GFoRSS EVENTS HORIZON

To promote the generation and dissemination of knowledge and competencies related to food regulatory sciences

1ST GLOBAL FOOD REGULATORY SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM 2021

17 and 20-22 November 2021 | Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hybrid Format – in Person and Virtual

The Symposium will include several workshops that cover various areas of food regulatory scientific disciplines – i.e. disciplines that underpin food regulatory programs and decisions – in line with the objectives of GFoRSS to support knowledge dissemination and transfer, as well as, competency enhancement, in the various relevant disciplines, globally.

The Symposium is open to all stakeholders working in areas related to Food Regulatory Science and is free of charge for participants joining Virtually.

Participation in person, is managed through the registration system of the Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC).

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1st Global Food Regulatory Science Symposium 2021

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PAST GFoRSS EVENTS

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2ND RISK ASSESSMENT SYMPOSIUM FOR LATIN AMERICA AND
THE CARIBBEAN – LARAS 2021

October 14, 18, 19 and 25 – Virtual
This event is an initiative that seeks to contribute to strengthening risk analysis in the Latin American and Caribbean Region as an official approach to food safety, based on mutual trust, multidisciplinarity and cutting-edge science. We will also seek to encourage knowledge sharing and networking.

For more detailed information on the agenda and presenters,
you can access the event page LARAS 2021. 

CODEX COLLOQUIUM – 3 DAY EVENT BY INVITATION* ONLY

Enhancing Coordination and Impact of Codex Activities in the MENA Region – Taking Stock of Codex Technical Committees and Preparation for Upcoming Codex Committee and Commission (CAC44) Meetings

12 – 14 September, 2021 | Hybrid Format – in Person and Virtual

* Invitations Issued by a Country’s Codex Contact Point

Enhancing Food Safety Testing to Support the Free Flow of
Traded Food and Agri-food Products
8 July 2021 from 8:00 – 10:00 Québec Time (UT -4)
Virtual Workshop / Webinar – Zoom Platform

Workshop Introduction and Agenda: English | Français | العربية

WEBINAR REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Participation is free of charge. Up to 500 registrations can be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Once registered, you will receive a subsequent email confirmation containing the relevant information necessary to attend the virtual workshop.

Workshop Introduction and Context
Importance of Partnership Capacity Building Initiatives Targeting Food and Feed Laboratory Testing

 

Prof. Samuel Godefroy, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

 

USDA – Introductory Remarks

 

Ms. Mary Ensch, United Stated Department of Agriculture

 

 

Afican Union – Introductory Remarks

 

Dr. Amare Ayalew, Afican Union

 

Waters Corporation – Introductory Remarks

 

Dr. Timothy Jenkins, Global Food Markets, Waters Corporation

 

AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Section – Introductory Remarks

 

Dr. Owen Fraser, AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Section

 

Land O’Lakes – Introductory Remarks

 

Ms. Martha Byanyima, Land O’Lakes

Keynote Presentation
Food laboratory capacity building needs and imperatives of method standardization in the African continent

 

Dr. Owen Fraser, President, AOAC Sub-Saharan Africa Section

Keynote Presentation
Implementing standardized pesticide analytical methods for food control

 

Professor Kaushik Banerjee, Principal Scientist, National Reference Laboratory, ICAR, India (Former President AOAC India Section)

Rapid Methodologies for Mycotoxin Analysis and Control
22 June 2021 | Virtual Workshop / Webinar – Zoom Platform

Workshop Introduction and Agenda: English | Français | العربية

WEBINAR REGISTRATION → CLOSED
Participation is free of charge. Up to 500 registrations can be accommodated on a first come, first served basis. Once registered, you will receive a subsequent email confirmation containing the relevant information necessary to attend the virtual workshop.

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Introduction – Objectives of Session and Context
Positioning current efforts of food contaminants management and
importance of analytical methods

Englishالعربية

Prof. Samuel Godefroy, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

Introduction to Mycotoxin Testing Requirements and Methods Available for Rapid Screening

English

Dr. Carrie Maune, Vice President, Trilogy Laboratories, United States
(Largest US Mycotoxin testing laboratory in the US)

Mycotoxins – Rapid Testing Solutions

English

Kai Pumpa, Product Manager Mycotoxins, R-Biopharm AG, Germany
James Szimeth, Director – Middle East and Africa, R-Biopharm AG, Germany


21-25 February 2021
Dubai World Trade Centre

PANEL DISCUSSION
Shaping a Path Forward for Harmonization of Food Regulatory Requirements in the Arab Region – Leveraging International Experiences 
24 February, 2021 from 9:30 – 11:30 Dubai Time
Introduction and Agenda       Panel Members, including brief biographies

Panel 1
Recent Efforts and Achievements in Arab Food Regulatory Enhancement
and Coordination

Proposed Arab approach for food standards development

Eng. Mariam Eid, Head, Food Processing Industries Department,
Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanon & Vice-Chair Codex Alimentarius Commission

Panel 1
Recent Efforts and Achievements in Arab Food Regulatory Enhancement
and Coordination

Vision for enhanced codex coordination in the Near East

Mr. Moussa Al-fiffi, Coordinator for the Codex Coordinating Committee for the Near East, Executive Director Western Region, Saudi Food and Drug Authority

Panel 2
Building Food Regulatory Measures Leveraging International Standards

Harmonization of food regulatory measures & coordination
with regional and international bodies

Nadia Mohammed Abbas, Director, Food Risk Assessment and
Dr. Fadi Alnatur, Expert Food Risk Assessment
AbuDhabi Agriculture and Food Safety Authority, United Arab Emirates

Panel 3
Learning from International Experiences towards enhanced coordination
and collaboration at the Regional Level
 

Current efforts of coordination and Collaboration between
Codex Regional Committees – fostering 
collaboration
and enhanced reliance on Codex standards

Mr. Kenneth Lowery, Codex USA, Coordinator for North America