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Register now! for the Second MoniQA International Symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management, Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018

MoniQA Symposium 2018

 

Check out the final programme at https://moniqa-vienna2018.meetinghand.com/en/491-programme.

Register now! for the Second MoniQA International Symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management, Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018! https://moniqa-vienna2018.meetinghand.com/en/492-registration
Online registration and regular registration fees end 31 May 2018.

Reserve your table top exhibition space! Only a limited number of spaces are available, spaces are granted on a first-come-first-served basis, sponsors will get preferred reservations https://moniqa-vienna2018.meetinghand.com/en/492-registration

Become a Sponsor! and support the symposium, enhance your visibility and brand awareness https://moniqa-vienna2018.meetinghand.com/en/501-sponsoring

Next MoniQA Food Authenticity Task Force Meeting

Vienna, Austria, 7 June 2018, 09:00-11:30

The next MoniQA Task Force Meeting on Food Authenticity will be an open meeting to all interested stakeholders participating at the MoniQA Symposium in Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018. The meeting is scheduled just prior to the 2nd International MoniQA Symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management in Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018 http://vienna2018.moniqa.org/ and in parallel to the MoniQA Food Authenticity Task Force Meeting. For your convenience the pre-conference workshops/task force meetings will be held in conference venue, the Pyramide Hotel in Vösendorf-Vienna.

Agenda items include

  1. Food Fraud Databases: access and further developments
  2. Blockchain and other digital platforms: integration in food fraud prevention strategies
  3. Food profiling/non-targeted analysis vs targeted analysis
  4. Validation, standardization, available PTs, collaboration

Please mind that an email registration to moniqa [at] moniqa [dot] org is required to attend the meeting. Participation in the pre-conference workshops/task force meetings is free for MoniQA Members, Task Force Members and registered participants of the conference, all others are asked to contribute a € 25.- expense contribution.

Next MoniQA Food Allergen Reference Materials Task Force Meeting

Vienna, Austria, 7 June 2018, 09:00-11:30

The next MoniQA Task Force Meeting on Food Allergen Reference Materials will be an open meeting to all interested stakeholders participating at the MoniQA Symposium in Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018. The meeting is scheduled just prior to the 2nd International MoniQA Symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management in Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018 http://vienna2018.moniqa.org/ and in parallel to the MoniQA Food Authenticity Task Force Meeting. For your convenience the pre-conference workshops/task force meetings will be held in conference venue, the Pyramide Hotel in Vösendorf-Vienna.

Agenda items include
  1. Distribution and update on MoniQA’s Milk Allergen Reference Materials
  2. Gluten material characterization and production update
  3. Soy material characterization and production update
  4. Related initiatives and activities, EFSA and UK-FSA projects, other sources of food allergen RMs

Please mind that an email registration to moniqa [at] moniqa [dot] org is required to attend the meeting. Participation in the pre-conference workshops/task force meetings is free for MoniQA Members, Task Force Members and registered participants of the conference, all others are asked to contribute a € 25.- expense contribution.

ISEKI_Food 2018, 3-5 July 2018, Stuttgart, Germany

The ISEKI-Food Association (European Association for Integrating Food Science and Engineering Knowledge Into the Food Chain) and the University of Hohenheim are organising the 5th International ISEKI_Food Conference (ISEKI_Food 2018) to be held in Stuttgart, University of Hohenheim, Germany, 3 - 5 July 2018.

This  5th edition has as its driving topic “The Food System Approach – New Challenges for Education, Research and Industry“. A modern approach to face the societal, climate and nutritional challenges, impairing food security and the global sustainability of the food chain, has to consider all activities related to food production, processing, packaging, distribution, preparation and consumption.

Several poster awards are waiting for you as well as some very interesting workshops to attend like the  PhD workshop, the Food Waste Recovery Workshop and some free workshops.
Submit your abstracts and meet the ISEKI-network in Stuttgart!

