20th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

24.03. - 25.03.2022, Online Conference | Die Akademie Fresenius GmbH

20th International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment" +++ONLINE CONFERENCE+++

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Übersicht

For many years, the Akademie Fresenius Conference “Food Safety and Dietary Risk Assessment” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities. We therefore cordially invite you to the 2022 Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you!

Highlights

Regulatory Framework and Guideline Developments

  • German BfR on the MetaPath programme family and the user expectations regarding the improvement process
  • Ctgb on their experience with IUCLID for MRL applications
  • OECD Working Group on the setting of maximum residue limits in honey
  • Codex maximum residue limits – what is coming up in the future?

Dietary Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Metabolites

  • Update on the OECD Residue Definition Guidance
  • Acute dietary exposure to pesticide residues in relation to Codex maximum residue limits
  • Dietary risk assessment developments in China, Taiwan and India

Cumulative Dietary Risk Assessment

  • EFSA on the cumulative risk assessment of cranio-facial alterations by residues of pesticides
  • RIVM and ANSES on prospective cumulative risk assessment
  • Co-occurrence of conazole residues in food

Who do you meet?

Professionals working in the fields of:

  • Toxicology & risk assessment
  • Registration & authorisation
  • Research & development
  • Quality assurance & control
  • Product safety

Sectors taking part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Competent authorities
  • Research institutes & laboratories
  • Food industry & retailing
  • Professional associations

Picture Credit © Leart – AdobeStock

Programm

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Time CET

Thursday, 24 March 2022

Morning Session 09:30 – 12:30 CET

Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chairs

Monika Bross, BASF, Germany
Caroline Harris, Exponent, United Kingdom

The presentation slots include sufficient time for questions and answers.

Regulatory Framework and Guideline Developments

Analysis of the information flow of pesticide related metabolism studies

  • Metabolism studies in the risk assessment process
  • Benefit of a curated reference collection of metabolism studies
  • The current MetaPath programme family and the user expectations regarding the improvement process
  • Improvement of the OECD Transport Concept

Stephan Worseck, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Industry experience: use of MetaPath in IUCLID dossiers

Oliver Dautermann, CropLife Europe, Belgium

Short break

Experiences with the implementation of the Transparency Regulation for MRL applications

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

Codex maximum residue limits – what is coming up in the future?

  • Compounds of low public health concern
  • Management of unsupported compounds

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

Afternoon Session 13:30 – 16:30 CET

Hurdles or pole vault – challenges in consumer risk assessment

  • New metabolites to be included into the residue definition, provisional residue definitions and potential genotoxic metabolites
  • Article 12 assessment according to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005
  • MRLs for microorganisms and honey

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

OECD Working Group on the setting of MRL in honey

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

Short break

Dietary Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Metabolites

Dietary risk assessment of metabolites and degradation products of pesticides by JMPR

  • The JMPR approach
  • How this differs from other approaches and why 
  • Practical applications of the JMPR approach
  • Lessons learned and how the approach could be improved

Alan R. Boobis, Imperial College London, United Kingdom

OECD Residue Definition Guidance: the latest update

  • Purpose and scope
  • A tour of the decision scheme
  • Timeline/steps for publication 

Michael Doherty, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America
Dee Murnane, Syngenta, United Kingdom

End of the first conference day

 

Friday, 25 March 2022

Morning Session 09:00 – 14:20 CET

Dietary Risk Assessment and Evaluation of Metabolites

Developments in Asia 

  • Overview of current dietary risk assessment requirements in Asia-Pacific 
  • Focus on policies in China, Taiwan and India
  • Trends in Asia-Pacific: dietary-relevant regulatory developments 

Weijia Gan, BASF, China 

An international probabilistic risk assessment of acute dietary exposure to pesticide residues in relation to Codex maximum residue limits for pesticides in food

  • Food consumption and pesticide residues data from different countries 
  • International probabilistic dietary risk assessment of pesticides: method and results
  • Level of protection provided by current Codex maximum residue limits

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

Short break

Cumulative Dietary Risk Assessment

Update from EFSA 

  • Update on the cumulative risk assessment of cranio-facial alterations by residues of pesticides
  • Call for cooperation with EFSA in the area of cumulative risk assessment from dietary exposure to pesticides

Germán Giner Santonja, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy 

Proposed prospective scenarios for cumulative risk assessment of pesticide residues

  • Legal mandate for prospective cumulative risk assessment
  • Mixture Assessment Factor and European Commission Chemical Strategy
  • Available software to perform prospective cumulative risk assessment

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

Short break

Prospective cumulative risk assessment: a case study

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

Update from industry

Claire Stephenson, CropLife Europe, Belgium

Co-Occurrence of conazole residues in food

  • Analyses on residue levels for 18 conazoles sampled by the USDA Pesticide Data Program (PDP) between 2009 and 2019
  • Co-occurrence of conazole residues and implications for the refinement of the screening level cumulative risk assessment

Arpad Szarka, Syngenta, United States of America 

End of the online conference

Referenten

Name

Unternehmen

Boobis

Alan R. Boobis

Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Alan R. Boobis retired from his chair at Imperial College London in June 2017 and is now Emeritus Professor of Toxicology. His research interests include mechanistic toxicology, risk assessment and the effects of mixtures. He has been a member of the EFSA PPR Panel and the Panel on Contaminants in the Food Chain. He has also been a member/Chair of the Joint FAO/WHO Meeting on Pesticide Residues and of the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (residues of veterinary drugs) for approx. 20 years. He currently chairs the UK Committee on Toxicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment.

