Food-related health risks and technologies to increase food safety

 
20-10-2016 10:00 – 12:30
European Parliament Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 1E-2
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PROGRAMME

 

Chair:                    Momchil Nekov, MEP & STOA Panel Member

Moderator:          Sabine Jülicher, European Commission, DG Health & Food safety

                      
  • 10:00 – 10:10      Welcome
Mairead McGuinness, MEP & Vice-President responsible for STOA
 
  • 10:10 – 10:25      Keynote speech: safe food and healthy choices
Vytenis Andriukaitis, European Commissioner for Health & Food Safety
 
  • 10:25 – 10:35      Introduction
Giovanni La Via, MEP & Chair of the ENVI Committee
 

PART I – FOOD RELATED RISKS 

  • 10:35– 10:50   Microbes: bacteria, fungi and viruses
Ralf Hartemink, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
 
  • 10.50 – 11.05      Chemicals: pesticides, additives and endocrine disrupting compounds
Richard Sharpe, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
 
  • 11:05 – 11:20      Hidden ingredients: salt, sugar, fat, total calories
Joao Joaquim Rodrigues da Silva Breda, World Health Organisation, Denmark
 
  • 11:20 – 11:30      Q&A
 
PART II – METROLOGY AND TECHNOLOGIES: TOOLS TO INCREASE FOOD SAFETY
 
  • 11:30 – 11:45      Metrology to increase traceability, quality and reliability of safety measurements
Antonio Logrieco, National Research Council, Italy
 
  • 11:45 – 12:00      Utilizing volatile and odorous markers for the detection of potential contaminations in foods and packaging material
Andrea Buettner, Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering & Packaging, Germany
 
  • 12:00 – 12:15      Food research infrastructures in the EU: challenges and opportunities
Antonio Di Giulio, European Commission, DG Research & Innovation
 
  • 12:15 – 12:30      Q&A and final remarks
                               
  • 12:30 – 13:30      Stand up lunch
 
 

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