Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment

For many years, this conference has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities, dealing with the assessment of pesticide residues in food. Learn about the latest developments in risk assessment, the setting of maximum residue limits as well as regulatory and guideline updates.

25.04. — 26.04.2024
Novotel Düsseldorf City West
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Authorities, industry and science - all around the table in 2024 again!

The popular Akademie Fresenius Conference “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment” enters its next round: It is the place to be to receive all the latest updates, to meet your peers and to join important discussions in a comfortable conference atmosphere. Reason enough for many participants to attend regularly every year. So don’t miss out to secure your place for this year’s event!

The Conference will be taking place in Dusseldorf/Germany on 25 and 26 April 2024.

You can also follow all the exciting contributions via our live stream!

Please find all information on the virtual participation here.

Highlights

Guideline developments

  • Update on the OECD honey guideline
  • Update on OECD test guideline 506: Stability of pesticide residues in stored commodities

Establishment of MRLs

  • Challenges for the MRL setting process
  • EU coordinated positions for the Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR)

Evaluation of metabolites

  • Update on the revision of the OECD Guidance Document on the residues definition
  • Genotoxicity assessment: Opportunities, challenges and perspectives for quantitative evaluations
  • Triazole derivate metabolites: Updated risk assessment based on German MEAL study

Dietary risk assessment and cumulative risk assessment

  • Dietary exposure and risk assessment related to the GB monitoring programme
  • Update on cumulative risk assessment – the Monte Carlo Risk Assessment (MCRA) model

Who should attend this conference?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Risk assessment
  • Product safety
  • Toxicology
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Research and development
  • Legal and general counselling

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Food industry
  • Competent authorities, regulatory bodies and research institutes
  • Consultancies
  • Testing laboratories and contract research organisations (CROs)
  • Professional associations

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Programm

Thursday, 25 April 2024

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CEST.

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Morning Session | 09:15 – 13:30 CEST
8:45
On-site registration and opening of the virtual meeting room
09:15
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chairs

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany
Caroline Harris, Exponent International, UK
The presentation slots include sufficient time for questions and answers.

Guideline developments
9:25

Update on the OECD honey guideline

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

10:00
Update on OECD test guideline 506: Stability of pesticide residues in stored commodities

Britta Michalski, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

10:35
Coffee and tea break
Establishment of MRLs
11:05
Update on challenges for the MRL setting process
  • Article 12 of Reg. 396/2005 and implications
  • Prospective cumulative risk assessment (daily work?)
  • MRL compliance and assessment of products

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

11:40
Member States work around Codex Committee on Pesticide Residues (CCPR)
  • Electronic working groups
  • Meeting preparation
  • Discussion in or out of the terms of reference of CCPR
  • State of the play regarding cut-off substances

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

Evaluation of metabolites
12:15
OECD Residue Definition Guidance: The final stage

Michael Doherty, U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA), USA
Dee Murnane, Syngenta, UK

13:00
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 14:45 – 17:45 CEST
14:45
Genotoxicity assessment: Opportunities, challenges and perspectives for quantitative evaluations

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

15:20
Triazole derivate metabolites: Updated risk assessment based on German MEAL study

Johannes Diederich, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

15:55
Coffee and tea break
Regulatory framework and future challenges in dietary risk assessment
16:25
Update – PRIMo rev. 4

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

17:00
IUCLID update: A Member State authority perspective

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

17:45
End of the first conference day
19:00
Joint evening event
After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event for an unhurried evening of good food and leisure time. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.


Friday, 26 April 2024

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CEST.

For further time zones, please view here.



Morning Session | 08:30 – 13:00 CEST
08:30 Welcoming address and opening remarks by the Chairs

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany
Caroline Harris, Exponent International, UK

08:35
Future scope – next steps for cumulative risk assessment of pesticides
  • Prioritisation of pesticides for cumulative risk assessment
  • Further activities

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

9:10
Dietary exposure and risk assessment related to the GB monitoring programme
  • How the programme has evolved since EU exit
  • How we ensure the correct toxicological reference values are applied
  • Bespoken calculations and refinements
  • The approach taken to chronic dietary exposure and genotoxic residues

Emma Ingram, Health and Safety Executive (HSE), United Kingdom

9:45
CARES-NG and its implementation status

Michael Doherty, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA

10:20
Coffee and tea break
10:50
Update on cumulative risk assessment – the Monte Carlo Risk Assessment (MCRA) model

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

11:25
Threshold adjustments for prospective cumulative risk assessment

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

12:00
Cumulative dietary risk assessment for French consumers exposed to SDHI (Succinate Dehydrogenase Inhibitors) pesticide family over the period 2017–2021

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

13:00
Lunch and end of the conference

Referent:innen

 

Name

Unternehmen

Bross

Monika Bross

BASF, Germany

Monika Bross is analytical chemist by training; she has been working at BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof for more than 30 years. Within BASF she has been involved in the conduct of residue and metabolism studies, but also in dietary exposure assessments and the preparation of dossiers for international submissions. She is member of association expert teams dealing with residue related topics (including MRL setting) and the implementation of the EU Transparency Regulation.

