Workshop on GMOs in global perspective - safety assessment and traceability

May 16, 2013, organized by RIKILT Wageningen UR
and the SELAMAT Network

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The workshop was attended by around 80 people from 19 countries. Send an email to Piet Stouten for more information about this workshop.

Venue: Conference centre HofvanWageningen,

Wageningen, the Netherlands


Theme: Detection and traceability of GMOs

Chair: Mr. Bart Crijns M.Sc. (Ministry of Economic Affairs)

09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and introduction of the programme Ir. Louise Veerbeek (Ministry of Economic Affairs) and Robert. F.M. van Gorcom, (RIKILT Wageningen UR, the Netherlands)
09:15 – 09:45 EUginius European GMO database Dr. Joachim Bendiek (BVL, Germany) and Dr. Theo Prins (RIKILT Wageningen UR, the Netherlands)
09:45 – 10:15 FAO activities in the field of GMOs Dr. Masami T. Takeuchi (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO))
10:15 – 10.35 Coffee break at the lounge (ground floor)
10:35 – 11.05 Multidetection of GMOs, including NGS approaches Dr. Jeroen van Dijk (RIKILT Wageningen UR, the Netherlands)
11:05– 11:35 GMO traceability activities in China Prof.dr. Dabing Zhang (School of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shanghai Jiao University, China)
11:35 – 12:05 Activities of the European Network of GMO Laboratories Dr. Joachim Kreysa (EURL - GMFF, Italy)
12:05 - 12:15 Short break
12:15 - 12:45 Discussion GMO detection and traceability
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch at the Wolfswaardzaal (ground floor)

Theme: Food/Feed safety assessment of GMOs

Chair: Ms. Ana Viloria, DVM (Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports)

13:45 – 14:15 OECD’s view on harmonisation in the field of GMO food/feed safety assessment Dr. Peter Kearns (OECD, France)
14:15 – 14:45 GMO food safety assessment in the US, including scientific developments Dr. James Lindsay (USDA, USA)
14:45 – 15:15 GMO food safety assessment in China, including scientific developments Prof.dr. Yufa Peng (Institute of Plant Protection, CAAS, Beijing, China)
15:15 – 15:35 Coffee break at the lounge (ground floor)
15:35 – 16:05 GMO food safety assessment in the European Union - Further distribution of this slide in part or as a whole needs to seek approval from EFSA Dr. Yi Liu (EFSA, Italy)
16:05 – 16:35 Food safety assessment of GMOs – scientific developments Dr. Esther Kok (RIKILT Wageningen UR, the Netherlands)
16:35 - 16:45 Short break
16:45 – 17:15 DiscussionFood/feed safety assessment and closing session