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06 June 2018: MoniQA Supervisory Board Meeting

Strategy development, for elected Supervisory Board Members only, 18:00-22:00. 



07 June 2018: Pre-Conference Workshops

Registration desk opens at 08:00

MoniQA Task Force Meeting: A separate registration for the meetings is required at moniqa@moniqa.org

09:00-11:30










09:00-11:30

Food Allergen Reference Materials Workshop

chaired by Roland Poms, MoniQA Association, Austria


Draft Agenda:

1.  Distribution and update on MoniQA’s Milk Allergen Reference Materials

2.  Gluten material characterization and production update

3.  Soy material characterization and production update

4.  Related initiatives and activities, EFSA and UK-FSA projects, other sources of food allergen RMs


Food Authenticity and Food Fraud Prevention Workshop

chaired by Richard Cantrill, MoniQA Association, Canada


Draft Agenda:

1.  Food Fraud Databases: access and further developments

2.  Blockchain and other digital platforms: integration in food fraud prevention strategies

3.  Food profiling/non-targeted analysis vs targeted analysis

4.  Validation, standardization, available PTs, collaboration



07 June 2018 Day 1: Food Fraud Prevention

Registration desk opens at 08:00






Session 1

13:00-15:00


13:00-13:30




13:30-13:50



13:50-14:10



14:10-14:30



14:30-15:00


15:00-15:30


Session 2

15:30-17:10


15:30-15:50



15:50-16:10




16:10-16:30



16:30-16:50



16:50-17:10


17:10-17:30


Session 3


17:30-18:30






19:30-22:00

Welcome and Introductions

Richard Cantrill, President, MoniQA Association, Canada

Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association, Austria


Food Integrity – Trust in the Food Supply Chain

Chair: Richard Cantrill, President, MoniQA Association, Canada 


Keynote: Andrew Cannavan, Laboratory Head, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations, Austria: The global perspective of food fraud


John O’Brian, Deputy Head, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland: Food authenticity from an industry perspective


Thomas Gude, Deputy Head, SQTS, Switzerland: Food Profiling - the value to assure food authenticity rather than to investigate for food fraud - experiences from the Swiss market 


Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Food, United States Pharmacopeia, USA: Assuring Food Authenticity - A Standards Developer’s Perspective 


Short poster presentations and panel discussion


Coffee Break, Networking, Exhibition, Poster Viewing


The Role of Analytical Results in Investigation and Conviction

Chair: Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Food, United States Pharmacopeia, USA


Michael Walker, Chair Strategic Food Surveillance Committee NI, LGC, United Kingdom: Honey Authenticity: when official controls are questioned 


Cesare Varallo, Vice President - Business and Regulatory Affairs EU, INSCATECH, Italy: Lawyers perspective: how technologies and blockchain could be used to mitigate the risk of lawsuits and recalls


Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C., USA: The U.S. Response to Food Fraud: FSMA, Litigation, National Organic Program, Import Alerts.


Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C., USA: The “failure” of laboratory tests



Questions and Answers, short poster presentations


Coffee Break, Networking, Exhibition, Poster Viewing


Panel Discussion: Litigation: Class Action, Consumer Deception, Legal Tools


Food lawyers (EU/USA) moderated by Richard Cantrill, MoniQA Association, Canada: Interpreting legal limits versus laboratory accuracy; the value of numbers in disputes, in court; examples and case studies

Panel members include: Cesare Varallo, John O’Brian, Michael Walker, Riëtte van Laack, Steven Gendel, Thomas Gude


Dinner

08 June 2018 Day 2: Labelling, Analysis and Effective Food Allergen Management

Registration desk opens at 08:30





Session 4

09:00-10:30


09:00-09:20




09:20-09:40




09:40-10:00



10:00-10:20



10:20-10:30


10:30-11:00


Session 5

11:00-13:00


11:00-11:20




11:20-11:40




11:40-12:00




12:00-12:20



12:20-12:40



12:40-13:00


13:00-14:00


Session 6

14:00-15:45


14:00-14:20



14:20-14:40



14:40-15:00



15:00-15:45





15:45-16:00

Welcome and Introduction

Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association, Austria


Substantiating the Reliability of Analytical Results

Chair: Bert Popping, Managing Director and Co-owner, FOCOS, Germany


Beatriz Torres Carrió, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, IFS, Germany: IFS Strategies of quality management system against food fraud – The new IFS Food 6.1 section on food fraud in certification


