Program

The Conference Venue will accommodate the main Conference, the Welcome Reception and the MoniQA Task Force Meetings:

 

USP Conference Center

12601 Twinbrook Parkway

Rockville, Maryland 20852

USA

 

Download Final Conference Program (PDF)

Program at a glance

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MoniQA Task Force on Food Authenticity
  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm MoniQA Task Force on Food Allergen Reference Materials (see the agenda here)
  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Welcome Reception
  • 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm MoniQA Supervisory Board Meeting (by invitation only, Hotel Hilton Washington DC)

 

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:50 am – 5:00 pm

  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Registration and Morning Coffee (available 8:00 am - 9:00 am)
  • 8:50 am - 5:00 pm Main Conference Day 1: Food Integrity, Food Fraud, Food Law
  • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm Conference Dinner
    Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852-1699, USA

 

Friday, 1 November 2019, 8:50 am – 4:30 pm

  • 8:00 am - 2:00 pm Registration and Morning Coffee (available 8:00 am - 9:00 am)
  • 8:50 am - 3:30 pm Main Conference Day 2: Effective Food Allergen Management
  • 4:30 pm Close of the Meeting

 

 

Conference program (2019-10-10)

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2019, 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

  • 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Welcome Reception
    Networking event with finger food and drinks

 

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:50 am – 5:00 pm

  • 8:00 am – 5:00 am Registration and Morning Coffee (available 8:00 - 9:00 am)
    The registration/help desk will remain open during conference hours.

 

  • 8:50 am – 9:30 am Opening Session
    Moderator: Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association

 

  • Welcome
    Bert Popping, MoniQA President and General Manager, FOCOS, Germany: Welcome by the MoniQA President
    Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Food, USP: Welcome by the Conference Host
    Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association: Introduction

 

  • Opening speech:
    Sally Greenberg, Executive Director, National Consumers League, USA
    Fighting Food Fraud: A Consumer Perspective

 

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am Main Conference Session I – Food Integrity (Part I)
    Moderator: Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager - Foods, USP, USA
                   

    This session will focus on technical aspects to manage food quality and safety concerning food integrity, food authenticity and preventing food fraud. Innovative methodologies including the latest analytical innovations and food profiling techniques, and other relevant tools, such as food fraud databases and reference materials, will be discussed, as well as remaining challenges and a glimpse into the future. These topics shall establish the basis for the subsequent session on legal and social aspects of food fraud.

 

  • Michael Walker, Referee Analyst and Head of the Office the Government Chemist in the UK National Measurement Laboratory hosted by LGC, UK
    A brief introduction to food fraud information sources
     
  • Manuela Beatrisotti, Technical Regulatory Manager, Barilla, Italy
    Preventing Food Frauds: An Industry Perspective

 

  • Richard Cantrill, MoniQA Past President and Chair of the IAM, Canada
    International Standards for Food Authenticity and Allergen Detection

 

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break, Posters and Exhibition

 

  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Main Conference Session II – Food Integrity (Part II)
    Moderator:
    Bert Popping, MoniQA President and General Manager, FOCOS, Germany
  • Bert Popping, MoniQA President and General Manager, FOCOS, Germany
    Food Fraud: Benefits and Challenges of non-targeted methods (including standardization)
     
  • Amanda Manolis, Associate Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific, USA
    Food Integrity with New Analytical Technologies: Unlocking The Truth
     
  • Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager - Foods, USP, USA
    Authenticity of Coconut Water - a critical review
     
  • Atef Idriss, CEO MEFOSA, Lebanon
    Capacity Building on Food Fraud & IPR Compliance
     
  • Panel Discussion
    Moderated by Bert Popping, MoniQA President and General Manager, FOCOS, German

 

  • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch, Posters and Exhibition

 

 

  • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Main Conference Session III – Food Law (Part I)
    Moderator: Richard Cantrill, MoniQA Past President and Chair of the IAM, Canada
                   

    This session will focus on the legal aspects of food safety and the food law. Recent incidents and recalls will exemplify the extend and the impact of food fraud on trade, company brands and the regulatory space. Speakers from various backgrounds will discuss issues related to food safety and the different national laws, implications for international trade, litigations, trade agreements, liability issues, brand protection, consumer protection, digital certification and blockchain.

 

  • Ricardo Carvajal, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., USA
    U.S. regulatory requirements regarding food fraud prevention
     
  • Glenford Jameson, Food Lawyer, G. S. Jameson & Company, Ontario, Canada
    Death by a Thousand AMPs: The Future of Food Fraud Prosecutions in Canada
  • Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer and Founder of foodlawlatest.com, Italy
    The New European Regulation on official controls and food frauds related provisions

 

  • 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Coffee Break, Posters and Exhibition

 

  • 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm Main Conference Session IV – Food Law (Part II)
    Moderator: Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer and Founder of foodlawlatest.com, Italy

 

  • Allison Fulton, SheppardMullin Law Firm, USA
    Intentional Adulteration - Tips for Conducting Internal Investigations 

 

  • Michael Walker, Referee Analyst and Head of the Office the Government Chemist in the UK National Measurement Laboratory hosted by LGC, UK
    Authenticity of Coconut Water - a critical review

 

  • Panel Discussion
    Moderated by Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer and Founder of foodlawlatest.com, Italy
     
  • Conference Dinner (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
    Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Ctr
    1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland, 20852-1699, USA
    TEL: +1-301-468-1100 FAX: +1-301-468-0308              

 

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration and Morning Coffee (available 8:00 - 9:00 am)
    The registration/help desk will remain open during conference hours.

