18th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment"

24 Mar - 25 Mar 2020, Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden

18th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment"

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Overview

Highlights

Regulatory Guidelines and Risk Assessment

  • An update on residues in fish
  • ANSES on the adjuvant consumer risk assessment in France
  • Stereoisomers – authority and industry view

Cumulative Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Mixtures

  • EFSA guidance on risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals
  • BfR on the assessment of cumulative effects in regulatory procedures of PPP and Biocides

Assessment of Metabolites

  • OECD update on the guidance document on the residue definition
  • Dietary risk assessment for metabolites
  • JMPR’s approach to assessing metabolites

EU Initiatives, Establishment of MRLs and Trade

  • EU Commission on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment
  • Member state view on the challenges and developments of the EU risk assessment
  • Update on cut-off criteria and import tolerances
  • The future for MRLs

 

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 Monday, 23 March 2020

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

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chair
Dieter Schrenk, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany

Regulatory Guidelines and Risk Assessment

9.10 Adjuvant consumer risk assessment in France

  • Adjuvant exposure assessment with Primo rev 3
  • Study case and ways of refinement
  • Data needed to prevent uncertainties

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

9.35 Update on residues in fish

  • Current status of the ‘Working document on the nature of pesticide residues in fish’
  • ‘Dietary burden calculations for fish’ revised
  • New guidance on ‘Magnitude of residues in fish’

Christian Schlechtriem, Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany

10.00 Coffee break

10.30 Risk assessment of stereoisomers – an authority view

  • Requirements for active substances and metabolites containing stereoisomers and their assessment
  • Challenges in the assessment of stereoisomers

Agnieszka Szturc-Koetsier, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

10.55 Assessing stereoisomers – industry perspective

Representative from the European Crop Protection Association (ECPA) (confirmed)

11.20 Panel discussion

12.00 Lunch

Cumulative Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Mixtures

13.30 Risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals: Problem formulation and grouping criteria

  • Background and problem formulation for the assessment of multiple chemicals/pesticides
  • Cumulative assessment groups for the thyroid and the nervous system
  • Ongoing activities on grouping criteria for multiple chemicals

Susanne Hougaard Bennekou, DTU Food – National Food Institute, Denmark

13.55 Risk assessment of combined exposure to multiple chemicals: Risk characterisation for pesticides and future activities

  • Exposure assessment for pesticides that affect the thyroid and the nervous system
  • Risk characterisation and uncertainty analysis
  • Feedback and lessons learned
  • EU Roadmap on combined exposure to multiple chemicals

Bruno Dujardin, European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

14.20 Assessment of cumulative effects in regulatory procedures of plant protection products and biocides – a Member State perspective

Philip Marx-Stölting, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

14.45 Coffee break

15.15 Follow-up on the EuroMix project

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

Assessment of Metabolites

Chair: Monika Bross, BASF, Germany

16.10 Update on the revision of the OECD Guidance Document on the residue definition

Dee Clarke, Syngenta, United Kingdom

16.35 Experience from the JMPR assessment of metabolites and degradates of pesticides

  • Description of the approach
  • Summary of the conclusions during the last years
  • Lessons learned

Angelo Moretto, University of Milan/International Centre for Pesticides and Health Risk Prevention (ICPS), Italy

17.00 Panel discussion

17.30 End of the first conference day

18.30 Departure time for the evening event
After the first conference day Akademie Fresenius would like to invite you to a leisurely evening at a winery in the wine-growing region Rheingau. You have the opportunity of better getting to know other participants you met during the day over a relaxed wine tasting and dinner. Don’t miss out on this opportunity!

Wednesday, 25 March 2020

8.30 Welcome address by the Chair
Monika Bross
, BASF, Germany

8.40 Dietary risk assessment for pesticide active substances with common metabolites

  • Dietary risk assessment for active substances belonging to the class of triazole fungicides, in particular the risk assessment for the triazole derivative metabolites (TDMs)

Samira Jarrah, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

9.05 Dietary risk assessment for metabolites in food and drinking water

  • Health based reference values versus generic thresholds for exposure
  • Dietary exposure of adults and children and necessity for additional safety factors
  • Case study: Terbuthylazine metabolites

