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

 

Program at a glance

 

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

  • Company workshops, please apply via rockville@moniqa.org
  • 1 pm – 4 pm MoniQA Task Force on Food Authenticity
  • 1 pm – 4 pm MoniQA Task Force on Food Allergen Reference Materials
  • 4 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, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am Registration and Morning Coffee
  • 9:30 am – 5 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, 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • 8:00 am – 9:30 am Registration and Morning Coffee
  • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm Main Conference Day 2: Effective Food Allergen Management
  • 3:30 pm Close of the Meeting

 

Preliminary program (2019-08-08)

 

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

  • 8:00 am – 09:30 am Registration and Morning Coffee

The registration/help desk will remain open during conference hours.

 

  • 9:30 am – 10:15 am Opening

 

  • Welcome

Bert Popping, General Manager/Owner, 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:

Speaker to be confirmed

 

  • 10:15 am – 11:00 am Main Conference Session I – Food Integrity

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.

 

  • Richard Cantrill, MoniQA Past President and Chair of the IAM, Canada

International Standards for Food Authenticity and Allergen Detection

 

  • Karen Everstine, Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs, Decernis, USA (invited)

Tools, knowledge systems, and structured databases to enable the management of risks related to safety, compliance, customer requirements, and recalls.

 

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

 

  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Main Conference Session II – Food Integrity

 

  • Bert Popping, General Manager/Owner, FOCOS, Germany

Food Fraud: Benefits and Challenges of non-targeted methods (including standardization) 

 

  • Michael Walker, LGC, UK

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, FOCOS, Germany 

 

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

 

 

  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm Main Conference Session III – Food Law

 

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.

 

  • Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Foods, USP, USA

The role of public ingredient standards

 

  • Ricardo Carvajal, Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C., USA

Title to be confirmed

 

  • Glenford Jameson, Food Lawyer, G. S. Jameson & Company, Ontario, Canada

Death by a Thousand AMPs: The Future of Food Fraud Prosecutions in Canada

 

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

 

  • 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Main Conference Session III – Food Law

 

  • Christopher van Gundy, SheppardMullin Law Firm, USA

Food fraud litigation cases and class actions  

 

  • Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer and Founder of foodlawlatest.com, Italy

The New European Regulation on official controls and food frauds related provisions

 

  • 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 – 09:00 am Registration and Morning Coffee

The registration/help desk will remain open during conference hours.

 

  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am Opening

 

  • Welcome and short recap from day 1

Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association: Introduction

 

  • Opening speech:

Jupiter Young, 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 IV – Allergen Risk Mitigation

 

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.

 

  • Speaker to be confirmed

Food allergy, consumer protection and socio-economic impact

 

  • Speaker from Dr. Schär, USA (invited)

Gluten-free: food safety vs voluntary consumer choice?

 

  • Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer and Founder of foodlawlatest.com, Italy

Food allergen labeling regulation harmonization and consumer protection

 

  • Clare Mills, University of Manchester, UK

Innovative tools for food allergy and allergen risk assessment.

 

  • 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 V – 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

 

 

  • 2:00 pm  – 3:30 pm Main Conference Session VI – Reliability of Results

 

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.

  • Gill Holcombe and Michael Walker, LGC, UK

Food allergen analysis, reporting and interpretation – how to make them fit for purpose

 

  • Roland Poms, MoniQA, Austria

MoniQA’s food allergen reference material program

 

  • 2:30 pm – 3:30 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

  • 3:30 Summary and Farewell