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EuroFIR AISBL Food Forum Symposium

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Towards a food and health Research Infrastructure in Europe 

The symposium explored current status and plans for a proposed food and health research infrastructure in Europe around several on-going and EU funded projects, networks and more commercial platforms.

 

Welcome
Paul Finglas, EuroFIR AISBL, BE & Nancy Hoeymans (RIVM, NL)

EuroDISH recommendations for the proposed Food and Health Research Infrastructure in Europe – DOWNLOAD
Karen Zimmermann, Stichting DLO-WUR, NL

GloboDiet to support dietary surveillance and research on diet-related health, safety and societal challenges in Europe – DOWNLOAD

Nadia Slimani, International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), FR

Exposure modelling at the international level –DOWNLOAD
Jacob van Klaveren, National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), NL

HighTech Europe
Kerstin Lienemann, DIL Brussels, BE

Personalised nutrition – DOWNLOAD
Jo Goossens, shiftN, BE

 PREventive Care Infrastructure based On Ubiquitous Sensing – DOWNLOAD
Edward Mutafunwga, AALTO, FI

12.00-12.25 OPEN Platform in clinical and health studies – DOWNLOAD
Barbara Koroušić Seljak, JSI SI

12.25-12.50 Integrating an interoperable and customisable text mining platform for food and health research infrastructure – DOWNLOAD
Sophia Ananiadou, University of Manchester, UK

 

 

Food Composition and Exposure Assessment: Programme

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Monday, 23rd March 2015

10.30-11.30 Food composition data (overview): relevance for nutrients and health theme
Paul Hulshof (WU, NL)

11.30-12.30 Total diet studies (overview): exposure assessment from potential harmful constituents
Jean-Luc Volatier (ANSES, FR)

13.30-15.00 Priorities population, substances: overview TDS (including exercise)
Jean-Luc Volatier (ANSES, FR)

15.30-16.30 Selection of foods: Overview TDS
Aida Turrini (CRA-Nut, IT)

16.30-17.30 Selection of foods: Overview Food Composition
Susanne Westenbrink (RIVM, NL)

Tuesday, 24th March 2015

09.00-12.30 Food coding: LanguaL and FoodEx
Jayne Ireland (Danish Food Information, DK)

13.30-14.30 Sources of information for food composition
Paul Hulshof (WU, NL)

14.30-15.30 Analytical measurements: what’s behind the numbers
Stefan Voorspoels (VITO, BE)

16.00-17.00 Choice of analytical methods and evaluation and Review of methods of analysis
Paul Hulshof (WU, NL)

Wednesday, 25th March 2015

09.30-10.30 Quality control (framework/ auditing/ SOPS)
Mark Roe (IFR, UK) and Isabel Castanheira (INSA, PT)

11.00-12.00 Current needs and future directions for TDS Studies in Europe
Paul Finglas (IFR, UK)

13.30-17.00 Food databases: FoodCase-Risk Introduction (schedule below)
Karl Presser (ETHZ, CH)

13:30-13:45 Welcome and aims

13:45-14:15 Theory 1a: Concepts of FoodCASE TDS

14:15-14:30 Theory 1b:  Setup FoodCASE

14:30-15:00 Practical 1a (including coffee break): Searching TDS data

15:00-15:30 Practical 1b (including coffee break): Entering TDS data

15:30-16:00 Practical 2a: Comparing TDS data

16:00-16:30 Practical 2b: Importing and exporting TDS data

16:30-17.00 Discussion and feedback, and close

Practical exercises during the workshop:

  • 23/03/2015 – 13.30-15.00 Priorities population, substances: overview TDS (including exercise)
  • 24/03/2015 – 09.00-12.30 Food coding: LanguaL and FoodEx
  • 25/03/2015 – 13.30-17.00 Food databases: FoodCase-Risk Introduction

Food Chemistry Special Issue: 9th IFDC

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Special Issue: 9th International Food Data Conference:

Food Composition and Sustainable Diets

Volume 140 issue 3, 1 October 2013

 

Preface:

The 9th International Food Data Conference: A summary (FOCH 13466 PDF 160KB)

B. BENELAM, J. BUTTRISS & P.M. FINGLAS (United Kingdom)

 

Papers:

Sustainable diets: Harnessing the nutrition agenda (FOCH 13632 PDF 944KB)

J. BUTTRISS & H. RILEY (UK)

FAO/INFOODS food composition database for biodiversity  (FOCH 13000 PDF 306KB)

U. RUTH CHARRONDI.RE, B. STADLMAYR, D. RITTENSCHOBER, B. MOUILLE, E. NILSSON, E. MEDHAMMAR, T. OLANGO, S. EISENWAGEN, D. PERSIJN, K. EBANKS, V. NOWAK, J. DU & B. BURLINGAME (Italy)

