International Symposium on Food Allergens: regulation, management and detection

2nd edition
Finance Tower, Pacheco room, Brussels

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Morning session ‐ Chairman : Nathalie Gillard, CER Groupe

First part - Consumers & Patients

9:00 - 9:30 Registration and coffee
9:30 - 9:40 Welcome and introduction
Nathalie GILLARD, CER Groupe (BE)
9:40 - 10:00 Provision of information on food allergens in the EU legislation
Magdalena Haponiuk, European Commision, DG SANTE (BE)
10:00 - 10:40 Keynote 1 : Patients’ viewpoint
The patient’s experience: better labeling to empower patients with food allergy
Susanna Palkonen / Caroline Heilpern, EFA (BE)
10:40 - 11:00 Consumer’s point of view and recent survey on non-prepacked food
Katrien Renders, Test Aankoop (BE)
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee break

Second part - Enforcement

11:30 - 12:10 Keynote 2: Enforcement
Food Allergen Declaration in Ireland – Some Challenges
Patrick O’Mahony, Food Safety Authority of Ireland (IR)
12:10 - 12:30 The scientifically based FASFC strategy for the implementation of food
legislation in the control of food allergens
Leen Rasschaert, FAVV-DG control (BE)
12:30 - 12:45 Industrial’s point of view : Testimonies
Johan Michiels / Marina Van Cauwenberghe, Puratos (BE)
12:45 - 13:00 Industrial’s point of view : Testimonies
Francesca Lambertini, Barilla (IT)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break

Afternoon session - Chairman: Marc De Loose, ILVO

Third part - Analytical detection methods

14:00 - 14:40 Keynote 3: Analytical methods
Advances in analytical methods applied to food allergen detection
Linda Monaci, CNR-ISPA (IT)
ThrAll-EFSA project: detection and quantification of allergens in food and
minimum eliciting doses in food allergic individuals
Clare Mills, University of Manchester (UK)
14:40 - 15:00 Food allergen analysis: CEN perspectives
Philippe Delahaut, CER Groupe (BE)
15:00 - 15:20 Towards comparable analytical results fit-for decisions on food allergens in the EU
Hendrik Emons / Maria-Jose Martinez-Esteso, EC, Joint Research Centre (BE)
15:20 - 15:40 Quantification of allergens in processed food products: selection of peptide
biomarkers by high resolution mass spectrometry
Kaatje Van Vlierberghe, ILVO (BE) and Maxime Gavage, CER Groupe (BE)
15:40 - 15:55 Applications of droplet digital PCR (ddPCR) for food allergen detection
Isabel Taverniers, ILVO (BE)
15:55 - 16:10 Flow Cytometry Immunoassay for the detection of Allergens in food matrices
Anne-Catherine Huet, CER Groupe (BE)
16:10 - 16:30 Conclusions of the meeting and perspectives
Marc de Loose, ILVO (BE)
16:30 Farewell drink and closure

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