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First validated Reference Materials for Food Allergen Analysis launched at AOAC 2016

The first validated Reference Materials for Food Allergen Analysis have been presented at the latest AOAC Annual Meeting 2016 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Food Allergen Reference Materials: Next Task Force Meeting on 25 January 2017 in Bari, Italy!

The next meeting of MoniQA’s Task Force on Food Allergen Reference Material is scheduled ahead of the two-day-symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management in Bari, Italy and is scheduled for the afternoon of 25 January 2017.

MoniQA is part of two Stage 2 Horizon2020 proposals

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On 13 September 2016 MoniQA as part of two different international consortia – one led by the University of Bologna, Italy, and the other by Hellenic Institute of Transport, Greece - submitted 2 project proposals under the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme. In both proposals MoniQA acts as Workpackage Leader. The following proposals successfully passed stage 1 and were submitted for stage 2 evaluation:

  • SFS-37-2016: The impact of consumer practices in food safety: risks and mitigation strategies
  • SFS-33-2016: Understanding food value chain and network dynamics

We are pleased to continue our success in expanding our involvement in EU projects. Involvement in collaborative research projects will increase the knowledge base, the international network of experts in the field of food safety and quality, and strengthen MoniQA’s offerings and services for its members and beyond.

Report: iFAAM – 7th Consortium Meeting in Rome, Italy

Roland Poms participated at the 7th iFAAM Consortium Meeting in Rome, Italy, 17+18 October 2016. iFAAM (Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management; 2013-2017) is the world's biggest ever study of allergies - coordinated by Clare Mills from the University of Manchester and funded by the European Commission’s Framework Programme 7. This time several workshops preceded the consortium meeting and these were linked to the EAACI meeting (The European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology).
The MoniQA Association is partner in iFAAM and works in Workpackage 9, led by Paul Finglas (Vice President in MoniQA and Director of EuroFIR AISBL). MoniQA’s current activities focus on the development of online tools for food manufacturers and policy makers to support an improved food allergen management. An iFAAM toolbox shall be offered on the MoniQA website shortly Main focus of MoniQA’s participation at the 7th consortium meeting was the sustainability of iFAAM’s outputs and tools, which shall be hosted at one of MoniQA’s sub-sites.

Have you considered publishing in QAS?

With its strong focus on the development and application of new analytical tools and their potential for quality assessment, assurance, control and safety of foods and feeds, QAS - International Journal for Quality Assurance and Safety of Crops & Foods provides an ideal platform for original research papers, reviews, reports, regulatory updates and short communications in the areas of food safety, food security and sustainability. QAS was jointly established between MoniQA Association www.moniqa.org and ICC - International Association for Cereal Science and Technology www.icc.or.at. Members of both associations enjoy a free online subscription of this international peer-reviewed journal.

To submit a paper: http://www.wageningenacademic.com/journals/qas/submitting-a-paper

To become MoniQA Member (annual membership fee applies) and enjoy a free subscription:
http://www.wageningenacademic.com/journals/qas/pricing

Symposium on "Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management"

Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management

Bari, Italy, 26+27 January 2017
Co-organised by MoniQA Association and CNR-ISPA

MoniQA Association is organizing a two-day-symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management targeted toward the food industry/food manufacturers, food production auditors and representatives from the regulatory environment. This workshop will be especially suitable for SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) and fulfilling CPD (Continuous Professional Development) requirements. The workshop will give practical, scientific and legal background information, insight in innovative approaches, newly developed tools and recently introduced analytical methods to combat food fraud and improve food allergen management. These new developments will be linked to real case studies and learnings from recent incidents. Learnings from stakeholder viewpoints, such as food manufacturers, food laboratories, food analytical methods providers, auditors, risk assessors, lawyers, trainers/teachers, media and communicators, regulatory bodies and policy makers shall complement the scientific programme and stimulate open discussion.