David Psomiadis, Head of Laboratory, Imprint Analytics, Austria: Food authenticity and traceability testing: Analytical tools in good practice and future trends. Forensic science and the digital era from a scientific point of view


Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Food, United States Pharmacopeia, USA: Targeted vs Non-Targeted Methods – Opportunities and Challenges


Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association, Austria: Method validation and reference materials to assure the reliability of analytical results


Questions and Answers


Coffee Break, Networking, Exhibition, Poster Viewing


Labelling, Allergens and Gluten Free, Free from, …

Chair: Linda Monaci, Lead Scientist, ISPA-CNR, Italy 


Samuel Godefroy, Professor of Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems, Food Security, Laval University, Canada: AOAC Standard Method Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Allergen Detection Methods


Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Group Leader, Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria: Precautionary Allergen Labelling: Do we address the needs of the allergic consumer?


Clare Mills, Professor of Biological Sciences, Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester, United Kingdom:  “Free-from foods” – what does it mean for allergens? Thresholds, analysis and risk assessment. 


Katharina Scherf, Research Group Leader, Leibniz-LSB, Technical University Munich, Germany: Improved reference materials for gluten analysis 


Bert Popping, Managing Director and Co-owner, FOCOS, Germany: Consumer Analytical Devices: Benefits and Challenges


Questions and Answers, short poster presentations


Lunch Break, Networking, Exhibition, Poster Viewing


Food Allergen Management Tool Box

Chair: Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association, Austria


Ronald Niemeijer, Director Global Marketing Food & Feed Analysis, R-Biopharm, Germany: Socio-economical aspects of food allergens


Adrian Rogers, Senior Research Scientist, Romer Labs UK, United Kingdom: Allergen Analysis: Customer Solution Case Studies 



René Crevel, Director at René Crevel Consulting Limited, United Kingdom: iFAAM: new tools for Allergen risk assessment and management


Panel Discussion moderated by Bert Popping, FOCOS, Germany: Risk Assessment and Risk Management, Reference Materials, Reference Methods, Databases

Panel members include: Clare Mills, Steven Gendel, Samuel Godefroy, René Crevel, Ronald Niemeijer, Adrian Rogers


Farewell and Meeting Close



Scientific Committee – Session Moderators and Speakers (after chairpersons in alphabetical order)

Richard Cantrill, President, MoniQA Association, Canada (Chair)

Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association, Austria (Co-Chair)



Adrian Rogers, Senior Research Scientist, Romer Labs UK, United Kingdom

Andrew Cannavan, Laboratory Head, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations, Austria

Beatriz Torres Carrió, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, International Featured Standards (IFS), Germany       

Bert Popping, Managing Director and Co-owner, FOCOS, Germany

Cesare Varallo, Vice President - Business and Regulatory Affairs EU, INSCATECH, Italy

Clare Mills, Professor of Biological Sciences, Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

David Psomiadis, Head of Laboratory, Imprint Analytics, Austria

John O’Brian, Deputy Head, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland

Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Group Leader, Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Katharina Scherf, Research Group Leader, Leibniz-LSB, Technical University Munich, Germany 

Linda Monaci, Lead Scientist, ISPA-CNR, Italy

Michael Walker, Chair Strategic Food Surveillance Committee NI, LGC, United Kingdom

Paul Dewsbury, Vertical Marketing Manager – Food and Beverage, Thermo Fisher Scientific, United Kingdom

René Crevel, Director at René Crevel Consulting Limited, United Kingdom  

Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C., USA

Ronald Niemeijer, Director Global Marketing Food & Feed Analysis, R-Biopharm, Germany

Sabine Baumgartner, Vice Rector, BOKU, Austria

Samuel Godefroy, Professor of Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems, Food Security, Laval University, Canada

Sigrid Haas-Lauterbach, Division Manager Food & Feed Analysis, R-Biopharm, Germany

Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Food, United States Pharmacopeia (USP),  USA

Thomas Gude, Deputy Head, SQTS, Switzerland