32nd EFFoST International Conference, Nantes, France, 6-8 November 2018

Every year EFFoST  organizes this prestigious international food science and technology conference, an important scientific event that brings together world-renowned researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and students from multidisciplinary food-related fields to share the latest developments, meet old friends and form new partnerships. See here for details of our previous conferences.

The 32nd EFFoST International Conference will be held in Nantes, France from 6-8 November 2018 under the theme: Developing innovative food structures and functionalities through process and reformulation to satisfy consumer needs and expectations.

1st World Congress Food Safety and Security, 24-28 March 2019, Leiden, The Netherlands

Addressing the vital role of modern science in food legislation and regulation

It is with great pleasure that the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) invites you to attend the 1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security, 24 - 28 March 2019, in Leiden, The Netherlands.

It brings together leading scientists, researchers and research scholars from academia and industry, decision makers from international organisations, and the public from across the globe to advance the conversation about the vital role of modern science in food legislation and regulation.

New Board Members in the Team/Supervisory Board 2018

On 5 February 2018 the election of MoniQA Supervisory Board 2018 was closed. We thank the elected officials for their support and leadership in MoniQA:

President: 
Richard Cantrill, Canada (2018)

Vice President:
Bert Popping, Germany (2018) 

Elected Supervisory Board (SB) Members:
Richard Cantrill, USP/MoniQA/IND, Canada (2018-2020)
Bert Popping, FOCOS, Germany (2018-2020)
Thomas Gude, SQTS/MIGROS Switzerland (2018-2020)
Linda Monaci, ISPA-CNR, Italy (2016-2018)
Sabine Baumgartner, BOKU, Austria (2017-2019) 

Scientific Advisory Panel:
Sigrid Haas-Lauterbach, R-Biopharm, Germany (2017-2018)
Paul Dewsbury, Thermo Fisher, United Kingdom (2017-2018)
Samuel Godefroy, Laval University, Canada (2017-2018)

We thank Marina Carcea, CREA, Italy, and Paul Finglas, QUADRAM, United Kingdom, for their support and service in the MoniQA Supervisory Board in the past years.

Association Auditors:
Carmen Diaz, FOCOS, Germany (2017-2018)
Gerhard Schleining, BOKU, Austria (2017-2018)

 

Report: Workshop on Food Allergen Management in Bologna, Italy, 21 February 2018

Some 35 people attended the workshop on Innovative Food Allergen Management and Risk Assessment, on 21 February 2018 (Bologna, Via Fanin 44), co-organised by Hylobates and MoniQA Association. We would like to thank all the speakers for their excellent contributions and the interesting interactions with all the participants. We also thank the sponsors R-Biopharm Italy-Germany (Platinum), Romer Labs Italy-Austria (Gold), and Tecna Italy (Bronze). The workshop was held in Italian and partly in English and offered the participants an update on innovative food allergen management by international experts and up-to-date information on new risk assessment data and its implication for consumers, industry and testing laboratories.

Platinum Sponsor
R-Biopharm
Gold Sponsor
Romer Labs
Sponsor
Tecna

PG Credit Food Allergen Analysis and Management (CPD), 9-13 July 2018, Manchester, UK

The unit will next run in June/July/August 2018 including a residential week of face-to-face teaching in Manchester from the 9th-13th July 2018. The course is run at the  Manchester Institute of Biotechnology with elements also hosted by Waters Corporation (Wilmslow). 

Chemical Food Safety and Integrity part-time MSc at Manchester University

MSc Chemical Food Safety and Integrity -  A part-time MSc in Chemical Food Safety and Integrity is a largely distance learning course aimed at aspiring factory or company quality managers who want to develop the knowledge, techniques and skills needed to deliver safe food products. It includes the following units:

AOAC includes MoniQA Milk Reference Material in Food Allergen SMPR

In its latest session of the AOAC International Stakeholder Panel on Alternative Methods (ISPAM) MoniQA’s first allergen reference material validated for use in milk allergen detection methods was included in AOAC’s SMPR (Standard Method Performance Requirements) for the “Quantitation of Milk by ELISA-based Methods”.

