The conference is organised in collaboration with ILSI Europe, the World Health Organisation and the Food and Agriculture Office of the United Nations.
IAFP's previous European conferences were held in Prague, Barcelona, Rome and Lisbon. New for 2009, IAFP's European Symposium has expanded to a three-day conference, featuring pre-meeting workshops and concurrent sessions.
The symposium entitled "Advancements in Food Safety" is shaping the future of food safety by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas with colleagues from across Europe working in industry, government and academia.
This year's programme has been specifically designed to facilitate interaction with various food safety professionals as well as the presenters and offers many opportunities to meet and exchange information on food safety, including workshops, exhibits and poster sessions.
ILSI Europe will cover the following topics:
7 October 2009
ILSI Europe Workshop on “Risk assessment approaches to setting thermal processes in food manufacturing”
Organised by the ILSI Europe Risk Analysis in Food Microbiology Task Force
Introduction to the ILSI Thermal Processing Activity - Andy Davies, H J Heinz (UK)
History of Thermal Process and Development of Safe Harbours - François Bourdichon, Danone (FR)
Risk Assessment Approaches to Setting Thermal Processing - Mieke Uyttendaele, University of Gent (BE)
Quantification of Microbial INACTIVATION and examples - Jeanne-Marie Membré, Unilever (UK)
Achieving the Food Safety Objective with the Thermal Process - David Bresnahan, Kraft Foods (US)
Validation and Acceptance of Thermal Processes - Tim Jackson, Nestlé (CH)
8 October 2009
ILSI Europe Session on Chemical Contaminants
Organised by the ILSI Europe Risk Assessment of Chemicals in Food Task Force.
Emerging Issues in Chemical Contaminants: Historical Issues, Current and Future Topics - Benoît Schilter, Nestlé (CH)
Overview of Heat Processing Contaminants in Food - A case study on 3-MCPD Esters in Food Products - Ib Knudsen (DK)
Benefit-Risk Methodology - A Tiered Approach - Jeljer Hoekstra, RIVM (NL)
9 October 2009
ILSI Europe Session on Water
Organised by the ILSI Europe Emerging Microbiological Issues Task Force
Emerging Water Quality Issues and Food Safety - Lee-Ann Jaykus, NC State University
The Significance of Water in Food Production, Processing and Preparation - Mieke Uyttendaele, University of Gent (BE)
For more details on the programme: http://www.foodprotection.org/files/european_symposium/program-outline-2009.pdf
For more information on the ILSI Europe programme, please contact Dr Pratima Rao Jasti: firstname.lastname@example.org