The symposium will be co-organised with CNR-ISPA (a MoniQA Founder Member, since 2007) in Bari, Italy, http://www.ispacnr.it/en/bari-territorial-unit/ Renown speakers and representatives from various stakeholder groups will share their experiences with meeting new challenges. The symposium will tackle various burning questions such as:

Food Authenticity and Fraud Prevention:

  • What are the analytical possibilities to verify products labelled as "organic"?
  • Untargeted methods of analysis seem to be the first choice for quality and safety assessment of agricultural products and foods in the future – how far are we?
  • Crises such as melamine in dairy products, horse meat in beef, wood chips in cheese – what is next? What are the learnings to prevent the next crisis?
  • Looking for the unknown. How can new reference materials and comprehensive food databases support a better food integrity and food safety management?

Food Allergens and Effective Management Tools:

  • How can we produce safe foods for everyone? How can the European Research Area deliver better food safety and risk based food allergen management tools?
  • When do I need to label an ingredient? When am I allowed to use pre-cautionary labelling such as “may contain”.
  • Implications of pre-cautionary labelling for the consumer
  • Food allergen management and analysis in the absence of threshold doses – an industry perspective and legal implications
  • New reference materials, innovative routine methods and candidate reference methods – new developments and future perspectives

We warmly invite you to attend this meeting, which brings together international experts in the fields of food authenticity and food allergens, as well as various food industries, SMEs, research institutions, associations and regulatory bodies, all having a different stake in food safety. This special mix of scientific and practical input to the symposium will be a valuable opportunity to grow your knowledge base, learn from practical experiences, and exchange ideas with peers.

Escape from the cold Northern winter and join us in Bari in Southern Italy. We hope to see you there!

Dr. Roland Poms
MoniQA, Austria - Secretary General

Dr. Richard Cantrill
AOCS, USA – MoniQA President

Dr. Antonio Logrieco
ISPA-CNR, Italy –Director

Dr. Linda Monaci
ISPA-CNR, Italy – Senior Researcher and Conference Host

For more information, please visit the dedicated symposium website: http://bari2017.moniqa.org

Precautionary (allergen) labelling: What is done in practice?

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iFAAM, as an EU funded research project (2013-2017) aims at providing various tools and guidelines for an improved allergen and allergy management. In order to understand industry, retail, and supplier attitudes to the use of reference doses to determine risk thresholds for precautionary (allergen) labelling, we would like to assess food industry’s use of, and attitudes to strategies such as the Voluntary Incidental Trace Allergen Labelling (VITAL) which contains the "may be present" statement, and possible alternatives. MoniQA would like to invite you to take part in a survey, which is hosted by our partner organization EuroFIR AISBL. Responses in the survey are anonymous. Any information they provide will be treated with strict confidence.

We would be very grateful if you would consider circulating the questionnaire amongst relevant clients and/or partners of yours:

EN: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/eurofiraisbl/ifaam-survey/

IT: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/eurofiraisbl/ifaam-survey-italian/

FR: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/eurofiraisbl/copy-ifaam-survey-1/

We are hopeful that outcomes of this research will enable those involved in the development of reference doses and precautionary labelling (i.e. manufacturers and food scientists) to identify critical barriers to acceptance by industry, so that these may be addressed, and the most effective methods used to encourage consumer understanding, acceptability and uptake.

Food Allergen Reference Materials: Next Task Force Meeting on 31 July 2016!

The next meeting of MoniQA’s Task Force on Food Allergen Reference Material is scheduled ahead of the IAFP Annual Meeting in St. Louis, MO, USA, and will be hosted again by Trilogy Analytical Laboratories (MoniQA Member since 2012) in Washington, MO, USA, on 31 July 2016. Interested parties are advised to contact moniqa [at] moniqa [dot] org. Roland Poms will also give a presentation on the available food allergen reference materials at the IAFP Annual Conference that follows the Task Force Meeting.

MoniQA proceeds successfully into stage 2 with two EU Horizon2020 project proposals

MoniQA participated in three different calls for proposals with deadline February 2016 in the frame of the European Commission’s Horizon2020 Programme. Two of these submissions were evaluated positively by the EC and these two successful consortia were invited to submit a full proposal at stage two with a deadline in September 2016. Interested members of MoniQA Association may still get involved in these proposals as Third Party to MoniQA, if needed expertise can be filled by your organisation. If you are interested to get involved in MoniQA and/or any of the calls for research proposals below, please contact moniqa [at] moniqa [dot] org.