Last call! Symposium: Frontiers in Food Allergy and Allergen Risk Assessment and Management, 18-20 April 2018, Madrid, Spain

Following the end of iFAAM – the EU funded collaborative research project on “Integrated Approaches to Food Allergy and Food Allergen Management”, ILSI Europe is organizing a symposium 18-20 April 2018, in Madrid, Spain. This symposium will provide an ideal forum to disseminate the evidence, knowledge and tools developed in the iFAAM project to stakeholders and actors involved in food allergen and food allergy management globally. The symposium will also identify key activities required for further implementation.

MoniQA’s Gluten-Free Working-Group meets in Vienna, Austria, 14 November 2017

 

At the occasion of the Whole Grain Summit in Vienna MoniQA’s Gluten-Free Working Group, a subgroup of MoniQA’s Task Force on Food Allergen Reference Materials, met in Vienna to discuss the characterization and production of a new commodity Reference Material to complement the PWG gliadin standard. During the past 3 years TUM - the Technical University of Munich (Germany), BME - Budapest University of Economics (Hungary, BOKU - University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources Vienna (Austria, and HealthCanada (Canada) under the auspices of MoniQA Association have been working on the characterization of some 50 wheat flours to select most representatives wheat varieties to produce a reference material for gluten free analysis.

MoniQA to reaffirm collaborations in Turkey

Hacettepe University: Following an invitation by Hacettepe University www.food.hacettepe.edu.tr based in Ankara, Roland Poms had the chance to visit various companies and the university in Ankara. Hacettepe University was one of the original partners in the EU FP6 funded MoniQA Network of Excellence and it still maintains an active role in MoniQA's food safety educational, training and research activities. With Prof. Hamit Köksel and Prof. Ismail Boyaci MoniQA is proud to have two leading scientists as main contacts in Turkey.

Report: Food Authenticity and Food Fraud Prevention at the 10th Turkish Food Technology Congress, Antalya, Turkey

 

Roland Poms, Secretary General of MoniQA Association was invited by the Ankara based Turkish Chamber of Food Engineers to give a talk on Food Authenticity and Food Fraud Prevention - Recent misleading claims related to food and nutrition at the 10th Gida Mühendisligi Kongresi (10th Food Technology Congress) in Antalya, Turkey. Some 400 food technologists and food scientists from industry and academia participated in this biannual event. It was a special privilege for Roland Poms and MoniQA to be the only invited foreign guest. The meeting gave great opportunity to network with Turkish scientists and food producers, as well as to meet with new and old friends of MoniQA

MoniQA at OLEUM first annual project meeting held in Thessaloniki, Greece

OLEUM

On 4 - 6 October 2017, OLEUM partners met in Greece for a project meeting to mark the end of the first year of the project and discuss progress and future plans. The meeting was hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Roland Poms is member of the Advisory Panel and attended the meeting on behalf of MoniQA Association. The Multi-stakeholder Advisory Board (MS-AB) of OLEUM met for the first time. The MS-AB will meet annually to act as discussion platform to consult in different aspects of the project.

MoniQA Food Allergen RM Task Force met at AOAC 2017, Atlanta, GA, USA

The MoniQA Food Allergen Reference Materials Task Force met on 27 September 2017, 14:00-17:00 at the 131st AOAC Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. The task force was attended by some 30 participants and discussed the progress and the next steps in the design and production of validated food allergen reference materials. After the first set of milk reference materials became available at the beginning of 2017 (see also http://shop.moniqa.org/), further materials are in preparation.

Order now! First validated Milk Allergen Reference Materials for Food Analysis

The first validated Reference Materials for Food Allergen Analysis are now available and can be ordered from MoniQA Association by using the online order form and return the completed, signed/stamped form to moniqa [at] moniqa [dot] org.

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