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14th International Akademie Fresenius Conference on “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment” from 29 February to 1 March 2016 in Cologne/Germany

The research on food safety constantly produces new findings and improved procedures, but regulation and associated requirements with regard to the topic also develop steadily. The Akademie Fresenius presents everything worth knowing  in the area of pesticide residues in food within the scope of the annual international conference „Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment“. The next event will take place from 29 February to 1 March 2016 in Cologne/Germany.

The conference is divided into four topic areas. It begins on with the area Short-Term-Intake (IESTI) which will among other things discuss the results from the EFSA/FAO/WHO workshop. The event will continue with presentations regarding the topic of residue data requirements featuring news about residues in honey, about possible future developments on OECD level and the new BfR database of quality controlled processing factors. The first conference day will end with the area of MRL setting which will deal with country reports from Austria and Thailand as well as with improvements on the review of existing EU-MRLs. The second conference day focuses on (cumulative) risk assessment and toxicological aspects. The programme for the day includes presentations with regard to the assessment of pesticide metabolites, to chronic cumulative risk assessment, to cumulative assessment groups (CAGs) in the context of neurotoxicity assessment and to the toxic potency of short-term exposures.


  • Alan R. Boobis, Imperial College London
  • Monika Bross, BASF
  • Bruno Dujardin, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)
  • Alexia Faure, ANSES
  • Kathrin Gottlob, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
  • Carina Gotto, QS Qualität und Sicherheit
  • Caroline Harris, Exponent
  • Antonio Hernández-Jerez, University of Granada, School of Medicine
  • Karsten Hohgardt, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)
  • Tina Mehta, Dow AgroSciences
  • Alexandra Mienné, ANSES
  • David Miller, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Bernadette Ossendorp, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and  the Environment (RIVM)
  • Christian Prohaska, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)
  • Panpilad Saikaew, Thai National Bureau of Agricultural and Food Standards
  • Rebekka Scholz, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)
  • Trijntje van der Velde-Koerts, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and  the Environment (RIVM)
  • Jacob van Klaveren, Dutch National Institute for Public Health and  the Environment (RIVM)
  • Jürg Zarn, Swiss Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO)

The complete conference programme can be found here.

Date: 29 February to 1 March 2016

Location: Cologne/Germany

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