FEED SAFETY International Conference 2009

Feed safety platform

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It is our pleasure to invite you to the 3rd International FEED SAFETY Conference which will be held on 6-7 October, 2009 in Wageningen, The Netherlands.

The conference location is:

Hof van Wageningen (former WICC)

Lawickse Allee 9
6701 AN Wageningen
Phone +31 (0) 317 490 133
Fax +31 (0) 317 426 243

Hof van Wageningen is located at approx. one hour drive from Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam.

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Background and Objectives


During the past decade, due to the BSE and dioxin crises and other feed related incidents, the crucial role of feed safety in food safety has become more and more apparent. This has led to enforcement of regulations, increased activities of the feed sector to safeguard feed safety, establishment of risk assessment systems and international cooperation to improve detection capabilities. The 3rd International FEED SAFETY Conference is organized to present the state of the art and to discuss future challenges.

The conference is organized in the framework of the EC supported project « Detection of presence of species-specific processed animal proteins in animal feed » (SAFEED-PAP). The conference is organized in collaboration with the COST action Feed for Health  (FA 0802), Working group 2 – Feed Safety and Working group 3 – Feed Supply.

Former FEED SAFETY conferences were organized in Namur, Belgium in 2004 and 2007.


The following topics will be covered:

  • Recent advances in feed analysis
  • Legislative framework
  • Impact of feed on food safety
  • Traceability
  • Role of the Community Reference Laboratories
  • Risk assessment
  • In silico applications in feed safety
  • Future challenges in feed safety

The scientific program will address areas such as processed animal proteins, organic contaminants (dioxins, PCB’s, PAH’s, pesticides), heavy metals, mycotoxins, plant toxins, veterinary drugs, feed additives, banned substances and GMO’s.

Results of recent international RTD projects (e.g. funded by the European Commission in FP6 and FP7) will be presented

Keynote presentations

« Recent developments in European legislation regarding feed safety issues with particular focus on undesirable substances », by Frans Verstraete, European Commission, DG for Health and Consumers, Brussels.

« Risk assessment of contaminants in the food chain », by Prof. dr. Johanna Fink-Gremmels, Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Division of Veterinary Pharmacology, Pharmacy and Toxicology (NL); vice chair of the EFSA CONTAM panel.

« FEFAC’s feed safety action plan – development and implementation of the EFMC guide », by Dipl.-Ing. Agr. Alexander Döring, European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), Brussels.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title= »Scientific committee » tab_id= »1392735981655-3-9″][vc_column_text]

Scientific committee

Dr. Vincent Baeten
CRA-W – Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, Gembloux, Belgium

Dr. Pierre Dardenne
CRA-W – Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, Gembloux, Belgium

Dipl.-Ing. Agr. Alexander Döring
FEFAC, Brussels, Belgium

Prof. Dr. Johanna Fink-Gremmels
Utrecht University, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dr. Christoph von Holst
European Commission, JRC, Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements (IRMM), Geel, Belgium

Dr. Jacob de Jong
RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen, The Netherlands (chair)

Jan Sten Jörgensen, M.Sc.
Danish Plant Directorate, Lyngby, Denmark

Dr. Dragan Momcilovic
Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Maryland, USA

Dr. Inge Paradies-Severin
Landwirtschaftliche Untersuchungs- und Forschungsanstalt (LUFA), Hameln, Germany

Dr. Leo van Raamsdonk
RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Frans Verstraete
European Commission, DG for Health and Consumers (DG SANCO), Brussels, Belgium

Steve Woodgate, B.Sc
European Fat Processors and Renderers Association (EFPRA), Brussels, Belgium

Dr. Luciano Pinotti
University of Milan  – Dept. of Veterinary Science and Technology for Food Safety (VSA), Milan , Italy[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title= »Organising Committee » tab_id= »1392736880407-4-4″][vc_column_text]

