Pesticide Residues in Food

This conference is dealing with the latest developments in the detection of pesticide residues in food. For experts in residue analysis a compact programme is offered on regulation, method & tool development and monitoring.

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12.12. — 13.12.2023
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Overview

Get all the important updates this winter!

Authorities, industry and academia all around the table in 2023 again: the popular Akademie Fresenius Conference “Pesticide Residues in Food” enters its next round. It is the event to attend to receive all the latest updates and discuss with your peers. Reason enough for many participants to attend regularly. So don’t miss out to secure your place for this year’s event!

Highlights

Regulatory requirements and guideline developments

  • Developments on pesticides residues – update from DG SANTE
  • Short update from the OECD expert group on residue analytical methods

Monitoring: Programmes and challenges

  • 2021 EU annual report on pesticide residues in food
  • Food monitoring in the United Kingdom
  • Food monitoring in India
  • Pesticides and the rapid alert system
  • Processing factors

Analytical methods and tools

  • Analysis of pesticides entailing esters and conjugates in their residue definition
  • New chromatography and clean up advances in multiresidue methods for pesticide residues
  • GC-MS/MS analysis of pesticide residues applying H2 carrier gas instead of He
  • Selective analysis of dithiocarbamates by classes
  • Inclusion of metabolites in routine pesticide monitoring: the German metabolite project

Who should attend this conference?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Residue analysis and food chemistry
  • Monitoring
  • Quality assurance and control
  • Food and consumer safety
  • Legal and regulatory affairs
  • Registration
  • Research and development
  • Raw material management

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Food and drink industry
  • Competent authorities, regulatory bodies and research institutes
  • Testing laboratories and contract research organisations (CROs)
  • Consultancies
  • Professional associations

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Programme

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

For further time zones, please view here.



Tuesday, 12 December 2023


Morning Session | 09:30 – 12:50 CET
09:00
Opening of the virtual meeting room
09:30
Welcome address by the organisers and the Chairs
The presentation slots include sufficient time for questions and answers.

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany
Caroline Harris, Exponent, UK

Regulatory issues
09:40
Developments on pesticides residues – update from DG SANTE

Almut Bitterhof, European Commission, Belgium

Monitoring challenges
10:10
2021 EU annual report on pesticide residues in food
  • EU-coordinated programme and national monitoring programmes
  • Statistics, data visualisation, pilot probabilistic methodology
  • Consumer dietary risk assessment

Luis Carrasco Cabrera, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

10:40
Short break
Regulatory issues
11:00
Short update from the OECD expert group on residue analytical methods

Jochen Heidler, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Monitoring challenges
11:30
Pesticides and the rapid alert system
  • Criteria for notifying pesticide residues in the RASFF
  • Pesticides data in the RASFF
  • Considerations for the future

Jan Baele, European Commission, Belgium

12:00
Short break
12:20
Food monitoring in the United Kingdom

Helen Kyle, HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK



Afternoon Session | 14:00 – 16:20 CET
14:00
Food monitoring in India
  • Implementation of two national level schemes on pesticide residue in India
  • Monitoring of pesticide residues in spices
  • How this monitoring data has helped India in fixation of the international MRL‘s (FAO/WHO/Codex) facilitating trade to EU and other countries and overcoming consumer safety challenges

Vandana Tripathy, All India Network Project on Pesticide Residues (AINP-PR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

14:30
What goes in should go out: human biomonitoring to gain insight in exposure to pesticide mixtures
  • Large scale study 10 European countries + Argentina
  • Pesticides/metabolites found in urine and feces
  • Glyphosate lost and found

Hans Mol, Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), The Netherlands

15:00
Short break
15:20
Processing factors update: Perspective of a food control and inspection office

Friederike Habedank, State Office for Agriculture, Food Safety and Fisheries Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

15:50
Processing factors update: Industry perspective w

Claire L. Stephenson, ADAMA, UK
Nell Townsend, Exponent, UK

16:20
End of the first conference day


Wednesday, 13 December 2023

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET.

For further time zones, please view here.



