11th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Pesticide Residues in Food" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

28 Jun - 29 Jun 2021, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

11th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Pesticide Residues in Food" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

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Overview

+++ ONLINE CONFERENCE +++

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Conference “Pesticide Residues in Food” has been a great platform for discussing the latest developments in the detection of pesticide residues in food. With the COVID-19 crisis, it has become difficult to gather physically. However, since we all need to continue to learn from one another, we have decided to keep up our dialogue in the virtual space. We therefore cordially invite you to join this year’s Online Conference. Plenty exciting presentations are awaiting you! And they will all be accessible from the comfort of your home or your office, thus reducing travel on the one hand and increasing accessibility on the other hand. We are looking forward to meeting you!

Highlights

Analytical Methods and Tools

  • Application of new chromatographic strategies in pesticide residue analysis
  • Automated pressurised sample extraction in the analysis of difficult matrices
  • The Dutch Polar Pesticides Method (NL-PP) for direct analysis of food and feed

Regulatory Requirements and Guideline Developments

  • The New SANTE/2020/12830 Guideline
  • ECHA’s approach to setting MRLs for biocidal active substances

Processing Factors

  • Prediction of the behaviour of pesticides during food processing
  • Interpretation in enforcement cases

Monitoring: Programmes and Challenges

  • The new QuEChERSER mega-method
  • EFSA on the 2019 EU annual report on pesticide residues in food

Human Biomonitoring

  • Activities in the HBM4EU project
  • Human biomonitoring versus food monitoring
  • Strategies for the analysis of pesticide biomarkers

Who do you meet?

Professionals working in the fields of:

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

Sectors taking part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Food and drink industry
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Food inspection offices
  • Research institutes
  • Scientific consultants
  • Professional associations

 

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Programme

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

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Monday, 28 June 2021

Morning Session 10:00 – 13:00 CEST

Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chairs

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany

Caroline Harris, Exponent, United Kingdom

Hans Mol, Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands

Analytical Methods and Tools

The ethylene oxide crisis – causes and response

  • Ethylene oxide chemical behaviour
  • Ethylene oxide fumigations against bacteria
  • Residue situation and risk assessment
  • Analytical aspects
  • Results of proficiency tests

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

Application of new chromatographic strategies for pesticide residue analysis with mass spectrometric techniques

  • Possibilities of ion chromatography coupled to LC-MS
  • Benefits of supercritical fluid chromatography compared to LC
  • Advantages of dual channel chromatography with multiresidue methods

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

Parameters affecting the determination of phosphine residues in cereals

  • Gas pressure, duration of heating and shaking speed
  • Loss of residues while standing in the vials
  • Validation parameters
  • Stability of residues in dried samples

George Miliadis, Food Allergens Laboratory, Greece

Automated pressurised sample extraction as an effective tool in the analysis of difficult matrices

  • Demonstration of automated pressurised sample extraction as a viable alternative for manual extraction procedures
  • Analysis of traditionally difficult or complex matrices after automated pressurised sample treatment
  • Application of these technologies alongside dual channel liquid chromatography

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

Further improvements on determination of highly polar anionic pesticides in food and feed

  • Application of the Dutch Polar Pesticides Method (NL-PP) for direct analysis of polar pesticides in food and feed
  • How to overcome retention issues using HILIC columns
  • Performance evaluation of the newest HILIC materials

Jonatan Dias, Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands

Afternoon Session 14:00 – 16:00 CEST

Monitoring: Programmes and Challenges

2019 monitoring results on pesticide residues in food

  • Reporting countries
  • EU coordinated programme and national monitoring programmes
  • Statistics, results and exposure assessments

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

Pesticide residues monitoring programmes in Brazil

  • Brazilian Program for Pesticide Residue Analysis in Food (PARA Program)
  • Brazilian National Plan for Control of Residues and Contaminants (PNCRC) on food of plant and animal origin
  • Brazilian network of pesticide residue monitoring laboratories

Ionara Pizzutti, Centre of Research and Analysis of Residues and Contaminants (CEPARC), Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil

High-throughput monitoring of pesticides (and other contaminants) in food by the QuEChERSER mega-method

Steven J. Lehotay, USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States of America

Tuesday, 29 June 2021

Morning Session 10:00 – 13:00 CEST

Human Biomonitoring

Human biomonitoring (HBM) of pesticides – activities in HBM4EU

  • Pesticide exposure and public health
  • Advantages and challenges of using HBM for pesticides

Helle Raun Andersen, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark

Human biomonitoring as tool for assessment of exposure to pesticides

  • Human biomonitoring versus food monitoring
  • Strategies for analysis of pesticide biomarkers
  • Pesticide biomarkers found in urine, what does it mean?

