15th International Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment"

4 Apr - 5 Apr 2017, Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West, Cologne/Germany

15th International Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment"

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Overview

Highlights

Assessment of toxicologically-relevant metabolites

  • Overview of the new guidance document on the residue definition for dietary risk assessment
  • Industry perspective of the EFSA guidance document

IESTI equation and MRL setting

  • How the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 is implemented (procedural steps, crops, actors)
  • Impact of a revised IESTI equation on the European MRLs and consumer safety

Cumulative risk assessment

  • The future of risk assessment and toxicity testing for chemical mixtures
  • Proposals to conduct manageable cumulative risk assessments

Consumer safety

  • Residue level in pollen and bee products – problems to be solved
  • New techniques for epidemiology in risk assessment for food safety

Trading challenges

  • EU farmers facing challenges in meeting market demands
  • Third (developing) country perspective on the EU’s Regulation on pesticide residues

Who do you meet?

Target groups

This platform is designed for professionals in the field of:

  • Quality assurance and control
  • Product, dietary and food safety 
  • Legal and regulatory affairs
  • Registration
  • Research and development

Sectors that can benefit from this platform include:

  • Plant protection industry
  • Food and drink industry
  • Food retailing
  • Regulatory authorities
  • Food inspection offices
  • Research organisations and institutes
  • Scientific consultancies
  • Associations
  • Universities

Programme

Get-Together on Monday, 3 April 2017

Will you arrive on Monday? Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Toxicologically-relevant metabolites

9.40 Overview of the new guidance document on the residue definition for dietary risk assessment

  • Why new guidance?
  • Assessment modules
  • Refreshed concepts and new approaches
  • Stakeholder feedback
  • Activities to facilitate application

Anja Friel, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

10.10 How to decide on the relevance of metabolites

  • Shortcomings of current procedure and future advancements
  • Role of exposure estimates
  • Tox burden calculation

Thomas Kuhl, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

10.40 Coffee break

11.10 Evaluation of the toxicological relevance of pesticide metabolites for dietary risk assessment

  • The JMPR assessment scheme
  • Considerations of toxicology and exposure
  • Recent examples using the procedure
  • Lessons learnt

Alan R. Boobis, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

11.40 An industry perspective of the EFSA guidance document

  • An industry overview of the interpretation and impact of the guidance document
  • Industry proposals and recommendations to facilitate the application of the guidance document

Dee Clarke, Syngenta, United Kingdom

12.10 Panel discussion

12.40 Lunch

IESTI equation and MRL setting

14.00 Regulation 396/2005: an overview of its implementation and current and future opportunities for improvement

  • How the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 is implemented (procedural steps, crops, actors)
  • The main current and future challenges

Roberto Manos, European Commission, DG SANTE, Belgium

14.30 Impact of a revised IESTI equation on the European MRLs and consumer safety

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

15.00 Panel discussion

15.30 Coffee break

16.00 A long and winding road – products, actives and MRLs: a Member State´s view

  • Product assessment (at zonal level): chronic risk assessment and dietary burden calculation
  • MRL setting vs product assessment (procedural way forward)
  • Impact of the new guidance document for residue definition on product assessment
  • Residue evaluation of substances for renewal of approval

Christian Prohaska, Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

16.30 Progress and current issues in the pesticide registration system in Japan

  • Modernisation of pesticide registration system
  • Developments: MHLW and MAFF

Yukiko Yamada, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

17.00 Panel discussion

18.00 End of the first conference day

19.00 Departure time for the evening event

After the first conference day Akademie Fresenius would like to invite you to a leisurely evening in Cologne. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed meal.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

8.30 Welcome address by the Chair

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany

Cumulative risk assessment

8.40 The future of risk assessment and toxicity testing for chemical mixtures

  • Implementation of mixture risk assessment in European regulation, while further research is still needed
  • Issues relevant for harmonisation
  • EU Member States and international cooperation

Bernadette Ossendorp, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

9.10 Proposals to conduct manageable cumulative risk assessments

  • Grouping should be based on adverse and human relevant lead toxic effects
  • Ideas on prioritisation of cumulative risk assessments
  • How to assess more realistic situations?

Stephanie Melching-Kollmuss, BASF, Germany

9.40 Scientific basis for cumulative risk assessment

  • Risk characterization of mixtures: independent action, dose-addition and mode-of-action

Wolfgang Dekant, University of Würzburg, Germany

10.10 Panel discussion

10.40 Coffee break

Consumer safety

11.10 Residue levels in pollen and bee products – problems to be solved

  • Bee products to be covered
  • Active substances to be covered
  • Kind of studies to be performed

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

11.40 New techniques for epidemiology in risk assessment for food safety

  • Review of new methodologies to explore food purchases and dietary intake
  • The potential of web-based tools and apps for measuring diet
  • Limitations and further work for usability testing, validation and ethical issues
  • New approaches in detection of real time food safety issues

Janet Cade, University of Leeds, United Kingdom

12.10 Panel discussion

Trading challenges

12.40 EU farmers facing challenges in meeting market demands

  • Going beyond legal requirements
  • Sustainability is a three pilar construction – peopleplanet- profit – also for farmers
  • Evolution and innovation is key for the future

Luc Peeters, Copa-Cogeca, Belgium

13.10 Third (developing) country perspective on the EU’s Regulation on pesticide residues

  • Pesticides approvals review programme
  • Setting of default MRL for non-approved pesticides

Sarvesh Rai, Indian Embassy, Belgium

13.40 Panel discussion and closing remarks by the Chair

14.10 Lunch buffet and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Boobis

Alan Boobis

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Alan R. Boobis is Professor of Biochemical Pharmacology at Imperial College London and Director of the Public Health England Toxicology Unit. He has been a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He is co-chair of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues, chair/vice-chair of the Joint FAO/ WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (residues of veterinary drugs) and chair of the UK Committee on Toxicity.

