Presentation at the IMEKOFOODS Conference

EuroFIR AISBL’s presentation at the 1st IMEKOFOODS Conference 

The 1st IMEKOFOODS conference, entitled “Metrology Promoting Objective and Measurable Food Quality and Safety” took place in Rome (Italy) on 12-15th October 2014. It was organised by ENEA – the Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development – with the Technical Committee 23 “Metrology in Food and Nutrition” of the International Measurement Confederation.

The scope of the Conference was to promote the discussion, the scientific debate and the encounter between the different realities that revolve around the “world of measures”, promoting the harmonization and integration and addressing the “world of research” to the emerging needs of the civil society and the productive sectors. Topics covered by the programme were tools for Food Metrology (e.g. metrological traceability, measurement uncertainty, reference materials, new methods and devices and method validation) and Emerging Fields of Metrology in Food and Nutrition (e.g. authenticity and traceability of raw materials and products, sensory analysis and organoleptic properties, nanotechnologies and nanoparticles, chemometrics, food composition databases and exposure predictive models). A specific session dedicated to metrology for food composition was organized in which EuroFIR achievements on Harmonised European food composition data utilizing standards and best practice were presented. For more information on the programme see the website of the IMEKOFOODS conference 2014.

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Authors: Susanne Westenbrink1, Mark Roe2, Heikki Pakkala3, Barbara Koroušić Seljak4, Paul Finglas2.

1) National Institute for Public Health and the Environment – the Netherlands

2) Institute of Food Research – United Kindgom

3) National Institute for Health and Welfare – Finland

4) Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia

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