ICC Workshop: The safety of animal feed and its contribution to the human food chain
ICC Workshop: The safety of animal feed and its contribution to the human food chain

ICC Workshop: The safety of animal feed and its contribution to the human food chain

September 2, 2007 to September 5, 2007
United Kingdom
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September 2 - 5, 2007
Hotel Marriott Glasgow
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Organized by ICC in cooperation with BakeTran, from September 2 - 5, 2007, the ICC Workshop "The safety of animal feed and its contribution to the human food chain" will be held at the Hotel Marriott Glasgow (UK).

The workshop will feature a series of presentations by analytical test kit suppliers and key workers in the area of animal feed production and animal husbandry, and will provide an overview of the safety of animal feed and its contribution to human nutrition.

Topics will include:

• The potential risks associated with animal feed.
• The detection of mycotoxins and other undesirable contaminants in animal feed.
• The impact of mycotoxins and other contaminants on animal and fish development.
• The safe storage and processing of animal feeds.
• Links between animal feed and human nutrition.

Who should attend?
This workshop is suitable for the manufacturers of animal feed and for those who are engaged in the analytical processes to ensure the safety of such materials. It will also be of interest to individuals in the study of animal husbandry and human nutrition. Areas will cover analysis of mycotoxins and other feed contaminants, rapid methods, feed industry, grain board, animal production, EU or other international Research Projects.

Structure of the workshop
Two full days will offer lectures and round table discussions, networking opportunities in the product and services exhibition area and poster presentations. The social event in the evening after the first day will give ample opportunity to strengthen business contacts and establish new collaborations. A technical tour will give you insight in the production scheme and research programme of a major test kit provider for mycotoxin analysis. Day 3 will give practical training in sampling and analysis of mycotoxins in feed stuffs.


Sunday, 2 September 2007
Welcome Reception

Monday, 3 September 2007
Opening and keynote speakers

Food and feed safety – from feed to meat

Johanne Fink-Gremmels, University of Utrecht, NL

UK and EU feed markets – impact of contaminants
Speaker to be confirmed

Development of new high throughput screening methods – BioCop
Chris Elliott, Queen's University Belfast, UK

Session 1: Feed contaminants related to human health

Fusarium mycotoxins in UK wheat - Implications for the animal feed industry
Simon Edwards, HGCA, UK

Control of aflatoxins and ochratoxin A in cereals: molecular and physiological aspects
Corrado Fanelli, University of Rome, IT

Mycotoxins – a rising concern in aquaculture
John Sweetman, Alltech European Aquaculture, GR

Phytoestrogens in dairy cow diets and its transfer into milk
Martin Luísa Chambel, PO

Session 2: EU regulations and impact on trade

Contaminants in animal feed - domestic and European legislative controls
Manisha Upadhyay, Food Standards Agency, UK

Socio-economic impact of new EU mycotoxin regulations
Alois Fellinger, R-Biopharm, AT

Session 3: Safe production and storage of feeds

UK´s approach to safe grain storage, contributing to the protection of animal feeds
Dean Cook, HGCA, UK

Processing and mitigation of mycotoxins in feed
Giuseppina Avantaggiato, ISPA - CNR, IT … to be confirmed

Reduction of effects of mycotoxins in animals and animal derived products
Verena Starkl, BIOMIN, AT

Fefana approach on mycotoxins inactivators : opening of a new functionality
Didier Jans, Fefana Absl, Brussels, BE

The silage of grains, a suitable solution for preservation
Aragón Yunior Acosta, BIOMIN, AT

Monday, 3 September 2007
Gala Dinner

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Session 4: Research and authorities contributing to feed safety

MoniQA - a new EU funded Network of Excellence working towards the harmonisation of analytical methods for monitoring food/feed hazards
Roland Poms, ICC, AT

The role of Community Reference Laboratories regarding the measurement of feed additives, meat and bone and contaminants: Examples
Christoph Von Holst, IRMM – European Commission, BE

The use of Reference Methods and Reference Materials in feed analysis
Hendrik Emons, IRMM – European Commission, BE…to be confirmed

The FAPAS proficiency testing scheme
John Gilbert, CSL, UK …to be confirmed

Databases to support day to day decisions and facilitate analysis
Miles Thomas, CSL, UK

Session 5: Analysis of feed contaminants and sampling issues

Managing the Mycotoxin Risk: from Field to Folk
Eva Maria Binder, Romer Labs, AT

Monitoring the compliance of UK cereals for animal feed
Denise Baxter, HGCA, UK

From bulk to analysis – correct sampling is the starting point
Carlo Brera, ISS, IT… to be confirmed

Use of Rapid Test Kits for the Assessment of Deoxynivalenol (DON) in Wheat
Neal Matthews, HGCA, UK

Analytical methods for the analysis of mycotoxins in animal feeds and cereals
Carol Donnelly, R-Biopharm, UK

Combined determination of mycotoxins, plant toxins and pesticides in animal feed using generic extraction and UPLC with mass spectrometric detection
Hans Mol, RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety, NL

Session 6: Workshops and product presentation

Romer Labs

Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Technical Tour
R&D Laboratories of Rhone/R-Biopharm, Glasgow, UK

Training Workshop
Analytical methods for the analysis of mycotoxins in animal feeds and cereals
R&D Laboratories of Rhone/R-Biopharm, Glasgow, UK

Meeting: ICC Task Force on Mycotoxins and Sampling
Progress Report and collaboration with MoniQA and ILSI Europe

Meeting: ICC/IUPAC/IRMM/NMKL/others
Validation of qualitative analytical methods

Register now for the ICC Workshop within the series of “Science meets Industry”. You may also reserve your exhibition space and become a sponsor at the ICC Workshop “The safety of animal feed and its contribution to the human food chain”, Glasgow, UK, 2-5 September 2007.

Up-to-date major sponsors

Platinum:  Rhone/R-Biopharm, UK

Silver:        Engormix.com, AR
                   Romer Labs, AT
                   MoniQA NoE coordinated by ICC, AT
                   European Commission, BE

Bronze:     HGCA - Home Grown Cereals Authority, UK
                   Glasgow Convention Bureau, UK