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2nd Food Integrity and Traceability Conference (ASSET 2014), incorporating QSAFFE international scientific session (lectures, posters, etc.)

Organised by Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, UK


Workshop for Regulatory Laboratories

Organised by EC-JRC-IRMM, Geel, Belgium


Workshop for Industry Representatives on Quality and Safety of Feed in Europe

Organised by ICT Prague, Brussels, Belgium

QSAFFE "International session on quality & safety of feed & food in Europe" was organised as a side event of ASSET 2014

QSAFFE “International session on quality and safety of feed and food in Europe” In the last phase of the project, the QSAFFE “International session on quality and safety of feed and food in Europe” was organised as a side event of the ASSET 2014.

This well known international conference “2nd Food Integrity & Traceability Conference” (ASSET 2014) was held on 8-10 April 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK, and organised by the Queen's University Belfast. The QSAFFE international session was held on 10th April 2014.

QSAFFE session was very well attended by nearly 150 participants, including academia, research institutes, governmental bodies/regulatory authorities, industry representatives and other. Delegates originated from 18 countries of Europe (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK) and 8 countries from rest of world (Brazil, Canada, China, Israel, Paraguay, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, USA) making this a truly international session. Wide range of stakeholders was impacted resulting in worldwide dissemination of the project achievements.

Representatives of the project consortium gave lectures on scientific outcomes of individual RTD WPs (1-4); in addition, representatives of the SME and advisory board presented their perspectives on the needs for industry and impact of the project, respectively.

Program of the QSAFFE “International session on quality and safety of feed and food in Europe”:

The need for advanced testing methods in the European animal feed sector: The industry perspective
Mr Declan Billington, John Thompson and Sons, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Early detection of contaminants in feed mills by near infrared spectroscopy and chemometrics
Dr Juan Antonio Fernandez Pierna, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, Belgium

Analytical traceability of feed materials
Dr Carsten Fauhl‑Hassek, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

Validation of a lamp‑based method for detection of salmonella Spp in soya meal
Mr Martin D´Agostino, Microbiologist, Food and Environment Research Agency, UK

Transfer of dioxins and PCBs from feed to food
Dr Ron Hoogenboom, Programme Leader Food Contaminants, RIKILT Wageningen UR, Wageningen, The Netherlands

The impact of the QSA FFE project: The advisory board perspective
Mr Eamonn Whelan, Operations Director, Devenish Nutrition, Northern Ireland

In addition to the lectures given during the QSAFFE session, also series of 8 posters demonstrating significant progress in individual WPs activities was presented. Poster no. 21 of authors Milena Zachariasova et al. on “Occurrence of multiple mycotoxins in dried distillers grains and solubles, assessment of animal exposure” was awarded by one of the ASSET 2014 poster awards.

QSAFFE posters:

Occurrence of multiple mycotoxins in dried distillers grains and solubles, assessment of animal exposure

Occurrence of mycotoxins in animal feed materials – survey using multi-mycotoxin LC-MS /MS method

Authenticity of DDGS - Botanical and geographical origin classification by Near Infrared Microscopy

ATR- FTIR spectroscopy after in situ fat extraction as a control tool for the identification of DDGs origin

Detection of Salmonella spp. in animal feeding stuffs using a LAMP-based method

Survey of animal feeding stuffs using a loop-mediated amplification (LAMP) based method for the detection of Salmonella spp.

Development of a multi-mycotoxin method using UPLC-MS /MS and its application to analysis of animal feed materials

Determination of sulphate levels in DDGS by FT-IR spectroscopy

Applicability of a LAMP-based method for detection of Salmonella in soya meal developed at FERA was also presented by the video produced by FERA.

Latest issue of the QSAFFE newsletter was also distributed to the QSAFFE session participants.

The photos documenting course of the QSAFFE session:

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