Health benefits of seafood; Is it just the fatty acids? (FOCH 13580 PDF 388KB)

E.K. LUND (UK)

Assessing caffeine intake in the United Kingdom diet (FOCH 12919 PDF 183KB)

E. FITT, D. PELL & D. COLE (UK)

Trans fatty acids in a range of UK processed foods (FOCH 13018 PDF 439KB)

M. ROE, H. PINCHEN, S. CHURCH, S. ELAHI, M. WALKER, M. FARRON-WILSON, J. BUTTRISS & P. FINGLAS (UK)

The influence of latitude on the concentration of vitamin D3 and 25-hydroxy-vitamin D3 in Australian red meat (FOCH 13173 PDF 224KB)

J. LIU, H. GREENFIELD, N. STROBEL & D.R. FRASER (Australia)

Application of ethnic food composition data for understanding the diet and nutrition of South Asians in the UK (FOCH 13175 PDF 271KB)

S. KHOKHAR, F. ASHKANANI, S.D. GARDU.O-DIAZ & W. HUSAIN (UK)

Development of a regional food composition table for West Africa (FOCH 13187 PDF 246KB)

B. STADLMAYR, U.R. CHARRONDI.RE & B. BURLINGAME (Italy)

Food composition activities in South Africa (FOCH 13238 PDF 377KB)

P. WOLMARANS, J. CHETTY & N. DANSTER-CHRISTIANS (South Africa)

Progress with a global branded food composition database (FOCH 13239 PDF 176KB)

THE FOOD MONITORING GROUP

The nutrient composition of three cuts obtained from P-class South African pork carcasses (FOCH 13240 PDF 235KB)

S.M. VAN HEERDEN & M.F. SMITH (South Africa)

Nutritional composition of minor indigenous fruits: Cheapest nutritional source for the rural people of Bangladesh (FOCH 13378 PDF 204KB)

MD. TARIQUL ISLAM SHAJIB (Bangladesh, Denmark), M. KAWSER, MD. NURUDDIN MIAH, P. BEGUM, L. BHATTACHARJEE, A. HOSSAIN (Bangladesh), I.S. FOMSGAARD (Denmark) & S.N. ISLAM (Bangladesh)

Pacific Tracker 2 – Expert System (PacTrac2-ES) behavioural assessment and intervention tool for the Pacific Kids DASH for Health (PacDASH) study (FOCH 13390 PDF 405KB)

R. NOVOTNY, C. NIGG, K. MCGLONE, G. RENDA, N. JUNG, M. MATSUNAGA & N. KARANJA (USA)

Variability in the contents of pork meat nutrients and how it may affect food composition databases (FOCH 13428 PDF 187KB)

M. REIG, M.-C. ARISTOY & F. TOLDR. (Spain)

A review of composition studies of Cameroon traditional dishes: Macronutrients and minerals (FOCH 13528 PDF 225KB)

C.P. KOUEBOU, M. ACHU, S. NZALI, M. CHELEA, J. BONGLAISIN, A. KAMDA, P. DJIELE, G. YADANG, R. PONKA, G. NGOH NEWILAH, G. NKOUAM, C. TEUGWA & M.M. KANA SOP (Cameroon)

The Slovenian food composition database (FOCH 13530 PDF 776KB)

M. KOROŠEC, T. GOLOB, J. BERTONCELJ, V. STIBILJ & B.K. SELJAK (Slovenia)

Comparative studies on the antioxidant properties and polyphenolic content of wine from different growing regions and vintages, a pilot study to investigate chemical markers for climate change (FOCH 13531 PDF 258KB)

K. STOCKHAM, A. SHEARD, R. PAIMIN, S. BUDDHADASA, S. DUONG, J.D. ORBELL & T. MURDOCH (Australia)

Nutrients and bioactive compounds of Thai indigenous fruits (FOCH 13604 PDF 189KB)

K. JUDPRASONG, S. CHAROENKIATKUL, P. THIYAJAI & M. SUKPRASANSAP (Thailand)

Capacity building in food composition for Africa (FOCH 13631 PDF 178KB)

H.C. SCH.NFELDT & N. HALL (South Africa)

Effect of different maize meal diets on growth and vitamin A: case-study on chickens (FOCH 12764 PDF 271KB)

B. PRETORIUS & H.C. SCH.NFELDT (South Africa)

Voluntary food fortification with folic acid in Spain: Predicted contribution to childrens dietary intakes as assessed with new food folate composition data (FOCH 13641 PDF 570KB)

M.L. SAMANIEGO-VAESKEN, E. ALONSO-APERTE & G. VARELA-MOREIRAS (Spain)