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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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Crépet

Amélie Crépet

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

Amélie Crépet has been working as a Senior Scientist at the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) where she has been coordinating expert groups on mixture and exposome and developing probabilistic methods and tools to improve risk assessment since 2007. In the past, Amélie coordinated the work package of the EUROMIX project (2015-2019) on combined and aggregate exposure and is currently task leader in European projects on biomonitoring data (HBM4EU, 2017-2021) and exposome (ATHLETE, 2020-2024). She is also involved in the EFSA expert group on scientific criteria to group substances in mixtures and is an expert for the WHO, in particular on pesticides residues (JMPR).

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Dautermann

Oliver Dautermann

CropLife Europe

Oliver Dautermann is Plant Biologist and has been Lab Team Leader at BASF Agricultural Center in Limburgerhof since 2020. Within BASF he has been involved in all types of metabolism studies in the Consumer Safety background. He is also active at CropLife Europe as a chair of the “MetaPath” sub-team.

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Doherty

Michael Doherty

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America

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, for which he is currently serving as chair.

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Gan

Weijia Gan

BASF, China

Weijia Gan has an academic background in fundamental chemistry and, after joining BASF Asia-Pacific as Regional Consumer Safety Scientist, she is now the Lead of Regional Regulatory Science. She is also active at CropLife Asia and leads the CropLife Asia sub-team “Product Safety – Dietary”. Previously, she worked as Food Safety Scientist at Nestlé R&D China.

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Giner Santonja

Germán Giner Santonja

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Germán Giner Santonja is Agricultural Engineer and Scientific Coordinator in the Plant Health and Pesticide Residues Unit of EFSA.

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

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Mienné

Alexandra Mienné

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

Alexandra Mienné studied chemistry and health risk assessment and has been working at ANSES in the Regulated Products Assessment Department since 2012. She is involved in residue assessment since then, drafting registration reports, evaluation reports and European monographs. She has been involved in cumulative risk assessment of pesticides since 2015 and participates in the European working group on cumulative risk assessment.

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Murnane

Dee Murnane

Syngenta, United Kingdom

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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Stephenson

Claire Stephenson

CropLife Europe

Claire Stephenson is a Senior Global Expert in residues and dietary exposure at ADAMA. Prior to this, she has worked both in consultancy and for the UK regulatory authority where she was the technical lead for MRLs. She has represented the UK as a technical expert at a range of EC and EFSA meetings and holds a PhD in biochemistry.

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Szarka

Arpad Szarka

Syngenta, United States of America

Arpad Szarka is a Senior Scientist at Syngenta Crop Protection, where he applies statistics and probability theory to conduct risk assessments in support of product registrations. His professional interests include using data analytics to explore patterns in large and complex datasets and applications of predictive statistical techniques to refine exposure estimates.

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Ton

Arie Ton

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

Arie Ton is Agricultural Scientist and has been working as Scientific Assessor Consumer Safety at the Dutch Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) since 2011. He is responsible for evaluating data on residues in or on treated products, food and feed and is performing consumer risk assessments in the framework of the approval of active substances, MRL setting and pesticide authorisations. He is also providing advice to ministries in the field of residues and food safety and is participating in the EU Commission expert working group on cumulative risk assessment.

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Worseck

Stephan Worseck

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Stephan Worseck is Chemist and holds a PhD in toxicokinetics. He has been working at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) as IT Coordinator in the Department Pesticides Safety since 2004 and is responsible for the development and improvement of IT systems within the consumer health protection assessment at BfR. His work also includes the provision of interfaces between enforcement authorities and the international harmonisation of IT systems. He is part of the OECD Harmonised Template Group and the OECD Expert Group on the Electronic Exchange of Pesticide Data.

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van Klaveren

Jacob van Klaveren

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

Jacob van Klaveren coordinated the European funded projects ACROPOLIS and EuroMix aiming to improve combined exposure to multiple chemicals in Europe. Since 2015, Jacob has been coordinating the EFSA-RIVM partnership on mixtures of pesticides. From January 2020 onwards he has been participating in the interim management board of the Horizon Europe Partnership for the Assessment of the Risk from Chemicals (PARC) and has been responsible for coordinating the work programme innovation in regulatory risk assessment.

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