Regulated microbes and their products: news and challenges in EU risk assessment, 12-13 March, 2020, Helsinki, Finland
Microorganisms are used in the food chain but also elsewhere as production organisms or viable microorganisms. This info session provides an overview of the relevant regulatory bodies within the EU, however, having the emphasis in the feed and food chain. The new Regulation on the transparency and sustainability in the food chain and its consequences will be opened. Some problems and questions that are regularly raised by the applicants will be considered at the practical level.
The event will help you to understand the requirements from EFSA and to register your product in a more effective way. The event is important for industry leaders and registration specialists to be ahead in product development and registration.
|12.00||Registration and lunch|
|13.15||Transparency regulation, what are the consequences for the industry?
Ruud Bremmers, Managing Director, Regal B.V.
|14.00||Assessment of microorganisms in additive applications
Dr. Monserrat Anguita, EFSA
|14.45||Situation on strain related issues in China. (To be confirmed)|
|15.30||Discussion and refreshments|
|16.15||Qualified Presumption of Safety: Can my microbe get a QPS status and what should I do to get it? What is the advantage of having the status?
Lieve Herman, ILVO, Belgium, Chair of the EFSA QPS working group (To be confirmed)
|17.00||End of day one|
|Evening program in Helsinki|
|9.00|| Case of microbes/microbial products in feed additives
Prof. Atte von Wright, Biosafe
|9.45|| Quality criteria for analytical studies
Dr. Jouni Heikkinen, Biosafe
|10.30|| Importance of sampling: absence of DNA, absence of cells
Dr. Pauliina Halimaa, Biosafe
|12.00|| Whole genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis; new guidance from EFSA; how to understand/use the data; what can WGS achieve/not achieve
Dr. Jenny Makkonen, Biosafe
|12.45|| Genes of concern (mostly about AMR)
Prof. Sirpa Kärenlampi, Biosafe
|13.30||Refreshments and discussion|
|14.00||End of day two|
Registration is open!
Venue will be announced on this website in February 2020 to seat all interested participants.
Participation fee 1500 €. Early bird -10% until 17 February.
The fee includes meals, refreshments and the event material.
Cancellations by 2 March with 10% administration fee. Payment is due within 30 days upon receipt of the invoice or prior to the event, whichever is first. In the unlikely event that the event is cancelled Biosafe is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by registered delegates.
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