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Diederich

Johannes Diederich

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Johannes Diederich is a Food Chemist with nearly eight years experience in residue analytics and has been working as a Scientist of the Unit Residues and Analytical Methods in the Department Pesticides Safety at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) since 2020. He is involved in the assessment of the residue behaviour and health risk of plant protection products and in the course of the European and national approval of active substances and authorisation of products.

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Doherty

Michael Doherty

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA

Michael Doherty’s professional career started with the Pesticide Degradation Laboratory in the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, where he spent 13 years working on pesticide residue profiles in soil and environmental modeling. In 1997, Michael joined the EPA’s Office of Pesticide Programs’ Health Effects Division as a residue chemist and risk assessor. Over the years, his role in OPP has taken a more international focus as a member of the OECD’s Residue Chemistry Expert Group and as a member of the FAO panel to the JMPR.

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Dujardin

Bruno Dujardin

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Bruno Dujardin is a senior scientific officer at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), where he has gained extensive experience in the regulatory risk assessment of chemicals. Recently, he took up a new role as team leader within the Methodology and Scientific Support unit. His team provides transversal support on exposure assessment, statistical data analysis and modelling. Within this capacity, Bruno is also responsible for steering the implementation of more holistic approaches that account for combined exposure to multiple chemicals.

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Großsteiner

Ingo Großsteiner

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

Ingo Großsteiner studied nutrition and food science in Vienna. He is a highly experienced professional with over ten years of experience in various aspects of product and active substance safety, with an active interest in food safety and sustainable food systems and started working at AGES in 2014.

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Harris

Caroline Harris

Exponent International, UK

Caroline Harris is a Principal Scientist in Exponent International’s UK office and in the past she was also the Centre Director for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety. 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

Geman 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. His main experience lies in MRL setting and residue behaviour.

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Ingram

Emma Ingram

Health and Safety Executive (HSE), UK

Emma Ingram holds a degree in Chemistry with toxicology and forensics and has been working as a Scientific Officer for HSE since 2015, undertaking assessment of data submitted in support of pesticide active substances, products and MRLs in accordance with Assimilated Regulation 1107/2009 and Assimilated Regulation 396/2005, with a strong focus on consumer risk assessment. She is part of the GB and NI monitoring team, undertaking dietary intake assessments and drafting risk assessments. In addition to this she is part of a GB working group considering how chronic dietary exposure assessment is undertaken in the UK across government organisations, part of the OECD working group on pesticide residues and MRL setting in honey and is leading on the development of a GB toxicological reference value database.

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Kneuer

Carsten Kneuer

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

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 German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment. His group is evaluating the mammalian toxicology of pesticides within the EU assessment framework and actively involved in various projects aimed at the advancement of our risk assessment practice.

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Leder

Klaus Leder

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

Klaus Leder studied technical Chemistry in Vienna and has been working at AGES since 2011. At AGES, he was involved in the assessment of plant protection products as well as active substances. In 2019, he became overall coordinator for active substances for which Austria is responsible (new & existing). He has been onboard with the IUCLID project from its first start in November 2019 and is also a member of the EFSA PSN Group as well as the IUCLID subgroup dealing with further development of that tool.

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Michalski

Britta Michalski

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Britta Michalski is a Chemist by training and has been working in the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) since 2004. She is Head of the Unit Residues and Analytical Methods in the Department Pesticides Safety. Her group is involved in MRL setting, approval and authorisation procedures for pesticides and biocides. Britta is member of OECD’s Residue Chemistry Expert Group since more than 15 years and currently co-chairs the Writing Group on the update of the Test Guideline on Storage Stability. She has been leading several EFSA projects in the area of pesticide residues and processing factors.

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Murnane

Dee Murnane

Syngenta, UK

Dee Murnane has been working within the crop protection industry for more than 30 years, starting out in residue chemistry and latterly in human safety assessment. She is a Product Safety Global Project Lead at Syngenta focussing on new active substance projects, and leads the CropLife Europe Residue Definition Group; she is also a co-lead of the OECD Working Group on Residue Definition.

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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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Sarda

Xavier Sarda

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

Xavier Sarda holds a PhD in Agronomy and Molecular Biology. After 12 years of research in the private sector he switched to regulatory affairs at ANSES in 2006. He is Head of the Residue and Food Safety Unit in charge of pesticide and biocide consumer risk assessment and has been involved in several international working groups developing methodology for risk assessment. He is currently chairing the OECD working group drafting a guideline to set MRL in honey.

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Trenteseaux

Charlotte Trenteseaux

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

Charlotte Trenteseaux holds a PhD in Physiology and Nutrition. After 2 years of research in the private sector she switched to regulatory affairs at ANSES in 2020. She is a Scientific Risk Assessor in the Residue and Food Safety Unit in charge of pesticide and biocide consumer risk assessment.

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van Klaveren

Jacob van Klaveren

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

Jacob van Klaveren is coordinating the European funded project real-life mixtures granted under the Partnership of the Risk Assessment of Chemicals (PARC) and he is a member of the PARC Management Board responsible for innovation in regulatory risk assessment of chemicals in Europe. Since 2015, Jacob has been coordinating the EFSA-RIVM partnership on mixtures of pesticides. He coordinated the EU funded projects EuroMix and Acropolis in the period 2011-2020.

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