1) SFS-37-2016: The impact of consumer practices in food safety: risks and mitigation strategies, successful through stage 1. MoniQA is Workpackage Leader, a full proposal will be submitted by 13 September 2016.

2) SFS-33-2016: Understanding food value chain and network dynamics, successful through stage 1. MoniQA is Task Leader, a full proposal will be submitted by 13 September 2016.

3)
INFRAIA-02-2017: Integrating Activities for Starting Communities, submitted for stage 1 evaluation on 30 March 2016, MoniQA is partner, evaluation for stage 1 shall be completed by September 2016

4) SFS-46-2017: Alternative production system to address anti-microbial drug usage, animal welfare and the impact on health, proposal in preparation, MoniQA is Workpackage Leader, submission is foreseen by 14 February 2017

More details on the calls can be found on the official website of Horizon2020 of the European Commission https://ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/. MoniQA members may also access the call descriptions to the above titles here. (login required)

Next MoniQA Food Allergen RM Task Force Meeting

The next MoniQA Food Allergen Reference Materials Task Force Meeting is scheduled for

27 September 2017, 14:00-17:00 at the 131st AOAC Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Room: International 3, which is located on the International Level of the hotel

The task force will meet on the last day of the conference at 2pm – 5pm. Please find below the preliminary agenda.

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Best practice in health claims – BACCHUS Workshop, 10th June 2016, Penta Hotel (Brussels, BE)

The aims of this workshop is to explore the requirements for a health claim on products including the human dietary studies likely to be necessary to generate the evidence required for positive opinion from EFSA.

The programme, speakers and registration can be found at http://bacchus-fp7.eu/best-practice-in-health-claims-bacchus-workshop

The MoniQA Supervisory Board met in Neutal, Austria, for its 2016 annual meeting

On 26 February 2016 the recently approved MoniQA Supervisory Board 2016 met in Neutal, Austria, to discuss the short and long term strategies and planned activities within the MoniQA Association. We thank the elected officials for their support and leadership in MoniQA:

Supervisory Board (SB) Members:

Richard Cantrill, USA ((2015-2017, President)
Paul Finglas, UK (2014-2016, Vice President)
Wolfgang Kneifel, Austria (2014-2016)
Marina Carcea, Italy (2015-2017)
Linda Monaci, Italy (2016-2018)

The following members were invited as Coopted Members 2016:

Bert Popping, France
Thomas Gude, Switzerland

Internal Auditors:
Gerhard Schleining, Austria (2015-2016)
Marco Gobbetti, Italy (2015-2016)

Furthermore Roland Poms, Austria, was confirmed as Secretary General 2016-2018.

The SB members present at the SB meeting in Neutal also used the opportunity to visit the new MoniQA Secretariat:

MoniQA Association
Werner-von-Siemens-Strasse 1
A-7343 Neutal
Austria

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

Starting in January 2018 the Chemical Food Safety and Integrity part-time MSc aims to provide those in work with the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills. Embedding analytical methodology within a risk assessment and management context the course has been designed to provide a flexible education suited to students who are in employment.

Symposium: Frontiers in Food Allergy and Allergen Risk Assessment and Management, 18-20 April 2018, Barcelona, 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 Barcelona, 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 gloibally. The symposium will also identify key activities required for further implementation.

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Supervisory Board meets in Rome, Italy

The MoniQA Supervisory Board 2017 and the co-opted Advisory Panel 2017 met in Rome, Italy, 27 June 2017. This meeting was intended to draft some strategic plans for priority technical topics, contents for future workshops and symposia, and other activities.

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.

FAO Conference in Sochi, Russia

Roland Poms, Secretary General of MoniQA, was invited to give a talk on Food Allergen Management at an International Conference entitled “Food Safety and Risk Analysis” which was held in Sochi, Russia, 18-19 May 2017. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Rospotrebnadzor, the Russian Federal Agency for Wellbeing, Consumer Rights and Consumer Protection were jointly organizing this meeting.

Renew your MoniQA Membership 2016 or sign-up as new member now!

