17th International Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment"

28 Mar - 29 Mar 2019, Novotel Düsseldorf City West, Dusseldorf/Germany

17th International Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment"

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Overview

Highligths

Cumulative Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Mixtures

  • EFSA and OECD guidance documents on risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals
  • Swedish National Food Agency: a member state perspective on chemical mixture risk assessment
  • Deliverables of the EuroMix project

Exposure Assessment and Guidelines – Recent Developments

  • U.S. EPA and Dutch RIVM on the use of processing factors in dietary risk assessment
  • German BVL: residues in fish – state of the play
  • ANSES on EU technical guidance for setting maximum residue levels in honey

Assessment of Metabolites

  • German BfR on grouping and assessment of pesticide metabolites
  • Application of the residue definition guidance

Establishment of MRLs

  • ANSES on MRL settings for pesticides, biocides and veterinary drugs
  • Biocide residues in food
  • Dietary risk and hazard assessment of plant protection products

Receive the latest information on food safety and dietary risk assessment directly from the most relevant authorities and experts from academia, industry and the consulting sector!

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of

  • Quality assurance & control
  • Product safety
  • Legal & regulatory affairs
  • Registration and authorisation
  • Toxicology
  • Risk assessment
  • Research & development

Sectors that should take part:

  • Food industry
  • Food retailing
  • Agrochemical industry
  • Authorities (e.g. agricultural and food inspection offices, registration and control authorities)
  • Laboratories
  • Research institutes
  • Professional associations

Programme

Get-Together on Wednesday, 27 March 2019

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

Thursday, 28 March 2019

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair

Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Cumulative Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Mixtures

9.10 OECD document: considerations for assessing the risks of combined exposures to multiple chemicals

  • General framework
  • Defining the scope and the risk management question
  • Using a tiered approach

Eeva Leinala, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

9.35 EFSA guidance document on chemical mixtures

Christer Hogstrand, King‘s College London, United Kingdom

10.00 International harmonisation of the risk assessment of combined exposure to chemicals

  • Differences between chemical sectors and geographical regions
  • Importance of problem formulation
  • Need for common criteria and guidance
  • Basis for grouping chemicals
  • Inclusion/exclusion criteria
  • Consequences of different approaches and acceptability of resulting standards

Alan R. Boobis, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

10.25 Panel discussion

10.55 Coffee break

11.25 Risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals – legislative and scientific approaches for implementation of a mechanism-based test strategy

  • Overview on the current regulatory frameworks in the EU and non-EU countries
  • Overview on recent guidelines/guidance documents published for cumulative risk assessment
  • Recommendations for a harmonised implementation of recent developments

Jens Schubert, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

11.50 A member state perspective on chemical mixture risk assessment

  • Mixture risk assessment of dioxines and dioxin-like PCBs in food
  • Cumulative risk assessment of pesticide residues
  • Use of biomonitoring data for exposure assessments of pesticide residues and mycotoxins

Anneli Widenfalk, National Food Agency, Sweden

12.15 Deliverables of the EuroMix project

  • The EuroMix concept testing mixtures of concern
  • Improvements in combined exposure assessment to multiple chemicals
  • Improvements in hazard assessment
  • How the EuroMix model and data platform can be used

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

12.40 Panel discussion

13.10 Lunch

Exposure Assessment and Guidelines – Recent Developments

Chair

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany

14.30 U.S. EPA on the derivation and use of processing factors

  • Background on use of processing factors
  • Calculation of processing factors
  • Historical context – what EPA had been using for processing factors and what they are using now

David Hrdy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America

14.55 Database of processing techniques and processing factors compatible with FoodEx2

  • Compendium of representative processing techniques
  • FoodEx2 system
  • European database of pesticide processing factors

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

15.20 Panel discussion

15.45 Coffee break

16.15 Residues in fish – state of the play

  • Nature of residues
  • Dietary burden calculator
  • Magnitude of residues

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

16.40 Setting maximum residue levels in honey – an overview of EU technical guidance

  • Residue definitions in honey and bee products
  • Are residues expected in honey?
  • Estimating residue levels in honey

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

17.05 Residues in honey – an industry perspective

Petra Veit, BASF, Germany

17.30 Panel discussion

18.00 End of first conference day

19.00 Departure time for the evening event

As always you are most welcome to attend our evening event and to join us for an unhurried evening of good food and leisure time at the restaurant Biblioteca Culinaria. Continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Friday, 29 March 2019

9.00 Welcome address by the Chair

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany

9.10 New model (GECDE) to assess less-than-lifetime dietary exposure to pesticides

Davide Arcella, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Assessment of Metabolites

Chair

Caroline Harris, Exponent, United Kingdom

9.35 Defining residues for dietary risk assessment – application and implications of the guidance

  • A review of the current state-of-the art with respect to the available guidance for proposing residue definitions for dietary risk assessment
  • Experiences with the practical application of the guidance
  • Implications of the guidance in terms of data generation and harmonisation

Claire Stephenson, Exponent, United Kingdom

10.00 Update on grouping and assessment of pesticide metabolites – a regulators perspective

  • Current practice and developments with regard to human health
  • Case studies and relevant guidance documents

Carsten Kneuer, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

10.25 Panel discussion

10.55 Coffee break

Establishment of MRLs

11.25 Quo vadis plant protection? Dietary risk and hazard assessment

  • Cut-off criteria and import tolerances
  • Non-approval of actives and transitional measures for MRLs
  • MRL setting decisions and hazard criteria

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

11.50 MRL settings for pesticides, biocides and veterinary drugs

  • Regulatory point of view
  • Scientific point of view

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

12.15 Biocide residue transfer into food

  • Biocide residue transfer guidance developed by ARTFood
  • Interim approach for the establishment of maximum residue limits

Trijntje van der Velde-Koerts, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), The Netherlands

12.40 Panel discussion

13.30 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Arcella

Davide Arcella

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Davide Arcella is Officer in the Evidence Management Unit of the Risk Assessment and Scientific Assistance Directorate at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA). He is leading the Exposure Team which is responsible for the collection and analysis of food consumption data and for the development and application of new methodologies for dietary exposure assessment.

