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14th Fera/JIFSAN Annual Symposium

Analytical Methods and Laboratory Practices for International Food Safety

Date: June 12th-13th, 2013

Location: Food and Drug Administration, Harvey W. Wiley Building, College Park, MD, USA

Fera
JIFSAN

The Food and Environmental Research Agency (Fera), United Kingdom, and the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), University of Maryland, jointly organize a series of annual symposia on food safety and applied nutrition. The theme of the 2013 symposium is "Analytical Methods and Laboratory Practices for International Food Safety."

THE SYMPOSIUM

Program Book 
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Background
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Program Agenda
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Participants List 
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SPEAKER PRESENTATIONS

Keynote Address: Global Laboratory Initiatives and Approaches to Enhance Product Safety
Carl Sciacchitano, Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD
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How the Analyst is Affected by Initiatives in the Codex Alimentarius Commission
Roger Wood, UK Food Standards Agency - Retired, Norwich, United Kingdom
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The AOAC Method Validation Pathway: Setting Standards for Methods and Demonstrating Compliance
John Szpylka, Merieux NutriSciences Corporation, Chicago, Illinois 
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Microbiological Methods Validation: How Do We Prove that a Method is Fit for Purpose?
Thomas Hammack, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD
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Method Requirements for Official Food Control in the European Union
Franz Ulberth, European Commission, Geel, Belgium
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Development and Use of Standard Reference Materials for Food Analysis
Catherine Rimmer, National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg, MD
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Life Beyond Z - More to Proficiency Testing Than Meets the Eye
Mark Sykes, Food and Environmental Research Agency (Fera), Sand Hutton, York, United Kingdom
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Acrylamide: An Important International Issue
David Lineback, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), Southport, NC
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Incidents Involving Contamination of Food with Dioxins
Martin Rose, Food and Environmental Research Agency (Fera), Sand Hutton, York, United Kingdom 
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FDA's Response to the Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
Lowri DeJager, Food and Drug Administration, College Park, MD
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An Analytical Chemist's Role as a Problem Solver
Steven Lehotay, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Wyndmoor, PA
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The Use of Risk Analysis in the Regulatory Process
Clare Narrod, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), College Park, MD
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European Union Perspective
Authored By: Frans Versraete, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium
Presented By: Franz Ulberth, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium 
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Limitations of Risk Assessment Based on Non Fit-For Purpose/Invalidated Laboratory Methods
Robert Buchanan, Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA): Implications for Laboratory Accreditation
Timothy McGrath, Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, MD
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Laboratory Capacity Building: Perspective From China
Hanxia Liu, CAIQ, Beijing, China
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Collaborative Work for Quality Management at INFAL
Jorge Torroba, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)/World Health Organization, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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An Analytical Instrument Manufacturer's Perspective: Supporting the Accreditation and Training Needs of Food Testing Laboratories
Sara Stead, Waters Corporation, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Instrument Manufacturers: Microbiology Perspective
Jeffrey Strain, Life Technologies, Austin, TX
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Partnering with the Regulators: The Role for 3rd Party Accreditation in Food Safety
Roger Brauninger, American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), Frederick, MD
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Movement Toward Global Harmonization with Standardized Laboratory Test Methods
Donald Gilliland, Abbott Nutrition, Abbott Park, Illinois
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APEC Laboratory Capacity Building Activities
Janie Dubois, Joint Institute of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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Global Food Safety Capacity Building Partnership
Authored by: Brian Bedard, The World Bank, Washington, District of Columbia
Presented By: Artavazd Hakobyan, The World Bank, Washington, DC
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Closing Remarks
Jianghong Meng, Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN), University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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Next Symposium
Robert Edwards, Food and Environmental Research Agency (Fera), Sand Hutton, York, United Kingdom
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