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Update 14 March 2012:
On behalf of the organising committee, IAM and MoniQA, I would like to thank you for your participation at the latest edition of the Joint IAM/MoniQA Workshops in Budapest prior to the CCMAS Meetings. We can look back at another successful meeting with interesting presentations and your active involvement in the discussions. I hope you enjoyed the workshop as much as we the speakers and organizers did. We had over 60 participants.
A special thank you goes to the organizing committee and to the sponsors of the event: AOCS, ICC, MoniQA and NMKL! We hope to extend the sponsoring family next year.
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We would like to stay in touch with you and we appreciate your feedback and any ideas and suggestions of topics for the next workshop of its kind in 2013.
Stay connected........and join us!
....from Rome, Italy, 2008
....to Krakow, Poland, 2010
....to Varna, Bulgaria, 2011
....to Budapest, Hungary, 2013
4th MoniQA International Conference
Budapest, Hungary, 26 February - 1 March 2013
(just prior to Inter-Agency-Meeting and Codex Alimentarius CCMAS 2013!)
"Food Safety: driven by Globalisation, Climate Change, Food Security and Economic Crises"
Continuing the successful series of MoniQA International Conferences, which are typically in the size of around 200-300 participants from regulatory, industry, research and technology, method providers, media and consumer associations, the 4th MoniQA International Conference will be taking place in Budapest, Hungary, 26 February - 1 March 2013, conveniently scheduled just prior to the IAM and CCMAS meetings. Please mark your calendar for this important event NOW!
I hope to see you there.
Dr. Roland Ernest Poms
Following on from the successful series of Workshops held immediately prior to the recent Sessions of CCMAS the IAM/MoniQA Workshop organisers were asked by delegates to further develop a number of issues of concern. In particular they were asked to consider whether it would be appropriate to develop a Workshop to discuss “choosing the right laboratories for official control”. This has become particularly important given the increasing tendency for “commercial” laboratories to be used for such work in a number of countries.
This Workshop will therefore:
1) Welcome by IAM and MoniQA Association, Richard Cantrill (AOCS, USA) on behalf of IAM and Roland Poms (ICC, Austria) on behalf of MoniQA
2) Introduction to the topic, Roger Wood (UK)
3) Choosing the right laboratory for official control by Stanley Bacler (Health Canada)
4) Food Safety Modernization Act – an FDS perspective, Gregory Noonan (FDA, USA)
15:00-15:30 Coffee break
5) EFSA data collections on chemicals in food and feed, Valeriu Curtui (EFSA, EU)
6) Nordic guidelines for requirement specifications for food analysis - checklist for considerations in connection with tendering procedures, Astrid Nordbotten (Norwegian Food Control Authority, Norway)
7) Panel discussion, Roger Wood (UK)
Time: 4 March 2012, 13:30-17:30
Ramada Plaza Budapest Hotel
Árpád fejedelem útja 94.
Tel.: (36-1) 436-4100
Fax : (36-1) 436-4156
E-mail: info [at] ramadaplazabudapest [dot] com
Due to the end of the EU funding the organizers welcome sponsoring of the event (coffee breaks, venue, etc…), this is an exclusive offer to the members of IAM and MoniQA association. Sponsoring includes mentioning as such and starts as low as 200.- Euro.
MoniQA Association, c/o ICC Headquarters
Tel: +43 1 70772020; Fax: +43 70772040; email: roland [dot] poms [at] icc [dot] or [dot] at
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