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Boobis

Alan R. Boobis

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Alan R. Boobis retired from his chair at Imperial College London June 2017, and now works part-time at the College as Professor of Toxicology. His research interests include mechanistic toxicology, risk assessment and the effects of mixtures. He has published over 250 original research papers and has been a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has been a member/Chair of Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues and of the Joint FAO/ WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (residues of veterinary drugs) for approx. 20 years. He currently chairs the UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

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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 submission documents to authorities (EU, US, JMPR).

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Graven

Coen Graven

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

Coen Graven is a registered Toxicologist, residue specialist and project leader at RIVM. Since 2014 he has been working in the area of biocide and plant protection product risk assessment and methodology development. He has previously worked at the Dutch competent authority Ctgb.

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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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Hogstrand

Christer Hogstrand

King's College London, United Kingdom

Christer Hogstrand is a Professor at the Department of Nutritional Sciences at King’s College London. Besides this role, he is an Expert for the EFSA and currently a member of its Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has been involved in 12 EFSA working groups and is presently chairing three, including the working group on Chemical Mixtures.

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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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Hrdy

David Hrdy

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America

David Hrdy works in the U.S. EPA as a Senior Scientist. He is EPA’s liaison with FDA and USDA, reviews residue chemistry studies, calculates dietary exposures estimates and works with human health risk assessments primarily in pesticides.

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Kneuer

Carsten Kneuer

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Carsten Kneuer is a Toxicologist and the Head of the Unit “Toxicology of Active Substances and their Metabolites“ in the Pesticides Safety Department of the BfR. He started working for the BfR in 2007 as a Senior Scientist Risk Assessment.

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Leinala

Eeva Leinala

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), France

Eeva Leinala is a Principal Administrator in the Environment Health and Safety Division of the OECD, where she advances projects related to risk assessment and risk reduction of chemicals. She is the Principal Administration for both the Hazard Assessment Programme and the Risk Reduction Programme. Prior to the OECD she worked in the area of chemical risk assessment at Health Canada for 12 years.

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Mombert

Pauline Mombert

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

Pauline Mombert has been working at ANSES as a Scientific Risk Assessor after graduating with a major in nutritional sciences from AgroParisTech. She took part in the drafting of the EU technical guideline for determining the magnitude of pesticide residues and setting maximum residue levels in honey that was adopted last September by the European Commission.

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Pierlot

Suzanne Pierlot

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

Suzanne Pierlot joined ANSES in 2007 to work on consumer safety in the field of plant protection products and biocides and has been Deputy Unit Manager of the residues and food safety unit of the regulated products assessment department since 2015. She has more than 20 years of experience in food safety and started working for the food industry before joining a laboratory that was specialised in food contaminant analysis and nutritional composition in 2000.

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Prohaska

Christian Prohaska

Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES)

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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Schrenk

Dieter Schrenk

University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Dieter Schrenk has been a 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. He joined the EFSA CONTAM Panel in 2003. Since this year he has been the Chair of this panel.

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Schubert

Jens Schubert

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR)

Jens Schubert is working as a scientist at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, BfR in the Department Steering and Overall Assessment – Plant Protection since 2014. The main area of responsibility is the management of the EU evaluation of active substances in plant protection products within the BfR as well as participation in several groups and projects (e.g. EuroMix, Co-Formulants).

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Stephenson

Claire Stephenson

Exponent, United Kingdom

Claire Stephenson is a Senior Managing Scientist in residues and dietary exposure at Exponent International. Prior to this, she worked at the UK CRD where she lead on technical aspects of 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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Veit

Petra Veit

BASF, Germany

Petra Veit is a Biologist by training and works as a Global Team Leader for consumer safety within BASF. She is responsible for the field and the analytical part of all kind of residue studies for MRL setting.

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Widenfalk

Anneli Widenfalk

National Food Agency, Sweden

Anneli Widenfalk has a scientific background in biology and ecotoxicology and has been working with risk assessment of pesticide residues at the Risk and Benefit Assessment Department of the National Food Agency in Sweden for 10 years. She is involved in the processes of active substance approvals, plant protection products registration and MRLs setting and review and is a member of EFSA´s PPR Panel since 2018.

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van Klaveren

Jacob van Klaveren

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

Jacob van Klaveren has been working for RIVM as a Senior Scientific Advisor since 2010. He coordinates the R&D programme on food safety for Wageningen Research, EU funded ACROPOLIS project and the EFSA-RIVM partnership on the follow-up ACROPOLIS. Since 2015 he is coordinating the EuroMix project, which is a new strategy for mixture testing.

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van der Velde-Koerts

Trijntje van der Velde-Koerts

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

Trijntje van der Velde-Koerts is a Chemist and a Scientific Employee at RIVM in the field of pesticides, biocides and veterinary medicines. She is a member of the BPC ad-hoc working group ARTFood (Assessment of Residue Transfer to Food) since its establishment in 2014.

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Venue

Novotel Düsseldorf City West
Niederkasseler Lohweg 179
40547 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 52060-0
E-Mail: h3279accor.com
http://www.novotel.com/de/hotel-3279-novotel-duesseldorf-city-west-seestern/index.shtml

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: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 28 March 2019

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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