structure, funding, and policy adoption by the 50 states. This presentation will balance data analysis with qualitative data from interviews with key informants at various levels of government.


Autoscribe InformaticsTechnology Spotlight:
How to Improve Hygiene Monitoring in Your Environment
Tim Daniels, Marketing Manager, Autoscribe Informatics

The Matrix Gemini Environmental Monitoring module uniquely displays a graphical view and photograph of your sampling point locations (colour coded to show status) with a presentation of sample results and the trend over time for the selected sampling point.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall

Food Allergens


Current Pitfalls in Allergen Analysis
Martin Roder, Food Chemist, Head of Food Allergens, Institute For Product Quality, Germany

DNA and/or protein based techniques are used for the analysis of food allergens. The advantages and disadvantages of each method need to be considered on a case-by-case basis and will be highlighted in the presentation.


Drinks Reception in Exhibition Hall


End of Day 1

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Food Analysis and Techniques
Session Chair: Saskia van Ruth, Professor, Wageningen University, Netherlands


Potential of Flow-Modulated 2D Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry in Food Analysis
Peter Tranchida, Associate Professor, Universita di Messina, Italy

The present contribution is focused on the combination of flow-modulated GC×GC with novel forms of MS (in particular ultra-rapid scanning single and triple quadrupole), for use in the field of food analysis. The high potential of three hyphenated analytical dimensions, in both untargeted and pre-targeted experiments, will be illustrated.


Food Safety Analysis – a Risky Business?
Matthew Sharman, Head of Business Development, The Food and Environment Research Agency, United Kingdom

What, when, and where to test - New analytical approaches and technologies that can help provide an early warning of emerging risks in the agri-food chain. A solution based on the ‘5Ts’ of Trust, Traceability and Transparency through Technology and Testing.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Online Mass Spectrometric Detection of Volatile Food Contaminants
Andrea Buettner, Professor, Fraunhofer IVV, Germany

This presentation will address the problem of detecting volatile food contaminants – often odorous in nature – with an acceptable accuracy and speed required for real-time screening of food and packaging samples using on-line mass spectrometric techniques.


Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay as Rapid Express Detection of Bio- and Anthropogenic Low-Molecular Toxicants in Food Products
Sergei Eremin, Professor, Moscow State University, Russian Federation

The principles and recent results for development of Fluorescence Polarization Immunoassay for detection of food contaminants will be presented.


TecnaTechnology Spotlight:
Trends and Perspectives within the Agro-food Immunodiagnostics
Francesco Fieramosca, Marketing Executive , Tecna

The need for reliable, easy to use and cost-effective screening tools for food and feed made immunoassay kits the most common solutions worldwide; we will run through the evolution of such tools with an eye to the future.


Lunch & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Poster Viewing Session

Food Authenticity
Session Chair: John Coady, Chief Audit Manager, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Ireland


The Fight Against Food Fraud
Grant Cropper, Environmental Compliance and Training Manager, red24, United Kingdom

The focus of this presentation will be practical and will focus on the issues from the perspective of a food manufacturer including:
1. Methods used to produce fraudulent foods
2. Methods for identifying food fraud, including cutting edge technology
3. Methods to deter food fraud
4. Case studies and lessons learned


Andy MorlingKeynote Presentation

The National Food Crime Unit – Form and Function
Andy Morling, Head of the Food Crime Unit, Food Standards Agency UK, United Kingdom

This presentation describes the form, function and operating model of the National Food Crime Unit. It examines the dynamics and characteristics of food crime and the challenges it presents and explores how lessons learned from other forms of serious crime can form part of the response.


Beating Food Fraud Criminals - Some Food Safety Authority of Ireland Successes
John Coady, Chief Audit Manager, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Ireland

This talk will outline the approach adopted by FSAI in combatting food fraud and present some notable successes.


Coffee & Networking in Exhibition Hall


Saskia van RuthKeynote Presentation

Food Fraud Detection Beyond the Laboratory
Saskia van Ruth, Professor, Wageningen University, Netherlands

Food fraud developments beyond the laboratory - Novel technology based on spectroscopy, impedance and acoustics develop into rapid, non-destructive on-site screening methods for suspect samples.


Targeted Proteomics for the Detection of Food Allergens and Food Authentication
Jens Brockmeyer, Senior Scientist, University of Münster, Germany

The use of targeted proteomics as a novel tool for the mass spectrometry-based identification of different species and the highly specific and sensitive detection of food allergens in complex food matrices is presented.


Rapid Authentication of Coffee Blends: Old Problem, New Methods
Luciano Navarini, Head of Research & Scientific Coordination, Iillycaffe S P A, Italy

Roasted coffee can be subjected to commercial frauds, when high-quality Coffea arabica species, described as “100% Arabica” or “pure Arabica”, is intentionally mixed with the less expensive Coffea canephora var. robusta. In this framework, new methods to detected this old but still practised fraud are presented.


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