9th International Fresenius Conference "Pesticide Residues in Food"

26 Jun - 27 Jun 2017, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

9th International Fresenius Conference "Pesticide Residues in Food"

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Overview

Highlights

Regulatory issues

  • Revision of the guidance document SANCO/825/00
  • Update: Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • Impact of residues and MRLs on global trade of agricultural commodities
  • Harmonisation on a global level (WTO, Codex Alimentarius and OECD)

Review of analytical methods

  • QuEChERS and QuOil – routine analysis of all pesticides without any trouble?
  • Critical aspects during homogenisation

Focus: high resolution mass spectrometry

  • Comparison of workflows provided by different instrument types and manufacturers
  • Most efficient workflows applicable for targeted and non-targeted analysis in LC-MS/HRMS
  • Instrument performance and compliance with SANTE criteria

Monitoring challenges

  • Pesticide residue monitoring in the EU – state of play
  • Pesticide control from a manufacturer‘s perspective
  • Challenges for residue analysis and monitoring programs in Latin-American countries

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 that should take part:

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

 

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Programme

Get-together on Sunday, 25 June 2017

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

Monday, 26 June 2017

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany

Regulatory issues

9.05 Status quo of residue analytical methods in the EU guidance document SANCO/825/00 rev. 8.1

  • General aspects of method validation
  • Matrices: plant, animal, soil, water and air
  • Current experiences by AGES with SANCO/825/00 rev. 8.1

Andreas Heinrich-Lenz, Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES), Austria

9.35 The upcoming revision of the guidance document on residue analytical methods (SANCO/825/00)

  • Reasons for the necessity of a revision
  • Specific proposals for the revision of SANCO/825/00
  • Update and integration of guidance for pre-registration methods (SANCO/3029/99 rev.4)

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

10.00 Panel discussion
10.20 Coffee break

10.50 Impact of residues and MRLs on global trade of agricultural commodities

  • MRLs – how they turned from GAP enforcement to trade standards
  • Potential solutions for avoiding unharmonised MRL issues
  • Tools for harmonisation

Carmen Tiu, Dow AgroSciences, United States of America

11.20 Harmonisation on a global level (WTO, Codex Alimentarius and OECD)

  • Impact of World Trade Organisation in food safety
  • The Codex Alimentarius and its impact on food safety
  • Contribution of OECD

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

11.50 Regulation (EC) No 396/2005: implementation, recent developments and future improvement opportunities

  • How the Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 is implemented (procedural steps, actors)
  • Last developments in the framework of the actual legislation

Roberto Manos, European Commission, DG SANTE, Belgium

12.20 Panel discussion
12.50 Lunch

Analytical methods

Chair Person:
Lutz Alder
formerly German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

14.00 Critical aspects during homogenisation

  • Common ways of homogenisation
  • Losses of pesticides during and after homogenisation
  • Impact of homogenisation on homogeneity

Michelangelo Anastassiades, EURL-SRM, CVUA Stuttgart, Germany

14.30 QuEChERS and QuOil – routine analysis of all pesticides without any trouble?

  • Characteristics of QuEChERS and QuOil
  • Limitation of the scope

Magnus Jezussek, Bavarian Authority for Health and Food Safety (LGL), Germany

15.00 Ion chromatography mass spectrometry for polar pesticide analysis: successes and pitfalls

  • IC-MS in the routine analysis laboratory
  • Specialised applications, not just a one analyte wonder

Stuart Adams, Fera Science, United Kingdom

15.30 Panel discussion
16.00 Coffee break

Focus: high resolution mass spectrometry

16.20 Overview of the new workflows in measurements with Q-TOF and Q-Orbitrap – which extras do we get?

  • New options of HR-MS offered by the additional quadrupole and a collision cell
  • A lot of new acronyms – which measurements (workflows) are similar or identical?
  • Similar workflows realized with Q-TOF and Q-Orbitrap – are they equally effective?

Lutz Alder, formerly Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

16.50 Using high resolution mass spectrometry – which are the most efficient workflows applicable for targeted and non-targeted analysis?

