The 7th Conference of The World Mycotoxin Forum® and the XIIIth IUPAC International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins was jointly organized in Rotterdam – the Netherlands, on 5-9 November 2012. During this conference a separate session was devoted to CONffIDENCE accomplishments in the areas of mycotoxins, marine biotoxins and alkaloids. During this CONffIDENCE workshop, results were presented through 4 lectures, 3 posters and demonstration activities. Multiplex dipsticks were demonstrated that have been developed to determine various Fusarium mycotoxins (fumonisins, DON, zearalenone, T-2 and HT-2 toxins) in food and feed and for tropane alkaloids (hyoscyamine and scopolamine) in feed.
In addition, a near infrared hyperspectral imaging method was displayed to detect ergot contamination in food and feed during transport of grain kernels on a moving belt. Opportunities for discussions on the presented project activities with stakeholders were available. Approximately 200 participants attended to the oral presentations and 30 to the workshop.
L1: against selected natural toxins: central components of immunoassays
Anne-Catherine Huet (CER, Belgium)
L2: Development and in-house validation of multiplex dipstick immunoassays for semi-quantitative determination of Fusarium mycotoxins in cereals
Veronica Lattanzio (ISPA-CNR, Italy)
L3: Near infrared hyperspectral imaging methodology as a control tool for the detection of ergot in cereals
Philippe Vermeulen (CRA-W, Belgium)
L4: Multiplex analysis of marine biotoxins: an advancement of the SPR biosensors
Katrina Campbell (QUB, UK)
|P1||4||CONffIDENCE WP4: Rapid and cost-efficient tests for biotoxins in the food chain||van Egmond H., Elliott C. and Visconti A.|
|P2||4a||Detection of contaminants in cereals by near infrared hyperspectral imaging||Vermeulen P., Fernandez Pierna J.A.F., Dardenne P. and Baeten V.|
|P3||4c||Multiplex lateral flow immunoassay for fusarium toxins in cereals||Nivarlet N., Lattanzio V., Huet A-C., Visconti A., Lippolis V., Della Gatta S., Delahaut P. and Granier B.|
|nr.||WP||Demonstration title||Demonstration type||Presenter|
|D1||4a||NIR camera for ergot contamination||Slide show and video||Philippe Vermeulen (CRA-W)|
|D2||4c||Demonstration of dipsticks for mycotoxins||Hands on demonstration||Noan Nivarlet (UNISENSOR)|