20-10-2016 - 10:00
Food-related health risks and technologies to increase food safety
 
Workshop 
STOA  
European Parliament Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 1E-2

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

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

For further information, please contact us at STOA@ep.europa.eu