Morning Session | 09:00 – 12:45 CET
09:00
Welcome address by the Chair

Hans Mol, Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), The Netherlands

09:05
The “Information Note” on processing factors and the latest developments

Siret Surva, European Commission, Belgium

Analytical methods and tools
09:35
Analysis of pesticides entailing esters and conjugates in their residue definition

Michelangelo Anastassiades, EU Reference Laboratory for Pesticides requiring Single Residue Methods (EURL-SRM), CVUA Stuttgart, Germany

10:05
Short break
10:25
New chromatography and clean up advances in multiresidue methods for pesticide residues

Amadeo Rodríguez Fernández-Alba, European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV), University of Almería, Spain

10:55
GC-MS/MS analysis of pesticide residues applying H2 carrier gas instead of He
  • Hydrogen as an alternative carrier gas for GCMS
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using H2
  • Multiresidue analysis of pesticides

Víctor Cutillas Juárez, European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV), University of Almería, Spain

11:25
Short break
11:45
Selective analysis of dithiocarbamates by classes
  • Challenges of dithiocarbamates analysis in food
  • Setting up a working group for investigating the key-steps of the selective derivatisation method and main results obtained

Marine Lambert, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

12:15
Inclusion of metabolites in routine pesticide monitoring: the German metabolite project

Nadja Buchner, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

12:45
End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Anastassiades

Michelangelo Anastassiades

European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticides requiring Single Residue Methods (EURL-SRM), CVUA Stuttgart, Germany

Michelangelo Anastassiades gained his PhD in pesticide residue analysis. From 2000 to 2002 he worked as a visiting scientist at the USDA. Since 2006 he has been Head of the EU Reference Laboratory for Pesticides using Single Residue Methods.

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Baele

Jan Baele

European Commission, Belgium

Jan Baele is the RASFF team leader and part of the European Commission DG SANTE Unit responsible for coordinating and managing the RASFF, AAC and FFN networks across EU countries. In 2022, he and the RASFF teams across the EU dealt with more than 4,000 alerts and notifications.

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Bitterhof

Almut Bitterhof

European Commission, Belgium

Almut Bitterhof is a Food Chemist and has been working at the European Commission (DG SANTE) since 1999. During her career, she has worked in the areas of inspection and controls, relations with agencies and on policy development for contaminants and pesticide residues. Currently, she is Deputy Head of the Unit “pesticides and biocides” in DG SANTE and leads the pesticide residues sector.

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Bross

Monika Bross

BASF, Germany

Monika Bross is analytical chemist by training; she has been working at BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof for more than 30 years. Within BASF she has been involved in the conduct of residue and metabolism studies, but also in dietary exposure assessments and the preparation of dossiers for international submissions. She is member of association expert teams dealing with residue related topics (including MRL setting) and the implementation of the EU Transparency Regulation.

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Buchner

Nadja Buchner

Geman Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Nadja Buchner is a Scientific Officer at the National Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues at the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) in Berlin. Herr research topics are the use of 2d-LC-HRMS in pesticide residue analysis and the implementation of pesticide metabolites in existing multiresidue methods.

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Carrasco Cabrera

Luis Carrasco Cabrera

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Luis Carrasco Cabrera has been working as a Scientific Officer in the Pesticides Residues Unit of the European Food Safety Authority since 2017, contributing to the review of maximum residue levels (MRLs) of pesticides, the EU annual monitoring reports on pesticides residues in food, cumulative risk assessment methodologies and other activities related to improving risk assessment tools and communication/training to Member States and third countries.

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Cutillas Juárez

Víctor Cutillas Juárez

European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV), University of Almería, Spain

Víctor Cutillas Juárez is a Researcher at the European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV) at the University of Almería. His research focuses on the application of chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry for the analysis of pesticides in fruit and vegetables.

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Fernández-Alba

Amadeo Rodríguez Fernández-Alba

European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV), University of Almería, Spain

Amadeo Rodríguez Fernández-Alba is Head of the EU Reference Laboratory for Fruits and Vegetables at the University of Almería. He is an expert in method development by mass spectrometric techniques and in proficiency tests development on pesticide residues.