The new on-line Czech Food Composition Database (FOCH 13644 PDF 1.2MB)

M. MACHACKOVA, M. HOLASOVA & E. MASKOVA & THINLINE INTERACTIVE S.R.O. (Czech Republic)

Data collection and assessment of commonly consumed foods and recipes in six geo-political zones in Nigeria: Important for the development of a National Food Composition Database and Dietary Assessment (FOCH 13651 PDF 773KB)

H.N. ENE-OBONG, R.A. SANUSI, E.A. UDENTA, I.O. WILLIAMS, K.M. ANIGO, E.C. CHIBUZO, H.M. ALIYU, O.O. EKPE & G.I. DAVIDSON (Nigeria)

Application of Choices criteria in Brazil: Impact on nutrient intake and adequacy of food products in relation to compounds associated to the risk of non-transmissible chronic diseases (FOCH 13704 PDF 287KB)

E.W. DE MENEZES, T.D.V.C. LOPES, E.R. MAZZINI, M.C.T. DAN, C. GODOY & E.B. GIUNTINI (Brazil)

Food composition databases for effective quality nutritional care (FOCH 13735 PDF 1.2MB)

B. KOROUŠICÅL SELJAK, V. STIBILJ, L. POGRAJC, N.F. MIS & E. BENEDIK (Slovenia)

Dietary fibre: Challenges in production and use of food composition data (FOCH 13071 PDF 325KB)

S. WESTENBRINK, K. BRUNT (The Netherlands) & J.-W. VAN DER KAMP (The Netherlands, Finland)

Evaluation of methods of analysis for dietary fibre using real foods and model foods (FOCH 12994 PDF 266KB)

K. ENGLYST, M. QUIGLEY, H. ENGLYST, B. PARMAR, A. DAMANT, S. ELAHI & P. LAWRANCE (UK)

Improvement of the AOAC 2009.01 total dietary fibre method for bread and other high starch containing matrices (FOCH 13310 PDF 496KB)

K. BRUNT & P. SANDERS (The Netherlands)

Codex dietary fibre definition – Justification for inclusion of carbohydrates from 3 to 9 degrees of polymerisation (FOCH 13752 PDF 211KB)

E.W. DE MENEZES, E.B. GIUNTINI, M.C.T. DAN, F.A.H. SARD. & F.M. LAJOLO (Brazil)

Dietary fibre fractions in cereal foods measured by a new integrated AOAC method (FOCH 13071 PDF 325KB)

J. HOLLMANN, H. THEMEIER, U. NEESE & M.G. LINDHAUER (Germany)

Biogenic amines content as a measure of the quality of wines of Abruzzo (Italy) (FOCH 13533 PDF 572KB)

M. MARTUSCELLI, G. ARFELLI, A.C. MANETTA & G. SUZZI (Italy)

Laboratory performance on analysis of mandatory nutrients and preparation of nutrition labelling (FOCH 13470 PDF 589KB)

K. JUDPRASONG, P. PUWASTIEN, J. BOONPOR & N. PINPRAPAI (Thailand)

Total nitrogen vs. amino-acid profile as indicator of protein content of beef (FOCH 12997 PDF 222KB)

N.G. HALL & H.C. SCH.NFELDT (South Africa)

Oral presentations from the 9th IFDC

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Opening ceremony

Dr. Barbara Burlingame
Greenfield Southgate Lecture: Saving the Planet: sustainable diets, biodiversity and food composition (PDF – 7.5MB)

Keynote addresses

Prof. Judith Buttriss
Sustainable diets: harnessing the nutrition agenda (PDF-xxMB)

Dr. Paul Burrows
Responding to the food security challenge: The Global Food Security programme (PDF-16MB)

Session 1

Dr. Elizabeth Lund
Health benefits of fish; is it just the fatty acids? (PDF – 3.4MB)

Dr. Ronald Calitri
Changes in consumption of native biodiversity in Brazil from 2002-3 to 2008-9: health, income, geographic diversity or markets? (PDF – 140 KB)

Prof. Nicola Lamaddalena
Contribution of Mediterranan food consumption patterns to sustainable natural resources managment (PDF – 3MB)

Dr. T. Longvah
Nutritient biodiversity in rice and its health implications (not available as download)

Mr Florent Vieux
Food consumption and greenhouse gas emissions: changing food consumption patterns or consuming less? (PDF – 720KB)

Session 2

Dr. Julian Cooper
A Case Study in Sustainability (PDF – 4MB)

Dr. Ruth Charrondiere
The FAO/INFOODS Compositional Database on Food Biodiversity for Sustainable Diets (PDF – 1,4MB)

Prof. Umma Khair Salma Khanam
Morphological properties and bioactive constituents of amaranth, Amaranthus tricolor L. (PDF – 8MB)

