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  Chemical risks in the food chain: challenges for the risk assessor and the risk manager Printable version   |   Last update on 01.12.2017


Programme (PDF)

Session 1. State of the art, challenges and new developments.

(Chair: S. De Saeger (UGent, SciCom member), M.-L. Scippo (ULiège, SciCom member))
 Presentation 1:

Control of chemical hazards in the food chain: challenges for the risk manager (Frans VERSTRAETE (European Commission, Brussels))

 Presentation 2:

Challenges and new developments in chemical risk assessment: a view on chemical contaminants (Katleen BAERT (EFSA, Parma))

 Presentation 3:

Addressing food chemical safety risks through risk-based regulatory measures – domestic and international perspectives (Samy GODEFROY (Université Laval, Canada))

 Presentation 4:

Assessment and control of (new) chemical risks: a food industry approach (Walburga SEEFELDER (Nestlé, Switzerland))


Session 2. Exposure and emerging issues.

(Chair: M. Eeckhout (UGent, SciCom member), P. Delahaut (CER, SciCom member))
 Presentation 5:

Human biomonitoring to study exposure to food related chemical contaminants (Greet SCHOETERS (VITO, Mol))

 Presentation 6:

Microplastics in the food chain: risk characterization for human health and prevalence (Bavo DE WITTE (ILVO, Oostende))

 Presentation 7:

Nanomaterials in the food chain (detection and recent toxicological issues) (Jan MAST (CODA-VAR, Brussels) and Peter HOET (KU Leuven – SciCom member))

 Presentation 8:

Mineral oil hydrocarbons in the food chain (Bruno DE MEULENAER (UGent – SciCom member))


Session 3. Long term perspectives and lessons learned.

(Chair: X. Van Huffel (FASFC), W. Claeys (FASFC))
 Presentation 9:

Long term perspectives (2050) on chemical food safety in the food chain (Franz ULBERTH (European Commission, IRMM, Geel))

 Presentation 10:

Managing chemical hazards in the food chain: lessons learned from the fipronil incident (Vicky LEFEVRE (FASFC, Brussels))

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