Organising Committee

Dr. Juan Antonio Fernández Pierna

CRA-W – Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, Gembloux, Belgium


Gea Booiman

Jeannette Leenders

Ria Meurs-Mugge

Dr. Leo van Raamsdonk

Piet Stouten, Chair

RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen, The Netherlands

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P1 Detection of bovine and ovine DNA in feedstuffs by real-time PCR (AbstractPoster)
N. Pegels , I. González , T. García , R. Martín
P2 Development, Evaluation, and Peer-Verification of a Rapid Real-Time PCR method for the Detection of animal material (AbstractPoster)
M.J. Myers, J.D. Washington, J.A. Mason, C.M. Deaver, D.E. Farrell , Tai Ha, E. Sespico, D. Falmlen, H.F. Yancy
P3 Development of a method for quantification of fishmeals in feed by real-time PCR
(AbstractPoster) M. Prado Rodríguez, O. Fumière, E. de Andrade Silva, G. Berben, A. Boix, C. von Holst
P4 A NIRM system running under accreditation ISO 17025 for the detection of processed by-products of animal origin (AbstractPoster)
O. Abbas, J.A. Fernández-Pierna, P. Dardenne, V. Baeten
P5 Development of a hyperspectral NIR imaging to detect animal species in compound feeds (AbstractPoster)
J.A. Fernández Pierna, P. Dardenne, V. Baeten
P6 MELISA-TEK™ Ruminant for detection of ruminant PAPs in non-ruminant PAPs
(AbstractPoster) J. Vaessen , R. Margry , A. van Doremalen , A. Kemmers-Vonken, M. Bremer
P7 Assessment of species-specific origin of protein constituents in feedingstuffs using a two-dimensional differential gel electrophoresis system (AbstractPoster)
N. Sacré, S. Mauro
P8 RIKILT feed safety research
L.W.D. van Raamsdonk, L.A.P. Hoogenboom , J. de Jong
P9 Generic analysis of different classes of feed contaminants using LC- high resolution Orbitrap -Mass Spectrometry (AbstractPoster))
P. Zomer, H. Mol
P10 Determination of the feed additive semduramicin at authorized level in poultry feedingstuffs: a tree analytical approach (AbstractPoster)
M.J. González de la Huebra, F. Serano, U. Vincent, C. Von Holst
P11 Development and validation of a confirmatory method for the analysis of avilamycin in animal feed (AbstractPoster)
I. Zwartjes, T. Zuidema, F. van Holthoon, J. de Jong
P12 Generic sample preparation for residues and contaminants in feed and food matrices (part 1) (AbstractPoster)
H. Mol, P. Plaza-Bolaños, P. Zomer, T. de Rijk, L. Stolker
P13 Generic sample preparation for residues and contaminants in feed and food matrices (part 2) (AbstractPoster) W. Tilburgs, H. Mol, A. Punt
P14 Development and optimization of a Gas Chromatography Mass spectroscopy method for the detection of chlorophenols in Feed (AbstractPoster)
M. Cesarina Abete, S. Squadrone, F. Fasano, S. Cannarsa
P15 An investigation into the possible natural occurrence of chloramphenicol in feed by using chIral liquid chromatographic separation (AbstractPoster)
L. Stolker, H. Eusman, T. Zuidema, J. de Jong
P16 Development of a method for the analysis of coccidiostats in animal feed according to Commission Directive 2009/8/EC (AbstractPoster)
T. Zuidema, E. Oosterink, W. Schutte, L. Stolker, J. de Jong
P17 Determination of Hydrocyanic acid in feedingstuffs by HPLC (AbstractPoster)
W.M.J. Beek, J. de Jong, A.H. Koot, J. Kiers
P18 PCB contamination of Swiss beef: results of a farm survey (AbstractPoster)
H.D. Hess, M. Geinoz, H. Bouillot
P19 Speciation of Arsenic species in feed and feed ingredients by HPLC-ICP-MS (AbstractPoster)
M. van der Lee, E. Wijma , H. Mol
P20 Pitfalls in the extraction of melamine from feed ingredients (AbstractPoster)
G. van der Weg, W. Traag, T. de Rijk, H. Mol
P21 Free sphingoid bases as biomarker for fumonisin consumption – Method development and serum concentrations in pigs (AbstractPoster)
H. Schwartz, W.-D. Moll, B. Grenier, I. Oswald, R. Krska, G. Schatzmayr
P22 The influence of Mycotoxin binders on the performance and validity of an LC-MSMS multi-mycotoxin method (AbstractPoster)
T. de Rijk, E. Boers, P. Zomer, H. Mol
P23 Monitoring of wheat for certain mycotoxins in Lithuania using an ELISA and an acoustic method (AbstractPoster)
G. Juodeikiene, L. Basinskiene, D. Vidmantiene, B. Bakutis, V. Baliukoniene, E. Bartkiene, M. Malakauskas
P24 The Analysis of Aflatoxins in Feed and Herbs with the Aid of Inline Immuno Affinity Cleanup (AbstractPoster)
T. de Rijk, J. Salamet, H. Kleijnen, G. v.d. Weg
P25 Radioactivity in feed in the Netherlands (AbstractPoster)
G.C. Krijger, J.T. Verbunt, C.G.M. Onstenk, J.M. Weseman, A. Vos van Avezathe
P26 Evaluation of chemometrical tools to identify ingredients in compound feeds by NIR microscopy: SVM vs KNN (AbstractPoster)
A. Soldado, V. Fernández-Ibáñez, T. Fearn, E. Montañés, J.R. Quevedo, B. de la Roza-Delgado
P27 DNA based methods for control of feedingstuff quality (AbstractPoster)
J. Ovesna, J. Hodek, L. Pavlátová, L. Kucera, L. Leišová
P28 Evaluation of Natural alternatives for antibiotics (AbstractPoster)
I. Cabarkapa, J. Levic, S. Pavkov, B. Kokic, L. Šaric
P29 Upgraded Sunflower meal as the substitute for fish meal in poultry feeding (AbstractPoster)
O. Ðuragic, S. Sredanovic, J. Levic, N. Džini c, D. Ivanov
P30 Protective effect of caprylic acid and triacylglycerols of caprylic and capric acid in rabbits receiving feed contaminated with Escherichia coli O128 (AbstractPoster)
E. Skrivanová, Z. Molatová, V. Skrivanová, M. Marounek
P31 The effects of vitamin E and selenium supplementation in diets on broiler chicken growth performance and meat quality (AbstractPoster)
A. Mieželiene, G. Alencikiene, R. Gružauskas, A. Semaškaite, V. Šašyte, A. Stupeliene
P32 Current and Future Research Projects dealing with Chemical Contaminant Transfer from Feed to Food (AbstractPoster)
N. Waegeneers , L. Pussemier
P33 European system for identification of emerging mycotoxins in the feed and food wheat supply chain (AbstractPoster)
H.J. van der Fels-Klerx, C.J.H. Booij
P34 Predictive modeling of deoxynivalenol content in Dutch winter wheat (AbstractPoster)
E. Franz, C.J.H. Booij, H.J. van der Fels-Klerx
P35 Heavy metal distribution in Food Chain in Vojvodina Province : Soil, Cattle Feed and Milk (AbstractPoster)
J. Petrovic, Ž. Mihaljev, M. Cuvardic
P36 Season and Choice-Feeding Affecting Performance and Milk Composition of Low or High Yielding Cow (AbstractPoster)
M. Boga, M. Gorgulu, H. Rustu Kutlu
P37 Effect of diet supplementation with ground herbs on performance of broiler chickens (AbstractPoster)
J. Levic, R. Colovic, S. Sredanovic, S. Pavkov, L. Kostadinovic
P38 Contribution to the FP7-CON FF IDENCE project of near infrared hyperspectral imaging: detection of contaminants (AbstractPoster)
P. Vermeulen, J.A. Fernández-Pierna, P. Dardenne, V. Baeten
P39 Visual inspection as part of Feedsafety research: the case of ragwort (AbstractPoster)
L.W.D. van Raamsdonk, M. Uiterwijk, S.M. van Ruth
P40 Dutch Survey on the occurence of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in animal forage (AbstractPoster)
P.P.J. Mulder, B. Beumer, E. Oosterink, J. de Jong
P41 Ambrosia artemisiifolia seeds in bird feed (AbstractPoster)
G. Frick
P42 Quantification and confirmation of antibiotics in feed at trace levels by using LC-MS/MS (AbstractPoster)
T. Zuidema, L. Stolker, J. de Jong