 

  • 8:50 am – 9:30 am Opening Session
    Moderator: Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association

 

  • Welcome and short recap from day 1
    Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association: Introduction

 

  • Opening speech:
    Jupiter Yeung, Principal Scientist, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Development Center Fremont, USA
    Food Industry Perspective on Effective Food Allergen Management to Address Food Safety Challenges. 

 

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am Main Conference Session V – Allergen Risk Mitigation
    Moderator: Bert Popping, MoniQA President and General Manager, FOCOS, Germany
                   

    This session will focus on the socio-economic impact of food allergy and at the global food safety context of food allergens in view of increasing consumer awareness and growing numbers of food recalls. International experts will discuss the different regulatory frameworks for allergen risk mitigation. Different labelling regulations in different countries not only pose risks to the mobile consumer, but they also challenge international food trade. Different risk assessment tools for food producers, food vendors, authorities, and clinicians will be introduced.

 

  • Anthony Flood, International Food Information Council (IFIC)
    Food allergy: public perception, behaviors and quality of life
  • Ronald Niemeijer, R-Biopharm, Germany
    Gluten-free: food safety vs voluntary consumer choice?
  • Clare Mills, University of Manchester, UK
    Identifiying, curating and harmonising clinical data to identify minimum eliciting doses for food allergens in the ThRAll project
  • Melanie Downs, Food Allergy Research & Resource Program (FARRP), University of Nebraska, USA
    Application of Mass Spectrometry Methods for Food Allergen Analysis and Management: Opportunities, Hurdles, and Needs

 

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am Coffee Break, Posters and Exhibition

 

  • 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Main Conference Session VI – Managing Food Allergens
    Moderator: Christine Parker, FDA, USA               

    This session will deal with effective food allergen and gluten-free management. International experts will introduce various innovative analytical methods to support allergen/gluten-free management in industry and regulatory enforcement. Improved multi-analyte testing, emerging reference materials and food allergen management in practice will be discussed in this session. Additionally, challenges with hand held devices for risk management by consumers and liability implications will be discussed.

 

 

  • Eric A.E. Garber, FDA, USA
    The xMAP Food Allergen Detection Assay: A Solution for the Simultaneous Detection and Identification of Multiple Food Allergens to Address Current and Future Needs

 

  • Martin Chapman, Indoor Biotechnologies Inc, USA
    Simultaneous Detection of Major Food Allergens Using Fluorescent Multiplex Array

 

  • Rakhi Panda, FDA, USA
    Multiplex-Competitive ELISA and Western Blot Analysis for the Detection and Characterization of Gluten in Fermented-Hydrolyzed Foods

 

  • Katherine L. Fiedler, FDA, USA
    Optimization of a targeted, multi-allergen LC-MS/MS method for the quantification of egg, milk, and peanut in food

 

  • Anne C. Eischeid, FDA, USA
    Real-time PCR Based Allergen Detection at FDA-CFSAN

 

  • Weili Xiong, FDA, USA
    The Undeclared Presence of Allergens in Foods: A Need for Specific Tree Nut Peptide Markers

 

  • 1:00 pm  – 2:00 pm Lunch, Posters and Exhibition

 

  • 2:00 pm  – 4:00 pm Main Conference Session VII – Reliability of Results
    Moderator: Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager - Foods, USP, USA
                  

    This session will deal with strategies to assure the quality and reliability of analytical results. An expert panel will discuss how analytical results can serve decision makers in industry, law enforcement and lawyers to best manage food allergens and mitigate risks for consumers.

  • Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer and Founder of foodlawlatest.com, Italy
    Food allergen labeling regulation harmonisation and consumer protection
     
  • Bert Popping, General Manager/Owner, FOCOS, Germany
    Mobile Food Safety Testing Devices: the good, the bad and the ugly
     
  • Gill Holcombe and Michael Walker, LGC, UK
    Food allergen analysis, reporting and interpretation – how to make them fit for purpose
     
  • Roland Poms, MoniQA Association, Austria
    MoniQA’s food allergen reference material program

 

  • 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Panel Discussion

             With representatives from a food manufacturer, food research, consumer association, FDA and a lawyer

Moderated by Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Foods, USP, USA

 

  • 4:30 Summary and Farewell  

Download Final Conference Program (PDF)