  • Differences between target and non-target workflows – pros and cons
  • Typical examples of target and non-target workflows
  • The most efficient workflows for target and non-target pesticide analysis

Lukasz Rajski, EURL-FV, University of Almería, Spain

17.20 Reliable identification of pesticides using high resolution mass spectrometry – do we need ion ratios in HRMS to avoid false positives?

  • Validation results of pesticides in lettuce and orange using Q-TOF MS
  • Method acceptance criteria
  • Results of pesticides in difficult matrices

Jos Scholten, Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), The Netherlands

17.50 Panel discussion

18.20 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 at the restaurant Brentano-Haus, a historical building and very unique place of the German romantic period. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed meal and wine from the Rheingau region.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

9.00 Welcome address by the Chair

Lutz Alder

9.10 Saturation and mass drift in high resolution mass spectrometry at high analytic concentrations: proposals to overcome these problems

  • Detector saturation, source saturation, mass drift
  • Proposal for overcoming saturation and drift problems

Ana Lozano, EURL-FV, University of Almería, Spain

9.40 Application of GC-EI-high resolution Orbitrap – MS in pesticide residue analysis

  • Resolving power, scan speed, acquisition modes
  • Practical benefits and limitations
  • Work flows for quantitative analysis and screening
  • Instrument performance and compliance with SANTE criteria

Hans Mol, RIKILT – Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

10.10 Pros and cons of ion mobility (IMS) as an additional identification tool in pesticide residue analysis

  • „Cleanup“ of HR-MS spectra in complex commodities IMS separation of isobaric compounds via CCS as identification point
  • Further elucidation of electrospray ionisation

Jens Lütjohann, GALAB Laboratories, Germany

10.40 Panel discussion
11.10 Coffee break

Monitoring challenges

Chair Person:
Caroline Harris
, Exponent, United Kingdom

11.40 EU pesticide monitoring data

  • Overview on control activities
  • Data warehouse on pesticide monitoring data
  • Current and future uses of the monitoring results

Hermine Reich, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

12.10 Pesticide control from a manufacturer‘s perspective

  • Analytical strategy to analyse pesticides residues in food by LC- and GC-MS/MS
  • Analytical challenges/issues encountered during method development

Cindy Bion, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

12.40 Challenges for residue analysis and monitoring programmes in Latin-American countries: the role of pre-export control

  • Brazilian network of monitoring laboratories
  • Infrastructure of Latin-American laboratories
  • Trends in analytical methods applied
  • Typical monitoring results of residue control

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

13.10 Panel discussion and closing remarks by the Chair

13.40 Lunch buffet and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Adams

Stuart Adams

Fera Science, United Kingdom

Dr Stuart Adams is a senior analytical chemist at Fera working in the Food Quality and Safety Department. He has 14 years’ experience of developing and validating chemical residue methods in food focusing on the overall method performance. His current interests include how to introduce new and novel chromatographic and mass spectrometry techniques to improve method time efficiencies.

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Alder

Lutz Alder

formerly German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Lutz Alder worked for the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment between 1991 and 2015. In this period he coordinated the development of official German analytical methods for pesticides and evaluated analytical methods provided for the registration of plant protection products and biocides. After retirement 2015, he continued to work as convenor for CEN and as lecturer in a EU training program. Furthermore, he is working as private consultant.

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Anastassiades

Michelangelo Anastassiades

EU Reference Laboratory for Pesticides Requiring Single Residue Methods (EURL-SRM), Germany

Michelangelo Anastassiades gained his PhD in pesticide residue analysis. From 2000 to 2002 he worked as visiting scientist at the USDA. Since 2006 he is Head of the EU Reference Laboratory for pesticide residue analysis using single residue methods.

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Bion

Cindy Bion

Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

Cindy Bion holds the position of Group Leader for Pesticides at the Nestlé Research Centre. Her work priority is the management of the pesticides harmonisation project to simplify and standardise the current pesticides methods by aligning the scope, validation/monitoring processes, data treatment and reporting.

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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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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, is a scientific officer at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment Unit for Residues and Analytical Methods. He is also a member in national and international working groups (National Expert Group for Pesticide Residue Analytical Methods (EPRA) and Codex Alimentarius electronic Working Group on Methods of Analysis).