It is time again to renew your MoniQA Association Membership for another year and benefit from MoniQA’s international network and a variety of activities and services. If you are not a member yet, please find below some membership benefits or see an activity report and some highlights from 2014-2015 in a PPT here:

1. Extend your professional scope and standing by joining one of MoniQA’s Task Forces: Food Allergen Reference Materials, Proficiency Testing for Mycotoxins, Emerging Issues

2. Easy access and interaction with a global network of experts

3. Easy access and involvement in international research proposals and projects funded by the EU, UNO, Bill Gates Foundation, governments, etc….

4. Training and education opportunities for teachers and students at universities and companies around the globe

5. Easy access to information and grants for personnel exchanges and mobility of researchers, trainers, teachers and students

6. Better international visibility of your institution

7. Discounts on conference, workshop, webinar participation

8. Qualifying to organise your own MoniQA conference or workshop or webinar at your institute or in your country

9. Use the membership and joint achievements to increase your impact and significance in your own country and internationally, which can be important to join a consortium or qualify for a grant or for a tender

10. Privileged information and pre-publication information on upcoming calls and tenders

11. Technical support and access to rare/expensive infra-structure

Join one of various interesting MoniQA activities now!

Please feel free to join any of MoniQA’s current activities. The invitation is open to all MoniQA Members and to those who are planning to sign-up in the near future.

MoniQA is an international and interdisciplinary network of professionals from institutions working in food research, regulatory bodies and trade, providing solutions to promote a safer and secure food supply worldwide. MoniQA facilitates international research collaborations to enable services and products for food safety & quality assurance. MoniQA contributes to the development and validation of analytical methods, provides training and continuous professional development (CPD), consultancy and socio-economic impact assessment.

1) Preparation and exploring research proposals for EU’s Horizon2020 Funding Programme. Examples of past and current project involvements of MoniQA are MoniQA NoE (FP6), PlantLibra (FP7), Connect4Action (FP7), iFAAM (FP7), and others. Currently MoniQA is facilitating project participation for members in Horizon 2020 calls for 2016.

2) Join MoniQA’s task force on emerging food safety and quality issues: discussion forum and exchange of experience to benefit MoniQA’s research agenda and collaboration agreements, new call texts (e.g. EU projects), workshop/conference themes, joint publications and opinion papers and support to other international organisations such as AOAC, AACCI, Codex, DIN, etc…

3) Join MoniQA’s task force on method validation:  Preparation of guidelines and protocols for validation of screening methods, validation of binary methods, validation of mass spectroscopic methods, current focus on mycotoxins, allergens, and authenticity issues. MoniQA contributed in the past to AOAC guidelines and EU directives.

MoniQA Awards 2015

We would like to congratulate the awardees of the 5th MoniQA International Conference 2015! Selected by an international jury (Sean Astley, UK; Richard Cantrill, USA; Paul Finglas, UK; Olaf Nehlich, AT; Karin Zimmermann, NL; and Marija Zunabovic-Pichler, AT)  the best abstract, best poster and best research work were premiered at the latest MoniQA Conference in Porto, Portugal, 16-18 September 2015.

The Highest Impact Award was received by Telmo Fernandes from REQUIMTE-LAQV, Portugal, www.requimte.pt/laqv/, on behalf of all co-authors for his work on “Evaluating the performance of a novel single-tube nested real-time PCR on the detection of walnut allergens in cakes as affected by thermal processing”.  The Highest Impact Award in the value of € 1,800.-  is an Open Access publication of this or a related research work in QAS – Quality Assurance and Safety of Foods & Crops. This award was sponsored by the publisher of QAS, Wageningen Academic Publishing, the Netherlands, www.wageningenacademic.com.

The Best Poster Award was received by  Ricardo Assuncao from INSA - Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Portugal, www.insa.pt, on behalf of all co-authors for his work on “Risk assessment of Portuguese children dietary exposure to co-occurring mycotoxins in processed cereal-based foods”.  This award was sponsored by R-Biopharm www.r-biopharm.com (MoniQA Member since 2012) with a 300.- € cash award.

Meet the keynote speakers of the 5th MoniQA International Conference "Food and Health - Risks and Benefits"

The conference programme of the the 5th MoniQA International Conference "Food and Health - Risks and Benefits" will become available soon. Poster abstracts will still be accepted until 15 July 2015.

