Friday, December 14, 2012

Codex Alimentarius CCMAS Special Session with MoniQA Conference

The 4th MoniQA International Conference themed "Food Safety under Global Pressure of Climate Change, Food Security and Economic Crises" will take place in Budapest, Hungary, 26 February - 1 March 2013. The Joint IAM/MoniQA workshop for delegates of Codex Alimentarius CCMAS will be included in the MoniQA Conference as a special session:

Wednesday 27 February 2013:
Session 4: Food Integrity – Authenticity, Labelling, Fraud, Screening for the Unexpected
Chairs: Markus Lipp, USP, USA, and Paul Finglas, IFR, United Kingdom

Thursday 28 February 2013:
Session 13: Challenges and Solutions for Representative Sampling
Chairs: Árpád Ambrus, National Food Safety Authority, Hungary, and Simone Braun, German Cancer Research Center DKFZ, Germany

Friday 1 March 2013
Session 15: Development of a global standard for validation of binary (qualitative) methods
Chair: Ray Shillito, Bayer CropScience, USA

Session 19: Method Validation – Standardisation – Verification: Best of IAM
Chairs: Richard Cantrill, AOCS, USA, and Franz Ulberth, IRMM- JRC, European Commission, Belgium

The full program is available here.

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Keynote Speakers 

  • Franz Fischler, former European Union's Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Austria: Impacts of Economic Crises on Food Markets and How to Make the Food Production Sector Sustainable.
  • Vish Prakash, Distinguished Scientist of CSIR - India, President ISNNAN, Indi: A Sustainable Nutrition Security through a Food Security for Health and Wellness in Developing Countries by Adaptable, Accessible and Affordable Food Technologies.
  • Eleonora Dupouy, Food Safety and Consumer Protection Officer  Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia, FAO, Hungary: Enhancing The Impact Of Agriculture On Food And Nutrition Security Under The Pressure Of Emerging Global Challenges.
  • Elke Anklam, Director Institute for Health and Consumer Protection, Joint Research Center, ISPRA, Italy: Emerging Food Safety Risks and Global Trade.
  • Frans Verstraete, DG SANCO, Brussles: Regulating For Emerging Food Safety Concerns As Regards Mycotoxins And Phytotoxins.
  • Antonio di Giulio, Acting Director Biotechnologies, Agriculture, Food, DG Research, European Commission, Belgium: Horizon 2020 – Future Research for a Safe, Secure and Nutritious Food Supply.


Pre-conference workshops are offered for free to registered conference participants
  • Horizon 2020 - Your Research Priorities on the European Research Agenda
  • Quality Assurance aspects of mycotoxin testing
  • Risk Communication (additional fee applies)
  • Demonstration training on food modelling tools for evaluation of the impact of microstructure on nutritional and sensory properties
  • Open debate on hot topics in food safety for the future
  • Young Scientist Forum

Travel Notes

Limited and exclusive, convenient and discounted travel and accommodation offers for conference participants are available at a first come first serve basis:
  • 15% discount on all flights with Austrian Airlines, the Official Conference Carrier. Use your eVoucher code you receive upon registration to the conference and book your flight at
  • Pre-book your discounted taxi transfer service from any of the airports/train stations in Budapest, Vienna or Bratislava to the conference hotel at
  • Room and breakfast at an unbeatable price at the 4* Conference Hotel Novotel Budapest Congress offers best convenience, free wifi, great comfort, and after conference shopping, fitness and relaxation opportunities with a modern shopping mall next to the hotel, the hotel’s own recreational amenities including an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility with the latest, modern equipment. Only a limited number of rooms have been blocked for this meeting until the end of 2012! Book now at a special discounted conference rate at

We hope to see you in Budapest, Hungary, 26 February - 1 March 2013.

Dr. Roland Ernest Poms and Dr. Sandor Tömösközi
On behalf of the Organising Committee

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