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Breysse

Nicolas Breysse

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

Nicolas Breysse has been for 8 years in charge of pesticide risk assessment for consumer safety in the Regulated Products Directorate of the French agency for food, environmental and occupational health safety. He is involved in the processes of active substances approbation, plant protection products registration and MRLs setting and review, as well as in working groups on the revision of guidelines (EU or OECD) for pesticide risk assessment for consumer safety.

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Bross

Monika Bross

BASF, Germany

Monika Bross has been working at BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof for more than 20 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 submission documents to authorities (EU, US, JMPR). Monika is chairing the ECPA Residue Expert Group and is member of related ad-hoc teams on dietary exposure assessment and cumulative assessment.

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Cade

Janet Cade

University of Leeds, United Kingdom

Janet Cade leads the Nutritional Epidemiology Group at the University of Leeds. She serves on the UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COT). She was the first Registrar for the Association for Nutrition. Her group is developing a new WHO Collaborating Centre in Nutritional Epidemiology.

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Clarke

Dee Clarke

Syngenta, United Kingdom

Dee Clarke has been working within the crop protection industry for more than 25 years, starting in residue chemistry and latterly in dietary risk assessment. She is currently Group Leader for Consumer Safety at Syngenta and member of the ECPA Residue Expert Group.

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Friel

Anja Friel

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Anja Friel is a Senior Scientific Officer in EFSA’s Pesticides Unit since 2004, which she joined after having worked in the Pesticides Safety Department at the BfR. Her expertise is in the behaviour of pesticides residues and in dietary exposure and risk assessments of chemicals.

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Hohgardt

Karsten Hohgardt

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

Karsten Hohgardt is Head of a unit responsible for risk management in the field of toxicology and residue behaviour of plant protection products and their active substances. Since 2006 he is also Deputy Head of Department „Plant Protection Products“ at BVL. His main experience lies in MRL setting and residue behaviour.

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Kuhl

Thomas Kuhl

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Thomas Kuhl is Senior Scientific Officer in the Pesticides Safety Department of BfR with scientific background in agronomy, soil science and toxicology. He is a member of EFSA´s PPR Panel since 2012 and chaired the Working Group on Guidance on the establishment of the residue definition for dietary risk assessment.

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Melching-Kollmuß

Stephanie Melching-Kollmuß

BASF, Germany

Stephanie Melching-Kollmuss has been working as European and Global Regulatory Toxicologist for plant protection products at BASF since 2006. Her research interest is in the field of combined toxicity assessment and she was/is involved in ECETOC and Cefic LRI projects. She is member of ECPA working groups on "cumulative risk assessment".

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Ossendorp

Bernadette Ossendorp

National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

Bernadette Ossendorp is Head of the Department “Food Safety” at the Centre for Nutrition, Prevention and Health Services of RIVM. She has been a member of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues (JMPR), and a member of the EFSA PPR panel. She coordinates the WHO Collaborating Centre on Chemical Food Safety at RIVM.

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Peeters

Luc Peeters

Copa-Cogeca, Belgium

Luc Peeters is a member of the BelOrta staff responsible for external relations. Before he was a general manager of the research and development centre for vegetable crops, including responsibility for implementation of national food safety monitoring system for fruit and vegetables. He is currently the Chairman of the Copa-Cogeca Working Party on Phytosanitary Questions and a member of the EFSA Stakeholder Consultative Group on Emerging Risks.

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Prohaska

Christian Prohaska

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

Christian Prohaska studied food- and biotechnology in Vienna. He worked for public bodies dealing with the risk assessment of plant protection products before he gained a postgraduate degree in toxicology and started working at AGES in 2002.

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Rai

Sarvesh Rai

Embassy of India, Belgium

Sarvesh Rai is an Adviser in the Indian Mission for European Union since November 2014, handling agriculture and marine products issues. Earlier he has served in the Government of India for about 10 years. His last posting was in the Ministry of Agriculture as Director, Plant Protection and Trade.

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Schrenk

Dieter Schrenk

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Dieter Schrenk has been Professor for Food Chemistry and Environmental Toxicology at the University of Kaiserslautern since 1996. In 2005 he took on the full professorship for Food Chemistry and Toxicology.

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Yamada

Yukiko Yamada

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

Yukiko Yamada is an international food safety consultant, guest scholar of the National Institute of Health Sciences of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, and advisor to the Vice-minister of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF), Japan. She received a PhD in biochemistry, worked in a university in Japan, the Codex Alimentarius Commission Secretariat, and MAFF, and retired in March 2013 as the Director-General for Technological Affairs/Chief Scientific Officer. She was once a vice-chair of the OECD Working Group on Pesticides and has been a member of JMPR since 2002.

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Venue

Park Inn by Radisson Köln City West
Innere Kanalstraße 15
50823 Köln
Phone: +49 221 5701-0
E-Mail: koelnproventhotels.com
www.parkinn-hotel-koeln.de

Directions

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 4 April 2017

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

Group reductions

For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).


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