We are proud to introduce some of the keynote speakers:

  • Samuel Godefroy, World Bank, Washington DC, USA, and Faculty of Agriculture & Food Science, University Laval, Quebec, QC, Canada:
    Food Safety Capacity Building Needs and Opportunities to Support Convergence with International Standards
  • Pier Sandro Cocconcelli, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy:
    Food, Safety and Health - Societal Changes and Trends
  • Bernd Appel, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Berlin, Germany:
    Microbial risks - New tools for risk assessment along global food chains
  • Franz Ulberth, Joint Research Centre, European Commission, Belgium:
    Future Research Needs and Funding Opportunities
  • Cristina Silva, Escola Superior de Biotecnologia, Portugal and GHI - Global Harmonisation Initiative:
    Harmonisation: Feeding People, Fueling Innovation
  • Speaker (to be confirmed), Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA:
    Emerging Issues in Food and Health - Risks and Benefits

Conference website: porto2015.moniqa.org
Registration: porto2015.moniqa.org/register. Early Bird Registration ends on 15 July 2015 (received fee)!
Abstract submission for posters: porto2015.moniqa.org/abstract_submission ends on 15 July 2015!
Make your hotel room reservation now at porto2015.moniqa.org/accommodation
Become an official sponsor: porto2015.moniqa.org/sponsoring

MoniQA at the 1st APGC – First ICC Asia-Pacific Grain Conference took place in Xiamen, China



The ICC Asia-Pacific Grains Conference (APGC) which was co-organised by ICC - The International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and CCOA - The Chinese Cereals and Oils Association (both MoniQA Founder Members), took place in Xiamen, China, 21-24 May 2017.

New! 50 % discounted membership package for small companies and joint membership between MoniQA and EuroFir

MoniQA proudly presents its newest membership category: Micro-companies can enjoy the full suite of benefits of a regular membership in MoniQA at half price. Starting in 2015 legal persons/consultants/one-man companies and small companies (SMEs) with less than 6 employees and a turn over less than 400,000.- € per year may qualify for a 50 % discounted membership fee in MoniQA. For 500.- € per year micro-companies can enjoy immediate benefits within MoniQA's Global Food Safety and Quality Network including the services listed below.

Additionally, micro-companies may enjoy a new offer (coming soon!) to sign up for a joint membership in MoniQA www.moniqa.org and EuroFIR www.eurofir.org for a further discounted price. For only 800.- € per year micro-companies will get high value services offered by both associations at a low price and covering food data and information underpinning nutrition and public health aspects.

Sign up for Membership in MoniQA or jointly in MoniQA/EuroFir today and start benefiting from the associations' international network and a variety of activities and services (details can be found on www.moniqa.org/about/association and www.eurofir.org/?page_id=255).

Some membership benefits are listed as follows:

Workshop "Reference Materials and Method Validation in Food Safety Assurance", BOKU, Vienna, Austria

Roland Poms from MoniQA Association lectured on "Reference Materials and Method Validation in Food Safety Assurance" at BOKU - University of Life Sciences and Natural Resources, Vienna, Austria, http://www.boku.ac.at/en/, on selected days and times between 28 February and 8 March 2017. The lecture especially targeted Master and PhD students in the areas of food safety, food analysis, reference materials and measurements, and quality control. The course was also very useful as part of CPD (continued professional training), for QC personnel in food industry and auditors. Apart from enrolled MSc and PhD students, MoniQA members had access to a maximum of 10 places.

Great interest and very active participation at the iFAAM sponsored workshop on food allergen management in Rome, Italy,

Some 35 participants were involved in a workshop on "Introduction to food allergen management" that was held on 7 February 2017 in Rome, Italy. This workshop was organised by Hylobates (Member of MoniQA since 2016) within the framework of the EU-funded Project iFAAM (Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management). The workshop provided an introduction on food allergen management and included two parts: a theoretical part with presentations and discussions given by Luca Bucchini and Roland Poms, and a practical part with hands-on training given by Dario Deli & Serena Leardini from Romer Labs, and Francesco Fieramosca & Valeria Bassani from Tecna.