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Heinrich-Lenz

Andreas Heinrich-Lenz

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

Andreas Heinrich-Lenz studied food- and biotechnology in Vienna. Since 2004, he has been working at AGES on risk assessment for residue behaviour and additonally since 2014 for analytical methods in course of EU evaluation for active substances and for national registration of pant protection products.

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Hohgardt

Karsten Hohgardt

German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL)

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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Jezussek

Magnus Jezussek

Bavarian Authority for Health and Food Safety (LGL), Germany

Magnus Jezussek (PhD) became head of the lab and since 2012 he also has been responsible for environmental contaminants, nitrosamines, radioactivity and irradiation. He is member of several national and international working groups, for example of the European Committee of Standardization (CEN), of the EU PT & AQC Advisory Board and of the Working Group Pesticides at The Society of German Chemists.

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Lozano

Ana Lozano

Ana Lozano EU Reference Laboratory for Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV), University of Almería, Spain

Ana Lozano is a researcher at the European Union Reference Laboratory for pesticide residue analysis in Fruits and Vegetables, at the University of Almería, Spain. Her research areas are framed in the field of pesticides analysis in fruits and vegetables. In addition, she also collaborates in the organisation and development of the intercomparison exercises carried out by the EURL-FV.

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Lütjohann

Jens Lütjohann

GALAB Laboratories, Germany

Jens Lütjohann (PhD) is a food chemist and is working for GALAB Laboratories GmbH in Hamburg. Since 2007 he is the Head of the R&D department. His work priorities are the setup, validation and continuous enhancement of the pesticide, contaminants analysis sector in the area of food, feed, and food contact materials. Furthermore, he is responsible for the setup and implementation of internal and external QC measures according to DAKKs and SANTE guidelines.

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Manos

Roberto Manos

European Commission, DG SANTE, Belgium

Roberto Manos graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Parma University (Italy) in 1992. Since 2001 he works in the European Commission, in the Direction General SANTE. In 2011 he joined the Pesticides and Biocides Unit, in the team "Pesticides Residues", where he deals with the implementation of the Regulation (EU) No 396/2005, particularly with the process of the review of the EU pesticides MRLs (the so-called Art. 12 process).

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Mol

Hans Mol

RIKILT – Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

Hans Mol is senior scientist at RIKILT-Wageningen University & Research with more than 20 years of experience in food safety analysis. He heads the National Reference Laboratory for Mycotoxins and the National Reference Laboratory for Pesticides in products of animal origin. He is active in many national and international research projects, amongst others in the framework of EU, EFSA, and CEN projects as work package leader, coordinator, and project leader. He is an active member in EU working groups on analytical quality control in the fields of pesticides and mycotoxins and is involved in technical training and consultancy within these domains.

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Pizutti

Ionara Pizutti

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, pesticides analysis in fruits, vegetables, cereals. She was the founder of the Center of Research and Analysis of Residues and Contaminants (CEPARC) in 2007. Since 2001, she has been participating in many joint projects with the NVWA (The Netherlands), working actively on (multi- and single-residue) method development and validation.

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Rajski

Lukasz Rajski

Łukasz Rajski EU Reference Laboratory for Fruits and Vegetables (EURL-FV), University of Almería, Spain

Lukasz Rajski is a PhD student of advanced chemistry at the European Union Reference Laboratory for Pesticide Residues in Fruit & Vegetables at the University of Almeria. His research is focused on the application of high resolution mass spectrometry to analysis of pesticides in fruit and vegetables.

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Scholten

Jos Scholten

NVWA, Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, The Netherlands

Jos Scholten is working in pesticides analysis for about 10 years, especially with LC-MS equipment (MS/MS (ESI-TQ) and the last 1.5 years with LC-QTOF. Before that he was working in the field of mycotoxins for about 20 years, using LC with UV-, fluorescence- and MS-detection.

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Tiu

Carmen Tiu

Dow AgroSciences, United States of America

Carmen Tiu holds a Master of Science in Organic Chemistry and is Global Residue and Risk Leader at Dow AgroSciences. She has worked in R&D for 18 years, with expertise in Residues, MRL’s and Food Safety, Risk Assessment, Regulatory and Public Affairs, and Formulations Development.

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Venue

Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
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Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
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  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 26 June 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.

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