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

9.30 Panel discussion

9.50 Coffee break

EU Initiatives, Establishment of MRLs and Trade

Chair: Caroline Harris, Exponent, United Kingdom

10.20 New Regulation on the transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment

  • Amendments and aims of the new regulation

Alexandra Tuijtelaars, European Commission, Belgium

10.45 New developments and challenges of the EU risk assessment – Member State perspective

  • New guidance and models: Consequences for the assessment of active substances and products
  • Transitional measures and impact on international trade
  • Increased complexity of the risk assessment

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

11.10 Cut-off criteria and import tolerances – an update

  • Procedure
  • When the procedure will be used
  • Outlook

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

11.35 Short break

11.55 Relevance of IESTI to minor crops and impact on trade

  • Examples of how conservative the process of setting MRLs is
  • Comparison of established standards with real world monitoring data to clearly demonstrate consumer safety

Daniel Kunkel, IR-4 Project Headquarters, Rutgers State University of New Jersey, United States of America

12.20 The future for MRLs

  • The need to harmonise MRLs
  • MRLs for new commodities
  • Updates to the assessment process

Julian Cudmore, Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE/CRD), United Kingdom

12.45 MRL and risk for ‘all other foods’

  • Evidence from monitoring programs
  • New MRL regulations for ‘missing and other foods’
  • Examples from US, EU, Australia and implications on risk

Carmen Tiu, Corteva Agrisciences, United States of America

13.10 Panel discussion

13.40 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Bouscaillou

William Bouscaillou

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

William Bouscaillou has been working as a scientific assessor in the framework of pesticide residues in food at ANSES since 2013. He is involved among others in the a priori assessment of adjuvant products. He has a master’s degree in public health and Environmental Risks following pharmacy studies in the Faculty of Sciences at Paris-Sud University.

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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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Clarke

Dee Clarke

Syngenta, United Kingdom

Dee Clarke has been working within the crop protection industry for more than 30 years, starting out in residue chemistry and latterly in human risk assessment. She is a Principal Technical Expert in Human Safety at Syngenta and leads the ECPA Residue Definition Group; she is also a co-lead of the OECD Working Group on Residue Definition.

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Coja

Tamara Coja

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

Tamara Coja is a Biologist and has been working as a Regulatory Toxicologist and Senior Expert at the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) in Vienna. Since 2007 she has been involved in toxicological evaluation of pesticides. Her special regulatory interest is in toxicity of metabolites in residues of plant and animal origin and in groundwater. Since 2018 she is a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and joined working groups.

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Cudmore

Julian Cudmore

Health and Safety Executive, Chemicals Regulation Division (HSE, CRD), United Kingdom

Julian Cudmore is a senior science officer in residues and dietary exposure at the chemicals regulation division of the UK HSE. He leads on technical aspects of MRLs. He has represented the UK as a technical expert at a range of EU and EFSA meetings, is a member of the JMPR and holds a PhD in chemistry.

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Dujardin

Bruno Dujardin

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Bruno Dujardin is a Senior Scientific Officer at EFSA dealing with exposure assessment. He provides horizontal support to EFSA's scientific units and panels for the assessment of dietary exposure to chemicals in food or feed and has many years of experience in pesticide residue risk assessment. Before joining EFSA, he worked for the Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment in Belgium.

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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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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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Hougaard Bennekou

Susanne Hougaard Bennekou

Danish Technical University, Denmark

Susanne Hougaard Bennekou joined the Division of Risk Assessment and Nutrition at the National Food Institute of the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a Senior Advisor in toxicology in January. She has previously worked as a Senior Advisor in the Pesticide Division of the Danish EPA. She was the Vice-Chair of the EFSA PPR panel and since last year she has been a Vice-Chair of the EFSA Scientific Committee.

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Jarrah

Samira Jarrah

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Samira Jarrah has been working for EFSA as a scientific officer-Plant Protection Products Residues since 2010. Prior to EFSA, she worked for more than 13 years at the Ministry of Agriculture at the Federal Public Service “Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment” in Belgium as a Pesticide residues’ expert. She is a food chemist and studied at the Faculty of Agronomic Sciences in Gembloux, Belgium.