The MoniQA Food Allergen Reference Material Task Force to meet on 16 September 2015 in Porto ahead of the main conference

After 6 consultations MoniQA's international task force on Food Allergen Reference Materials will meet again in Porto, Portugal, in the morning of 16 September 2015 ahead of the 5th MoniQA International Conference. Registration for this meeting is required by sending an email to conference [at] moniqa [dot] org; it is free for MoniQA Members and the initial task force members.

Current status: After extensive characterization the first materials (milk, a blank matrix material "rice cookie") are about to being tested and validated by the international community. For the gluten-free materials some 35 wheat varieties/flours have been extensively characterized and are now ready for final selection. Additional materials such as whole egg, peanut, hazelnut, and soy are in preparation and associated characterization work is under way. An update will be given at the upcoming meeting in Porto and the next steps will be discussed.

Background: In 2013 MoniQA initiated a Task Force on the development of food allergen and gluten-free reference materials. The Task Force is an international group comprised of several SDOs (Standardisation Organisations), industry representatives, policy makers, test kit providers and method developers, analytical companies, as well as representatives from various universities. This international group works towards consensus on the specific requirements and the design of global food allergen reference/testing materials and gluten-free standard materials. For this purpose MoniQA has liaised with the EU funded project iFAAM, the Prolamin Working Group (PWG) and Australia's Vital concept group.

The aim of MoniQA's initiative is the publication of a Guidance Document on the special requirements and production of food allergen and gluten-free reference materials. Accompanying research and the optimization of the production scheme to provide basic and incurred reference materials, spiked samples and extracts have been initiated.

MoniQA Association thanks the presenters and sponsors for a great event in Bari, Italy

Close to 100 participants followed an exciting scientific and at the same time very practical and informative symposium #MoniqaBari on food fraud prevention and effective food allergen management in Bari, Italy, 26-27 January 2017, bari2017.moniqa.org. Due to the extremely positive feedback, we are considering to take the program on the road.

iFAAM - the largest EU funded food allergen management project and MoniQA’s contribution

iFAAM (Integrated Approaches to Food Allergen and Allergy Risk Management; 2013-2017) is the world's biggest ever study of allergies - coordinated by Clare Mills from the University of Manchester www.inflammation-repair.manchester.ac.uk/ifaam. iFAAM involves the world’s leading experts in the UK, Europe, Australia and US. iFAAM, funded under EU's 7th Framework Programme, will develop evidence-based approaches and tools for MANAGEMENT of ALLERGENS in FOOD and integrate knowledge derived from their application and new knowledge from intervention studies into FOOD ALLERGY MANAGEMENT plans and dietary advice. The resulting holistic strategies will reduce the burden of food allergies in Europe and beyond, whilst enabling the European food industry to compete in the global market place.

The MoniQA Association is partner in iFAAM. MoniQA leads Workpackage 9 on translating iFAAM developed tools and food allergen management approaches to practice. Current activities involve the development of a database on food allergen recalls, which will be published shortly. Furthermore, MoniQA leads work within iFAAM to make "May Contain" labeling more transparent and to provide a sustainable online toolbox for allergen management along the food supply chain.

MoniQA is Co-Editor of Special Issue of the ICC endorsed World Mycotoxin Journal

World Mycotoxin Journal Special Issue

Roland Poms from ICC/MoniQA and Michele Suman from Barilla are proud to present the Special Issue of the World Mycotoxin Journal (Volume 7, Number 4) on Rapid Methods for Mycotoxin Detection.

The issue contains 8 review articles, 2 research articles, as well as a foreword by Michele Suman and Roland Poms, the guest editors of this special edition. The articles contain a clear overview of the latest developments, products, and concerns on use of these fast and easy detection methods. Two of the papers are available as open access: the foreword and the review paper by C. von Holst and J. Stroka on “Performance criteria for rapid screening methods to detect mycotoxins”. If your institute has taken a subscription, all papers are freely accessible on the World Mycotoxin Journal MetaPress web page wageningenacademic.metapress.com/content/120817. As MoniQA or ICC member you are eligible for a discounted subscription.

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