European Commission Quality of Life and Management
of Living Resources
Key Action 1: Food Nutrition and Health
Venue: Maison des Associations Internationales, rue Washington 40, 1050 Brussels
Date and time: 2pm Tuesday 25 September
4pm Wednesday 26 September 2001
Opening comments and welcome to the Workshop
2.05 2.25 Food safety and consumer aspects of the European Research programme
Mr Liam Breslin, Head of Unit, KA1 Food, Nutrition and Health, DG Research, European Commission
2.25 2.50 Introduction to FoodBRAND background and aims for improved food safety and consumer health protection
Dr Glenn Kennedy, FoodBRAND Co-ordinator, The Queens University of Belfast, NI
2.50 3.15 Consumer research projects: achievements from past European projects, prospects for the future
Wim Debeuckelaere, Verbruikers Unie, Test-Aschats, Belgium and
Diane McCrea, The Food Consultancy, UK
3.45 5.30 Food producing animals and veterinary drugs: regulatory controls and consumer health protection, residue monitoring and surveillance
3.45 4.15 Food producing animals, drugs and drug residues legal and illegal uses.
Eric Crutchen, VMD UK
4.15 4.45 Inspection, monitoring and surveillance in the EU and beyond: The role of national testing laboratories and the role of the FVO in food control and surveillance with specific reference to meat controls.
Dr Bernd Juelicher, FVO Dublin
4.45 5.00 The experiences of uncontrolled use of veterinary drugs and the intoxication of people with clenbuterol in Spain a consumer organisation perspective.
Ms Gemma Trigueros, EDOCUSA Consumer organisation, Madrid, Spain
9.30 12.30 FoodBRAND and EU research projects: development of tests to detect and processes to eliminate toxic agents throughout the food chain
Chair: Dr Glenn Kennedy, FoodBRAND Co-ordinator
9.30 9.50 Screening tests: their role and development in FoodBRAND.
Dr Kevin Cooper, Research Associate, FoodBRAND
9.50 10.10 Confirmatory tests: their role and development in FoodBRAND.
Dr Hans van Rhijn, RIKILT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
10.10 10.30 Determination of the origin of hormones in cattle: the Isoster project.
Dr Bruno Le Bizec, LABERCA, Ecole Nationale Veterinaire, Nantes France
10.30 11.00 Coffee
11.00 11.20 High throughput analysis for hormone and antibiotic residues in meat: The FoodSense project
Mr Steven Crooks, The Queens University, Belfast NI.
11.20 11.40 Testing for banned antibiotics and growth promoters in feeds: the CANFAS and SIMBAG-FEED projects.
Dr Jacob de Jong, RIKILT, Wageningen, The Netherlands
11.40 12.00 Food Safety screening: synthetic glucocorticoids development of tests to detect illicit use to increase animal weight
Dr Olivia Vandenhauwe, Ghent University, Belgium*
12.00 12.15 Questions and discussion
12.15 2.00 Lunch
2.00 4.00 Consumer concerns, sharing experiences of testing and policy work to improve food safety and consumer health protection.
2.00 2.20 The FoodBRAND survey
Food survey - using FoodBRAND test methods to detect illegal use of nitrofurans in meat in Europe.
Wim Debeuckelaere, Verbruikers Unie, Test-Aschats, Belgium
2.20 3.10 Discussion groups what are the issues and concerns for consumers in Europe and beyond? What strategies and policies should be developed to improve food safety with regard to veterinary drugs and residues?
3.10 3.55 Report back from discussions
Future strategies for research and policy
Dissemination of FoodBRAND project to consumers
4.00 Close of workshop
PLEASE NOTE: Some changes to this programme may be necessary
FoodBRAND Consumer Workshop Co-ordinator