Hans Mol, Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands

Regulatory Requirements and Guideline Developments

ECHA’s approach to setting MRLs for biocidal active substances

  • Why do we need an interim approach for MRL setting?
  • The different cases
  • Responsibilities

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

Consolidation of the Analytical Guidance Documents for methods for risk assessment and post-approval control and monitoring purposes – The new SANTE/2020/12830

  • Integration of the existing guidance documents for methods for risk assessment and monitoring into one guidance document
  • Harmonisation of validation requirements
  • Implementation of new data requirements from Regulations EU No. 283/2013 and 284/2013
  • Other innovations introduced in the revised analytical guidance document

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

Industry view on new SANTE Guidance 2020/12830 and SANTE 2017/10632: Practical experience and open points

Christian Spangler, BASF, Germany

Afternoon Session 14:00 – 16:30 CEST

Processing Factors

Using processing factors – benefits and limitations

  • General introduction to processing factors and processing studies
  • Available processing factor databases and ongoing developments
  • Benefits and limitations

Britta Michalski, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Prediction of the behaviour of pesticides during food processing based on selected physicochemical properties

  • Influence of different process parameters on processing factors
  • Prediction of processing factors from selected physicochemical properties
  • Examples from juice and wine production

Arno Kittelmann, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Pesticide residues in processed food: Interpretation in enforcement cases

  • Exemplary cases of increasing complexity
  • Challenges, limitations and workarounds

Andreas Schürmann, Cantonal Laboratory of Zurich, Switzerland

Determination of pesticide processing factors to assess their behaviour during virgin olive oil production

  • Experimental evaluation of pesticides transfer to virgin olive oil during the production step
  • Processing factors experimentally calculated were correlated to their octanol-water partitioning coefficient (log Kow)
  • Estimation of the equivalent MRLs in olive oil from the MRLs in olives

Juan Francisco García-Reyes, University of Jaén, Spain

Speakers

Name

Company

Anastassiades

Michelangelo Anastassiades

EU 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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Helle Raun Andersen

University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Helle Raun Andersen is Associate Professor in Environmental Medicine at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and has been the Chemical Group Leader for pesticides in the European Human Biomonitoring Initiative HBM4EU since 2018. Her main research focus is on health outcomes associated with exposure to pesticides and other endocrine disrupting chemicals as well as on the application of biological monitoring for exposure assessment. Her research also targets gene-environment interactions, epigenetics, and early effect biomarkers related to pesticides and other environmental exposures.

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Bross

Monika Bross

BASF, Germany

Monika Bross has been working at BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof for more than 25 years. Within BASF she has been involved in all types of residue and metabolism studies, but also in dietary exposure assessment and the preparation of dossiers for international submissions (EU, US, Asia, Brazil, JMPR). She is member of association expert teams dealing with residue related topics (including MRL setting).

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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. He performs the review of maximum residue levels (MRL) of pesticide residues under Art.12 of Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 as well as dietary exposure assessments. He has also contributed to the 2018 and 2019 (as co-author) annual monitoring reports on pesticide residues in food.

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Dias

Jonatan Dias

Wageningen Food Safety Research, The Netherlands

Jonatan Dias holds a PhD in analytical chemistry in the field of determination of pesticides and mycotoxins in food and feed, applying chromatographic techniques coupled to mass spectrometry and works as a researcher at Wageningen Food Safety Research. His research topics are focused on the development of single residue methods for determination of highly polar anionic pesticides in food, feed and biomonitoring samples.

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Francisco José Díaz-Galiano

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

Francisco José Díaz-Galiano is a pre-doctoral researcher at the European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV). His research focuses on liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry and liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution accurate mass spectrometry with target analysis of pesticides and their residues in fruits, vegetables and other commodities and non-target analysis of fruits and vegetables for metabolomic studies and chemometric data treatment for the differentiation of organic and conventional crops.