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Habedank

Friederike Habedank

State Office for Agriculture, Food Safety and Fisheries Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, Germany

Friederike Habedank is the Head of the department for the analysis of pesticide residues and organic contaminants at the State Office for Agriculture, Food Safety and Fisheries in Mecklenburg‑Western Pomerania. She is an active member of national working groups in the field of residue analysis, e.g. heads the working group for harmonisation of official German methods for plant toxins.

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Harris

Caroline Harris

Exponent, United Kingdom

Caroline Harris is a Principal Scientist in Exponent International’s UK office and in the past she was also the Centre Director for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety. After many years as a Regulator at CRD, she continues to be involved with MRLs, import tolerances and pesticide residues in international trade. She also remains highly active in the field of consumer risk assessment.

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Heidler

Jochen Heidler

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Jochen Heidler studied biochemistry and holds a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences. He joined the BfR in 2008 and has been working as a Scientific Officer in the Department of Pesticide Safety since 2012. His main task is the evaluation of analytical studies in the context of pesticide approval and authorisation procedures. He is also a member of the National Expert Group for Pesticide Residue Analytical Methods (EPRA) and the Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR).

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Helen Kyle

HSE Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), UK

Helen Kyle is working as a Programme Manager at HSE, Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) in UK. She is responsible for the operational team that delivers the national testing programme for Great Britain and Northern Ireland with advice from the Expert Committee on Pesticide Residues in Food (PRiF). She works with official laboratories in UK and Europe and government regulatory officials at CRD.

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Lambert

Marine Lambert

French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

Marine Lambert is an Engineer in analytical chemistry and a project manager at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (Anses). With more than 10 years of experience in pesticide residue analysis, she is in charge of the French National Reference Laboratory for Single Residue Methods.

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Mol

Hans Mol

Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), The Netherlands

Hans Mol is a Senior Scientist at Wageningen Food Safety Research. Focus of his research is on pesticide residues in food and feed, environment, and on human biomonitoring. Key techniques are chromatography with advanced mass spectrometric detection applied for both target analysis and suspect screening/non-target analysis. He is heading the NRL for pesticides in food and feed.

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Stephenson

Claire L. Stephenson

ADAMA, UK

Claire L. Stephenson is a Senior Global Expert in residues and dietary exposure at ADAMA. Prior to this, she has worked both in consultancy and for the UK regulatory authority where she was the technical lead for MRLs. She has represented the UK as a technical expert at a range of EC and EFSA meetings and holds a PhD in biochemistry.

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Siret Surva

European Commission, Belgium

Siret Surva is a Policy Officer in the European Commission since 2019. Before joining the European Commission, she worked for the Estonian Ministry of Rural affairs on topics related to food safety such as food additives, food flavorings, food for special nutritional purposes etc. and gave her expertise as a seconded national expert in the European Commission on novel food. She also contributed to the success of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union as a food safety Counsellor of Agricultural Affairs in the Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU.

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Townsend

Nell Townsend

Exponent, UK

Nell Townsend is a pesticide residues and dietary exposure specialist with broad experience evaluating studies and conducting consumer risk assessments for registration of crop protection chemicals. Her expertise includes evaluating residue and metabolism data packages, conducting data gap analyses and preparing EU regulatory dossiers. Her experience also includes the assessment of physical, chemical and technical properties of pesticides and biocides (including product families) and the evaluation of methods of analysis. She provides expert scientific support to clients on the practical, technical, and regulatory aspects of pesticide and biocide dossiers to support active substance approvals or product authorisations.

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Tripathy

Vandana Tripathy

All India Network Project on Pesticide Residues (AINP-PR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, India

Vandana Tripathy is an Agricultural Chemist and is working as Network Coordinator for the All India Network Project on Pesticide Residues (AINP-PR), ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi and Scheme In-charge of Monitoring of Pesticide Residues at National Level (MPRNL). Previously she worked as Principal Scientist at AINP-PR and as Senior Scientist at ICAR- Directorate of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants Research (DMAPR), Anand, Gujarat. Vandana has over 20 years of experience in the field of pesticide residues and food safety and development of new analytical methods of detection of pesticide residues in food commodities. She is Chair/Co-Chair/Member of various electronic Working Groups (eWG) Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR).

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Venue

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