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6 October PM, session 1: Setting the scene

Chair: Dr. J. de Jong, RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety , Wageningen UR, NL


Welcome address
Dr. A.A. Dijkhuizen, chairman of the Executive board of Wageningen UR, NL

L1-1: Risk assessment of contaminants in the food chain (AbstractLecture)
Prof. Dr. J. Fink-Gremmels, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University , NL

L1-2: Recent developments in European legislation regarding feed safety issues with particular focus on undesirable substances (AbstractLecture)
F. Verstraete, European Commission, DG SANCO, BE

L1-3: FEFAC’s feed safety action plan – development and implementation of the EFMC guide (AbstractLecture)
Ir. A. Döring, European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), BE

10.40 – 11.10: Coffee break

L1-4: Opportunities for European Research on Feed Safety (AbstractLecture)
Dr. A. di Giulio, European Commission, DG RESEARCH, BE

L1-5: Challenge the incidents
R. Herbes, DVM LLM, Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NL (Lecture)

L1-6: Feed safety on a global scale (AbstractLecture)
Dr. A. Wennberg, FAO, Nutrition and Consumer Protection, IT

12.45 – 14.15: Lunch and poster session

6 October PM, session 2: Processed animal proteins

Chair: Dr. V. Baeten, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, BE


L2-1: EFSA TSE/BSE risk assessments and uncertainties, including GBR and MBM (AbstractLecture)
Dr. E. Vanopdenbosch, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Centre, BE

L2-2: Introduction to the SAFEED-PAP project (AbstractLecture)
Dr. J. A. Fernandez Pierna, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, BE

L2-3: Last PCR developments for the species specific detection of MBM in feed, transferability and single particle analysis (AbstractLecture)
Dr. G. Berben, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, BE

