Advances in Food Safety Analysis eSeminar – Contaminants, Toxins & Allergens
An online eSeminar focusing on new methods and applications in food safety analysis – particularly for analysis of contaminants, toxins and allergens.
ANALYSIS AND EXAMINATION OF FOODS UNIVERSITY OF READING
16/02/2016 - Reading
The application of real-time PCR for food authenticity testing inclusive of the quantitation of Equine DNA
12/06/2015 - LGC (Teddington)
LGC will be running a further Knowledge Transfer event on the application of real-time PCR for food authenticity testing inclusive of the quantitation of Equine DNA. This is scheduled to take place on Thursday 17th September at LGC (Teddington), and represents a joint event held by Defra and the Government Chemist.
This joint Knowledge Transfer event will address the two separate topics of i) a real-time PCR method for quantitation of horse DNA; ii) best measurement practice guidance for the application of real-time PCR for food authenticity testing in general. The morning session will be focused primarily on the quantitation of horse DNA using the method supported by Defra Project FA0135 and developed at LGC, and the afternoon session will be focused on identifying issues associated with food authenticity testing using real-time PCR, inclusive of interactive discussions (please see attached) The Knowledge Transfer event will be held on Thursday 17th September. Participation is free for Public Analyst laboratories and associated staff, and refreshments and lunch will be provided. We would very much welcome your participation in this course, the registration for which is now open and on-line at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HDY2SZB
Environmental Contaminants Webinar (28th-30th April)
A further series of webinars is planned for 28th & 30th April, 2015 on Environmental Contaminants, again in collaboration with Separation Science and Thermo Fisher Scientific. This online eSeminar focuses on the analysis of environmental contaminants and takes place in four 2 hr sessions, one each on 28 & 30 April. Registration is free although a pro forma must be completed.
PROGRAMME - 28 APRIL, 2015
Determination of Persistent Organic Pollutants in Food/Feed Samples Jordi Díaz Ferrero (Group IQS for Food and Environmental Safety, IQS, Spain)
Veterinary Residues – Testing Times for Laboratories Liam Gormley (LGC, UK)
Triumphs and Challenges of High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry in Comprehensive Pesticide Residue Screens Mark Crosswhite (Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, USA)
Advances in Pesticide Analysis Methods for Food from Animal Origin Ralf Lippold (EU Reference Laboratory for Pesticides in Food of Animal Origin, Germany)
PROGRAMME - 30 APRIL, 2015
Mycotoxins – Sampling, Regulation and Analysis, the European Context Michael Walker (LGC, UK)
Accurate Quantification of Mycotoxins in Food using LC-MS/MS Elisabeth Varga (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria)
HPLC-MS/MS Method for the Measurement of Insecticide Degradation Products in Baby Food Samantha Radford (Saint Francis University, USA)
Multi-Allergen Detection in Thermally-Processed Baked Goods by Mass Spectrometry Christine H. Parker (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, USA)
To register go to http://view6.workcast.net/register?cpak=1389576671745855
ANALYSIS AND EXAMINATION OF FOODS 2015
26/02/2015 - UNIVERSITY OF READING
The next annual course at the University of Reading will take place in the week of 20th April – 24th April 2015. This informative and very enjoyable (though demanding) week of lectures and interactive workshops is highly recommended by the APA Training Committee. It is excellent preparation and professional development for senior laboratory and reporting staff in Public Analysts’ laboratories.
REACH and CPL training for Public Analysts
18/09/2014 - The Lodge, IET, Austin Court, Birmingham
A free seminar to discuss enforcement issues with current chemical regulations will take place on 19 March 2015. placeholder Scientists, trading standards officers, enforcement agencies, manufacturers and importers are invited to join the Government Chemist at the Lodge, IET Birmingham, to discuss regulatory challenges and the role of measurement science and technology in chemical regulation. The seminar ‘REACH and CLP enforcement: measurement and related issues for Public Analysts and Enforcement Authorities’ includes discussions on checking compliance with CLP and CHIP in the laboratory, and safety data sheets. It also covers the importance of measurement science and technology in effective regulation and the role of the Environment Agency in enforcing REACH.
REACH dossiers, CLP notifications, safety data sheets and high quality regulatory services all have one thing in common - they rely on the effective use of scientific inputs, including sound measurement strategies and complementary techniques. Coherent data sourcing and interpretation have a vital part to play. To offer the widest possible networking opportunities in this field, we bring together scientists and business planners from both enforcement bodies and those they enforce, REACH and CLP specialists and regulatory stakeholders.