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Fernández-Alba

Amadeo 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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García-Reyes

Juan Francisco García-Reyes

University of Jaen, Spain

Juan Francisco García-Reyes has been Professor of Analytical Chemistry at the University of Jaén since 2020. His current research interests include the development and application of different UHPLC-HRMS methodologies for small-molecule applications such as environmental analysis, food quality, and safety testing and forensics, and the use of new ambient and atmospheric pressure ionization methods based on dielectric barrier discharges for mass spectrometric applications such as pesticide testing and explosive detection.

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Harris

Caroline Harris

Exponent, United Kingdom

Caroline Harris is the Centre Director for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety in Exponent International’s UK office. 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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Hohgardt

Karsten Hohgardt

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

Karsten Hohgardt is the Head of the unit responsible for risk management in the field of toxicology and residue behaviour at BVL. Since 2006 he has also been Deputy Head of Department “Plant Protection Products“. His main experience lies in MRL setting and residue behaviour.

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Kittelmann

Arno Kittelmann

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Arno Kittelmann is a Food Technologist and has been working at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) since 2017. He was involved in the development of the European database for processing factors. Currently, he is working on his PhD thesis, again on the topic of processing factors.

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Lehotay

Steven J. Lehotay

USDA Agricultural Research Service, United States of America

Steven J. Lehotay has been Lead Scientist at USDA-ARS since 1992. His scientific investigations and method development research have involved improvement in the analysis of pesticides, veterinary drugs, and other contaminants in food and environmental samples. His research has addressed all aspects of the analytical process, including sample processing, preparation, cleanup, separations, detection, screening, quantification, identification/confirmation, and data processing using many types of analytical techniques applied in novel and useful ways.

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Michalski

Britta Michalski

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Britta Michalski is a Chemist by training and has been working at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) for more than 15 years. She is Head of the Residues and Analytical Methods Unit in the Department Pesticides Safety. Her group is involved in MRL setting, approval and authorisation procedures for pesticides and biocides and participated in a couple of projects on processing factors. Britta Michalski is also member of OECD’s Residue Chemistry Expert Group.

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Miliadis

George Miliadis

Food Allergens Laboratory, Greece

George Miliadis is Technical Director and Head Research Scientist at Food Allergens Laboratories in Greece, Cyprus and Poland. He is member of the National Accreditation Council of the Greek Accreditation Body and has been Director of the National Reference Laboratory, member of the Supreme Chemical Council, external Professor at 3 Universities and expert of the Food and Veterinary Office of the E.C.

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Mol

Hans Mol

Wageningen Food Safety Research, 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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Pizzutti

Ionara Pizzutti

Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil

Ionara Pizzutti has been permanent Professor at the Chemistry Department of the Federal University of Santa Maria, Brazil, since 1998. With experience in analytical chemistry with emphasis on chromatography, she is mainly active in GC-MS/MS, LC-MS/MS, pesticide analysis in fruits, vegetables, grains, processed food, soil, water and so on. She was the founder of the Center of Research and Analysis of Residues and Contaminants (CEPARC) in 2007 and since 2001, she has been participating in many joint projects with the WUR (The Netherlands), working actively on (multi- and single-residue) method development and validation as well as many other institutes.

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Schürmann

Andreas Schürmann

Cantonal Laboratory of Zurich, Switzerland

Andreas Schürmann has been working as Head of the Pesticide Group at the Cantonal Laboratory of Zurich since 2002. During this time, he was Chairman of the Expert Group on Pesticides at the Swiss Federal Office for Food Safety and Veterinary Affairs. Currently, he is part of the Swiss National Reference Laboratory for contaminants in foods of animal origin and member of the EPRW Scientific Committee.

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Spangler

Christian Spangler

BASF, Germany

Christian Spangler is Regulatory Scientist at BASF. He is Study Director and responsible for dossier writing for consumer safety and analytical methods regulatory activities in the framework of registration of active substances and plant protection products.

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The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • Participation in the Online Conference
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  • Certificate of attendance

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 495.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

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