Md. Tariqul Islam Shajib
Nutritional composition of Minor indigenous fruits: cheapest nutritional sources in therural people of Bangladesh (PDF – 6.5MB)

Ms. Katherine Stockham
Comparative studies on the antioxidant properties and bioactive content of wine from different growing regions and vintages (PDF – 730KB)

Dr. Christiant Kouebou
CAFOODS activities and prospects (PDF – 6MB)

Session 3

Prof. Fidel Toldra
Variability in the contents of meat nutrients and how it may affect food composition databases (PDF – 2MB)

Ms. Joanne Holden
USDA Progress in monitoring levels of added sodium in processed and prepared foods (PDF – xxMB)

Ms. Emily Fitt
A preliminary estimate of caffeine intake in UK adults following addition to the National Diet and Nutrition Survey food composition database (PDF – 1MB)

Ms. Rebecca Goldsmith
Nutrient content labelling, Many years of challenges, dilemmas and successes (PDF – 5.5MB)

Mr. Gregoire Thonier
Comparative environmental assessment of the consumption patterns of a consumer of organic products and an average French consumer (PDF – 590KB)

Prof. Barbara Korousic Seljak
Food composition databases for effective quality nutritional care (PDF – 820KB)

Session 4

Dr. Santosh Khokhar
Application of ethnic food composition data for understanding the diet and health of South Asians in the UK (PDF – 10MB)

Dr. Mary Nicolaou
Food consumption among migrant groups in the Netherlands: the HELIUS dietary patterns study (PDF – 350KB)

Prof. Gregorio Varela-Moreiras
Fortified foods availability and consumption in recent years in spain. Contribution to the adherence to the traditional Mediterranean Diet (PDF – xxMB)

Prof. Filippo D’Antuono
Variability of glucosinolates and phenolics in local kale populations from Turkey, Italy and Portugal (PDF – 6.2MB)

Dr. Helena Soares-Costa
New nutritional data on selected traditional foods from Black Sea area countries (PDF – 11.1MB)

Session 5

Angela Dolgikh
The role of micro-organisms and their metabolites in determining functional properties of traditional foods (PDF – xxMB)

Mrs. Lydia Rublang-Yalambing
Aibika (abelmoschus, manihot L.) a commonly consumed green leafy vegetable in Papua New Guinea: Biodiversity and its effect on micronutrients (not available as download)

Session 6

Ms. Julie Gauvreau
Assessment of the potential impact of the nutritional commitments of food operators on French nutrient intakes (PDF – 310KB)

Prof. Maria Glibetic
Development of regional Food Composition Database (FCDB) for West Balkan countries (PDF – 6MB)

Dr. Paolo Colombani
FoodCASE: A standardised Food Composition And Sytem Environment for Europe and beyond (PDF – 5MB)

Dr. Rachel Novotny
PacificTracker2 – Expert System (PacTrac2-ES) behavioral assessment and intervention tool (PDF – 2MB)

Mr. Antoni Colom
Apomediation: aligning objectives from health professionals, food chain companies and target consumers (PDF – 1.4MB)

Mrs. Simone Bell
RFID from Farm to Fork: traceability along the complete food chain (PDF – 4,6MB)

Session 7

Dr. Cornelia Witthoft
Food composition data for folates – more than two decades of challenges (PDF – 3.2MB)

Dr. Ulrich Schlemmer
Significance of phytate in human nutrition, methods of phytic acid/phytate determination and contents of phytic acid and other inositol phospates in foods (PDF – xxMB)

Prof. Heather Greenfield
Vitamin D content of Austrailian red meat (not available as download)

Mrs Nicolette Hall
Nitrogen vs. amino-acid profile as indicator of protein content in South African beef (PDF – 3.5MB)

Dr. Prapasri Puwastien
Achievements and future plan on development of good quality food analysis laboratory among ASEANFOODS (PDF – 4MB)

Dr. Klaus Englyst
Evaluation of methods for determination of carbohydrate constituents in real foods and in model foods with added dietary fibre (not available as download)

Session 8

Mr. Jan Willem van der Kamp
The new fibre definition – Understanding and predicting changes in fibre levels for cereal products (PDF – 330KB)

Mr Roger Wood
Analytical requirements of the Codex definition of dietary fibre and the need for a decision tree approach (not availble as download)

Elizabete Wenzel Menezes
Codex dietary fibre definition – Justification for inclusion of carbohdrate from 3 to 9 monomeric units (PDF – 1MB)

Dr Juergen Hollmann
Quanitification of dietary fibre in cereal based food. Challenges by new fibre definitions, new methods and nutrient database management (not available as download)