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Kunkel

Daniel Kunkel

IR-4 Project Headquaters/Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA

Daniel Kunkel received a Ph.D. from Cornell University and has been with the IR-4 Minor Use Program for nearly 30 years. Dr. Kunkel serves as a US delegation member for: NAFTA Technical Working group on Pesticides, CODEX Committee on Pesticide Residues and is a member of the OECD Expert Working Group on Minor Uses and is a member of the US EPA Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee. In 2016, he was awarded with the IUPAC International Award for Advances in Harmonized Approaches to Crop Protection Chemistry.

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Marx-Stölting

Philip Marx-Stölting

German Federal Insitute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

After a paramedic training Philip Marx-Stölting studied biochemistry and philosophy in Tübingen/ Germany and Brisbane/Australia. He completed his PhD-thesis (Dr. rer. nat.) in biochemistry/ toxicology on chemically induced hepatocarcinogenesis in the group of Michael Schwarz where he also assisted in coordinating the EU-project ReProTect. He is head of the project group ‘Testing and assessment strategies pesticides’ at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in the pesticides safety department and head of the BfR working group on endocrine disruptors. Additionally he is a member of the OECD EDTA. He is teaching toxicology at TU Berlin and Charité. His research interests are liver toxicity, endocrine disruption and mixture effects. He is a specialist in toxicology (Fachtoxikologe, DGPT) and an Eurotox registered toxicologist (ERT).

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Moretto

Angelo Moretto

University of Milan/International Centre for Pesticides and Health Risk Prevention (ICPS), Italy

Angelo Moretto is Professor of occupational medicine at the Department of Biomedical and Clinical Sciences at the University of Milan as well as the Director of the International Centre for Pesticides and Health Risks Prevention (ICPS). He has been involved in the risk assessment of chemicals, especially of pesticides for many years including the risk assessment of combined exposures within JMPR, EFSA and the EuroMix project.

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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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Schlechtriem

Christian Schlechtriem

Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology (IME), Germany

Christian Schlechtriem is Head of Department ‘‘Bioaccumulation & Animal Metabolism’ at IME. He has years of experience in fish physiology, aquaculture nutrition and aquatic ecology and is involved in several projects on the development of study concepts for the assessment of bioaccumulation and metabolism of pesticides and other chemicals in fish and aquatic invertebrates.

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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 2018 he has been the Chair of this panel.

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Szturc-Koetsier

Agnieszka Szturc-Koetsier

Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Agnieszka Szturc-Koetsier works at the Board of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) as a Scientific Assessor Residues since 2014. She is involved in assessment of active substances, MRL setting and authorization of plant protection products. As a residue expert she regularly takes part in Pesticide Peer Review Meetings organized by EFSA.

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Tiu

Carmen Tiu

Corteva Agrisciences, United States of America

Carmen Tiu is an Organic Chemist and is the Global MRL & Import Tolerance Leader at Corteva Agrisciences (former Dow and Dupont). She has worked in R&D for over 32 years, with expertise in Residues, MRL’s and Food Safety, Risk Assessment, Regulatory and Public Affairs, and Formulations Development.

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Tuijtelaars

Alexandra Tuijtelaars

European Commission, Belgium

Alexandra Tuijtelaars joined the European Commission in 2011. Since June 2018 she works in DG Health and Food Safety (DG SANTE) as Policy Coordinator in the unit Food chain science and stakeholder relations. She is part of the team responsible for the overall implementation of the Transparency Regulation. Before joining DG SANTE she worked as Research Policy Officer in the unit Agri-Food Chain of DG Research and Innovation. Alexandra obtained her degree in Food Sciences from the University of Wageningen, the Netherlands. Prior to joining the Commission, she worked as project manager for the French cereal sector, as researcher for TNO Innovation for Life, as Nutrition Officer at the headquarters of the International Dairy Federation, and as Senior Scientific Project Manager for the International Life Sciences Institute.

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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. Currently he coordinates the EFSA-RIVM partnership on the follow-up ACROPOLIS and the EuroMix project. He coordinated the R&D programme on food safety for Wageningen Research, the EU funded ACROPOLIS project and the EuroMix project.

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Venue

Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden
Auguste-Viktoria-Str. 15
65185 Wiesbaden
Phone: +49 611 3306-0
E-Mail: info.wiesbadendorint.com
https://hotel-wiesbaden.dorint.com/de

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 „Akademie 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 24 March 2020

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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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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You can personally present your products and services directly to your specific target group. We would be happy to provide you with further information on all the available options from a simple product information display to a complete exhibition stand.

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