L2-4: Improved protein extraction methods for immunological detection of PAP in feed. (AbstractLecture)
Dr. M. Karanam, Veterinary Laboratory Agency , UK

15.50 -16.20: Co ffee break

L2-5: Bone barcodes? Identification of animal origin of feed and archaeological bone particles using soft-ionization mass spectrometry (AbstractLecture)
Prof. Dr. M. Collins, York University , UK

L2-6: NIRM method: Identification of markers and transferability (AbstractLecture)
Dr. A. Boix, EC-JRC-IRMM, BE

L2-7: New developments in classical microscopy; what can be expected for the official control? (AbstractLecture)
Dr. L. van Raamsdonk, RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety , Wageningen UR, NL

L2-8: SAFEED-PAP outputs and perspectives (AbstractLecture)
Dr. V. Baeten, Walloon Agricultural Research Centre, BE

18.00 – 19.30: drinks and poster session ( room ‘Dorskamp’)

19.30: conference dinner (room ‘Terraszaal’)

7 October AM, session 3: Contaminants and feed additives

(Parallel session A)

Chair: Dr. U. Vincent , EC-JRC-IRMM, BE


L3-1: EFSA’s risk assessment of undesirable substances in animal feed and its implication for animal and human health: Cross-contamination by coccidiostats for non-target animal species and human health (AbstractLecture)
Dr. J.L. Dorne, EFSA, Scientific secretariat CONTAM panel, IT

L3-2: Rapid methods for feed safety – the CONffIDENCE project (AbstractLecture)
Dr. J. de Jong, RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety , Wageningen UR, NL

L3-3: Heavy metal speciation: why and how? (AbstractLecture)
Dr. R.V. Hedegaard, National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark

10.30 – 10.00: C offee break

L3-4: Methods for cross-contamination of coccidiostats from target feed to non-target feed (AbstractLecture)
Dr. U. Vincent, EC-JRC-IRMM, BE

L3-5: FEFANA approach on “Mycotoxin adsorbents and/or denaturants” opening of a new functionality (AbstractLecture)
Dr. D. Jans, FEFANA, BE

L3-6: An alytical aspects of mycotoxin binders (AbstractLecture)
Dr. J. Stroka, EC-JRC-IRMM, BE

12.30 – 14.00:Lunch and poster session

7 October AM, session 4: Feed Safety in the feed supply chain

(Parallel session B; Feed for Health)

Chair: Prof. Dr. D. Pérez Marín, University of Cordoba, SP


L4-1: Feed safety and supply in the framework of COST Action FA0802 « Feed for health » (AbstractLecture)
Dr. L. Pinotti, University of Milan , IT

L4-2: I mpact of the world biofuel policy on the animal feed industry (AbstractLecture)
Dr. J. Saja, Spanish Association of Compound Feeds Producers (CESFAC), SP

L4-3: New regulations; chances or restrictions (AbstractLecture)
R. Bremmers, Regal B.V., NL

10.30 – 11.00: Co ffee break

L4-4: Chain modelling for contaminants in feed: the cadmium case (AbstractLecture)
Dr. Ir. I. van der Fels-Klerx, RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety , Wageningen UR, NL

L4-5: Traceability in the feed chain (AbstractLecture)
Prof. Dr. A. Garrido, University of Cordoba , SP

L4-6: Processed Animal Proteins & Phosphorus: Safe and Sustainable resources (AbstractLecture)
Dr. M. Alm, EFPRA, BE

12.30 – 14.00:Lunch and poster session

7 October PM, session 5: New challenges in feed safety

Chair: Dr. J.S. Jörgensen, Danish Plant Directorate , Lingby, Denmark


L5-1: A lkaloids in feed and Food: an emerging risk? (AbstractLecture)
Dr. H.P. van Egmond, RIVM, NL

L5-2: The consequences of in feed medication with antibiotics on the occurrence of antimicrobial resistance of public health concern (AbstractLecture)
Prof. Dr. D. Mevius, Central Veterinary Institute, Wageningen UR , NL

L5-3: GMO’s: the search for unauthorised variants (AbstractLecture)
Dr. A. Holst-Jensen, National Veterinary Institute, Norway

15.30 – 16.00 : Co ffee break

L5-4 Nanotechnology in animal feeds: The approach of the legislators in the USA (AbstractLecture)
Dr. D. Momcilovic, FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine , USA

L5-5 Nanotechnology in animal feeds: The approach of the legislators the EU (AbstractLecture)
Dr. W. Trunk, European Commission, DG SANCO, BE

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Further information

RIKILT – Institute of Food Safety

Piet Stouten, Chair Organising Committee

Phone +31 (0) 317 480 429

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