Dr. Kommer Brunt
Dietary fibre levels in bread according to AOAC 985.29 and AOAC 2009.01 method. First results. (PDF – 800 KB)

Mrs Susanne Westenbrink
Dietary Fibre – A food composition database manager’s view (PDF – 2MB)

Session 9

Dr. Phil Johnson
Credible information about food allergens and allergies for food allergen management: the InformAll database (PDF – 1.6MB)

Ms. Elizabeth Dunford
The development of a global branded food composition database to monitor product reformulation by food companies (PDF – 2.5MB)

Dr. Elizabete Wenzel Menezes
Brazilian database of compounds related to non transmissible chronic diseases: adequacy of food groups according to Choice Program (PDF – 10MB)

Mrs. Marie Machackova
The new on-line Czech food composition database (PDF – 1MB)

Session 10

Dr Yoonna Lee
Recipe database development for BNI (Business and Industry) dishes for processing of dietary intake data of KNHANES (PDF – 3MB)

Prof. Barbara Korousic Seljak
The Slovenian Food Composition Database (PDF – 2.5MB)

Dr. Sze Pui Cheryl Mak
Construction of the Hong Kong food composition database (PDF – 7MB)

Dr. Petronella Wolmarans
Food composition activites in South Africa (PDF – 3MB)

Dr. Pia Knuthsen
Current developments of analytical projects re nutrients related to the Danish Food Composition Databank (not available for download)

Session 11

Prof. Heather Greenfield
A reappraisal of the nutrient composition of Australian chicken meat (not available as download)

Dr. Pamela Pehrsson
Sampling foods in at-risk subpopulations in the U.S. (PDF – 1.2MB)

Ms. Katja Stang
A method to determine nutrient retention factors (not available as download)

Mr. Mark Roe
Nutrient analysis of a range of UK processed foods with particular reference to trans fatty acids (PDF – 260KB)

Session 12

Mr Paul Finglas
The EuroFIR Food Platform: Further integration, refinement and exploitation for its long-term self sustanability (EuroFIR Nexus) (PDF – 5.8MB)

Prof. Hettie Schonfeldt
Capacity building in food composition for Africa – Lessons learned as AFROFOODS coordinator 2001-2010 (PDF – 6.3MB)

Barbara Stadlmayr
West African food composition table (PDF – xxMB)

Prof. Henrietta Ene-Obong
Compiling food composition database for dietary assessment: the Nigerian experience using a SWOT analysis (PDF – 8MB)

Mrs. Adriana Blanco-Metzler
LATINFOODS: Current status, activities and challenges (PDF – 3MB)

9th IFDC posters

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Return to: Posters Document Repository

International Food Data Conferences are held every two years, with the 9th IFDC being held at Norwich in September 2011.  Poster contributors to the 9IFDC were asked to submit these in PDF format for publication online. The Conference posters currently available are listed below, with links to the poster PDF and to the Europe PubMed Central (CiteXplore, CTX) record that provides full bibliographic data.

The following posters are currently included in the EuroFIR Document Repository:

1 Biodiversity and sustainable diets
1_04 Compositional analysis in pigments and bioactive compounds in four Opuntia sp with red prickly pears     PDF (156 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6168
1_07 Potentials of wild and cultivated edible Pleurotus tuber-regium flour in meeting the protein and micronutrient needs of population groups in resource poor communities    PDF (433 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6169
1_08 Data on composition of Slovenian honey types    PDF (11.25 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6170
1_09 Increased saccharide contents in waxy bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grain    PDF (4.33 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6171
1_10 An exploration on greenhouse gas and ammonia production by edible insects    PDF (656 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6172
1_13 Influence of geographical conditions on carotenoid content of Portuguese cabbage    PDF (442 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6173
1_14 Black Sea area traditional foods as a new, valuable source of antioxidant polyphenols    PDF (644 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6174
1_15 Variation of sesquiterpene lactones and phenolics in chicory and endive germplasm    PDF (90 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6175
1_16 Fish and shellfish from sustainable fisheries are good sources of n-3 fatty acids    PDF (1.15 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6176
1_18 Italian garlic bulb (Allium sativum L.): Soil and cultivar influence on morphological and chemical parameters    PDF (3.49 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6177
2 Challenges for trade including labelling, health claims
2_01 Analysis of total individual polyphenols (TIP) for labelling functional content of commercial antioxidant fruit juices with health claims    PDF (135 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6178
2_03 Consumer inquiries on nutritional labeling and food advertising in Costa Rica    PDF (165 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6179
3 Food composition related policies, standards
3_01 Analytical survey of seafood consumed in the UK    PDF (706 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6180
3_05 Predicted contribution of folic acid voluntary fortification in Spain to children’s dietary intakes, as assessed with new food folate composition data    PDF (214 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6181
3_06 The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) Initiative on “Cardiovascular disease prevention through dietary salt reduction”    PDF (451 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6182
3_07 Nutritional analysis and characterisation of popular weight-loss diets in France    PDF (451 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6183
3_08 Survey on data of sodium in processed and prepared foods of Latin America    PDF (943 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6376
3_09 Effect of different maize meal diets on growth and vitamin A status    PDF (2.2 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6377
4 Database Management systems, quality
4_02 Evaluation of the analytical measurement uncertainty by two methods in food vitamin A and E determination    PDF (119 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6378
4_03 Adoption and adaptation – for enhancement of a local food and nutrient database    PDF (510 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6379
5 Delivering food composition data via emerging innovative tools
5_01 Using Google Analytics to measure visitor statistics on food composition websites    PDF (178 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6380
5_05 Use of the EuroFIR eSearch applying different criteria: some suggestions to improve its usability    PDF (644 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6381
6 Current activities on food composition at national and regional levels
6_01 Nutrient composition of pork – updated data for the Czech Database of Food Composition    PDF (114 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6382
6_02 ePlantLIBRA database: containing validated scientific information on Plant Food Supplement bioactive compounds    PDF (1.25 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6383
6_03 Food Composition Table of Nepalese diets: an initiative towards the food database    PDF (111 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6384
6_06 Food Databanks National Capability    PDF (484 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6385
6_08 Pilot study to develop a food composition database for a southern region of Ecuador    PDF (498 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6386
6_09 South Asian dietary patterns identified using ethnic food composition data    PDF (317 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6387
6_12 West African Food Composition Table    PDF (374 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6388
6_13 Estimation of South Asian food portion sizes for children    PDF (552 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6389
6_14 Validation of 24-hour recalls assisted by estimated records in British Asian children in Leeds    PDF (1.88 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6390
6_15 Ascorbic acid content in berries and red fruits: a contribution to produce quality data for food composition databases    PDF (623 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6391
6_16 Determination of total folate content in traditional foods from Black Sea Area countries    PDF (2.16 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6425
6_17 Proximate composition of plant origin traditional foods from Black Sea Area countries    PDF (2.09 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6431
6_18 Riboflavin content in selected traditional foods from Black Sea Area countries    PDF (1.89 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6517
6_19 Identification of phytochemical profiles to differentiate teas using fast HPLC with diode array and fluorescence detection    PDF (690 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6677
6_22 Formulating guidelines for developing yield factors for South African foods    PDF (3.93 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6528
6_28 Coefficients for conversion from volume to food gram weights for a dietary survey described in the USDA Food and Nutrient Database and New Zealand Food Composition Tables    PDF (4.16 MB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6535
7 New emerging technologies for analysis of nutrients
7_04 Isoflavones content of soybean derived foods available in major supermarket chains in Spain    PDF (424 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6676
7_05 Composition of nutritional starches in processed plantain    PDF (487 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6673
7_08 Analyses of vitamin K in eggs and leguminous plants for the Swedish Food Database    PDF (174 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6674
8 Effective capacity development and training
8_01 The Official Slovak Development Support Programme in food composition area for Central and Eastern European countries    PDF (529 KB)   Europe PMC: CTX/c6675

 

Lecturers

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Daniel Spichtinger obtained a joint Magister (Mag. Phil) degree from the University of Vienna (Austria) in English, Communication Science and History in 2000, and a Master of Arts in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Bath (UK) in 2002. After several internships in European umbrella non-governmental organisations, and a stint as online editor for two Austrian newspapers, he has been working for EU-funded projects since 2005 in the areas of eHealth, ICT, SME support and the knowledge-based bio-economy, in particular the FP6 MoniQA Network of Excellence (2007-2012). Within these projects, he has developed policy related actions and communication activities with the aim of ensuring the concrete applicability of scientific results in the policy sphere and enabling interaction with all stakeholders, including the citizens. He has also been involved in the preparation of a significant number of EU grant proposals. Since 2012, Daniel has worked for the European Commission, as a Project and Policy Officer for open access.

Rainer Svacinka is an IPMA-certified Project Manager (cPM) who holds an MSc degree in Food and Biotechnology. Working for eight years in research project management and consulting his expertise lies in project development, management during the project implementation (including reporting and controlling) and management training. Rainer has worked in projects from the 6th and 7th Framework Programmes in the areas of KBBE, HEALTH and ICT. Working for a consulting company, Rainer has also supported several EU projects (a) by direct participation, such as in the MoniQA NoE (FP6) as a financial manager, and PlantLIBRA or (b) as an independent project management (e.g. ARANGE). In 2013, he founded his own company and supports universities (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna [AT]), research organisations, and SMEs and Industry in developing their research agendas and aligning these with H2020 (Energy, Food, Marie Curie), Erasmus+ programmes, and national funding schemes.

Wendy Hurp is Executive Publisher, Food Science, for the international publisher Elsevier, based in Oxford (UK). A graduate in International Studies from Miami University (Ohio, USA), she has worked with food science journals for the past 13 years, and is responsible for the overall strategic direction of 22 titles, including three new journals publishing their first issues in 2014 (Current Opinion in Food Science, Food Structure, and Food Packaging and Shelf Life). As part of her role, she has presented numerous author workshops on publishing ethics, and how to prepare a paper for publication in a scientific journal, in countries such as Brazil, Canada, China, India, Turkey, USA, Italy and France. She is a member of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and is an Executive Committee member of EFFoST (European Federation of Food Science and Technology).

Patrice Vanderbeeken enjoys a reputation as a prominent technology lawyer. He has practised IT and IP law, with a focus on contracts, e-commerce, distribution, standardization, copyright and patents, for 13 years with NautaDutilh, a top tier Benelux firm, and before that at the European Court of Justice. As a former external advisor to the technology transfer office of a leading university and a global vaccine manufacturer Patrice has gained an excellent understanding of both the industry’s and the academics’ perspective with regard to technology contracting (R&D and licensing). He has also developed extensive knowledge in EU and regional Research Framework Programmes. His practice further includes regulatory work and litigation. Patrice has been recommended for TMT and for Life Sciences in all the Chambers Europe editions since 2009 as well as in the Legal 500. He is a Board Member of the Licensing Executives Society Benelux and an Active Member of the Europe India Chamber of Commerce, a Liaison officer for the Licensing Executives Society International’s IT and e-commerce committee, and a member of the Belgian Copyright Law Association and the Britcham ICT committee.

For 22 years, Kris Ooms worked with the Royal Shell Dutch Group, focussing mostly on Europe. Positions held included marketing, sales and business analysis as well as business development for a wide range of products (e.g. chemicals, lubricants, electricity, natural gas). From the 1990s, Kris worked as project leader setting up new or improving existing business. During the last three years at Shell, her responsibility shifted to operational excellence, defining and implementing a European-wide project with aim of standardising and improving processes and systems supporting gas sales. Since end of 2010, Kris has been a consultant with shiftN, advising organisations at the strategic and operational levels as well as, lately, concentrating on European business innovation projects supporting consortia in the development of commercial offerings and their implementation in the market. Kris also coaches small entrepreneurs in their personal and professional life, as an independent consultant and via the Chamber of Commerce network platform (PLATO).

Stephen Webb has 20 years of EU-funded project experience, starting as a project manager and coordinator in FP4. He has since been involved in more than 80 successful FP proposals and EU-funded projects as partner or coordinator. Currently, RTDS GmbH (www.rtds-group.com, Vienna AT) is participating in seven FP7 collaborative projects, six as Dissemination & Exploitation (D&E) Work Package Leader and one as Coordinator. Stephen has a PhD in Environmental Risk, an MBA in Marketing & Innovation, and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property Rights.

Juan Luis Quintero Rodrigues has a Master’s in Intellectual Property Law from the University of Turin/ World Intellectual Property Organization/ International Labour Organization. Before joining RTDS in Vienna (AT), he worked as a trademark attorney in Caracas (Venezuela). As an IP Consultant, Luis develops IP strategies and protection plans for a number of collaborative research projects as well as consulting commercial clients.

Siân Astley has worked extensively with individuals and organisations throughout Europe from a variety of disciplines including research, food and biotech industries and the media. She is author of more than 300 popular science articles for magazines and trade publications as well as 25 peer-reviewed papers, and she was awarded her Diploma in Science Communication in 2009 (Birkbeck University of London). After 14 years as a bench-scientist, Siân became Communications Manager for NuGO, one of the first FP6 Networks of Excellence, and was the European Communications Manager for the Institute of Food Research in Norwich (UK) until April 2012. Currently, she is the Training and Communications Manager for the European Food Information Resource (EuroFIR AISBL) supporting training within EU-funded research projects and networks, and communication of research activities.

EU Project Management & Science Communication Workshop

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1. Introduction

This workshop took individuals through EU-funded project management from contract negotiations to final reporting, explaining the reasons behind many of the activities as well the requirements for successful and cost-effective project management. Designed to support those responsible for EU-funded projects, the programme put EU-funding opportunities in context and explored the project cycle. The workshop aimed to support good management practice, effective decision-making and internal communication, implementation, reporting and external dissemination. Participants  gained sufficient knowledge to successfully manage EU-funded projects, but also participate effectively in more in-depth training, as necessary. The workshop targeted primarily academics or other staff from public, private and non-profit sectors from both EU and non-EU countries new to project management or who wanted to refresh their knowledge with the advent of Horizon2020.

2. Programme Outline 

Monday, 17th November 2014: Introduction

  • EC Structure and EU Programmes
  • Basics of project management méthodologies
  • Introduction to EU-funded projects

Tuesday, 18th November 2014: Project Development & Management

  • Description of Work, objectives, deliverables and milestones
  • Consortium building: Before and afterwards
  •  Management of the project start (kick-off)
  •  Management of work packages and project results
  •  Financial planning, management and control

Wednesday, 19th November 2014: Reporting and quality

  •  Project management structure, procedures and tools
  • Reporting
  • Quality assurance
  •  Exploitation and sustainability: Methods and models
  • Managing project close-down
  • Intellectual Property Rights management with a focus on SMEs

Thursday, 20th November 2014: Dissemination and communication

  • Fundamentals of IPR for researchers
  •  Practical IPR management in collaborative research projects
  •  Getting your paper published
  • Open access publications: EC perspective
  •  Dissemination and communication: Introduction
  •  Better communication: developing skills amongst your researchers
  • Q& A/ feedback session/ close

– for more information about each lecture, download the Supplementary Information (w.e.f. 28/10/2014).

– for more information about the lecturers – CLICK HERE

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7.Presentations 

Presentations of the lecturers are available for EuroFIR Members only

To download the presentations, you need to be first logged in the website and then click HERE.

8.Contact information

EuroFIR AISBL email: secretariat@eurofir.org or call +32 2 626 2901

TDS-Exposure Summer School 2014

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Summer School: Introduction to Total Diet Studies for Assessing Exposure

Sunday 22nd June – Friday 27th June 2014, TUBITAK (TR)

Total diet studies complement traditional monitoring and surveillance providing a scientific basis for population dietary exposure to contaminants and nutrients and the potential impact on public health. Food selection is based on (national) consumption data, prepared as eaten, and data from related foods pooled prior to analysis. TDS-Exposure is focussing on exposure to food contaminants including heavy metals, mycotoxins and persistent organic pollutants (POPs, e.g. polychlorinated biphenyls), which pose a risk to human health and the environment, and estimation of chronic exposure to pesticide residues in food as well as food additives intake. However, exposure is based on whole diets, as consumed, rather than contamination of raw commodities as previously measured, resulting in a more realistic measure of exposure to potentially harmful compounds than currently available.

TDS facilitate risk assessment and health monitoring, but some EU Member States and Candidate Countries do not have TDS programmes or use a variety of methods to collect data, and it is not clear whether data are comparable. It is important to harmonise methods for dietary exposure risks worldwide, and TDS-Exposure will standardise methods for food sampling, analyses, exposure assessment calculations and modelling, priority foods, and selection of chemical contaminants. In the process, a variety of approaches and methods for sampling and analyses will be assessed, and best practice defined. Priority contaminants for TDS and foods that contribute most to total exposure in Europe will also be established.

Information about these and existing European TDS will be published to promote better handling of dietary exposure data, and establish a legacy of harmonised methods and science-based recommendations for public health worldwide. In addition, TDS-Exposure is providing training, enabling best practice in the creation and execution of TDS programmes, and ensuring data collected are coherent with others studies globally.

This TDS-Exposure Summer School is the second of three introducing key aspects of TDS and contaminant analysis.

For more information visit TDS-Exposure Summer School 2014

Application form for TDS-Exposure Beneficiaries (WORD – 581 KB)
(Deadline for applications 02/05/ 2014, Announcement of places 07/05/2014)

Guidance notes for applications (PDF – 1.2 MB)
(Hotel price/ per night is estimated to be ~ €70 – this will be confirmed on application)

– Programme (w.e.f. 07/04/2014) (PDF – 482 KB)

EuroFIR AISBL Members must go through the competitive application process, and will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs as well as the course fees. If accepted for a place, EuroFIR AISBL Members are eligible for a reduced rate only (250 EUR) and may not select this Summer School as their free annual event.

International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference 2014

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2014 INDC Prague

INDC 2014 – International Nutrition and Diagnostics Conference 2014 is an international forum of experts who are interested in understanding how food influences our health, working performance, feelings and ageing. The aim of this multidisciplinary conference is to bridge the gaps between the specialists and fields of science as diverse as nutrition, clinical biochemistry, food technology, analytical chemistry and medicine. For more information CLICK HERE

JOINT SYMPOSIUM: INDC 2014 will be held in conjunction with the 20th International Symposium on Separation Sciences 30th August – 2nd September 2014, Prague, Czech Republic – For more information CLICK HERE