2nd Open Day

Contaminants in food and feed

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CONffIDENCE: Rapid tests for contaminants

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2nd Open Day

9 June 2011

During, the International Triennial Meeting of World Aquaculture Society (WAS) and FENACAM, held from 6- 10th June 2011 in Natal Brazil, the CONffIDENCE project held its 2nd Open Day together with a booth presentation. The Open Day with the title: Rapid tests for contaminants was organized on Thursday the 9th of June during the afternoon session, as part of the session with the title International Cooperation in S&T and Aquaculture research under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), organized by the European Commission (delegation of the EU in Brazil & Research & Innovation DG).



The Open Day included 4 oral presentations, giving an overview of CONffIDENCE, the industrial needs regarding rapid tests for contaminants, and key results obtained thus far for persistent organic pollutants (POP’s) and heavy metals. During the break a poster session was held where various project members presented CONffIDENCE results. The combination of posters and oral presentations proved to be effective in generating interest and stimulating discussions with the audience. Approximately 50 participants attended to the Open Day.



Programme CONffIDENCE Open Day

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15.30 – 17.15 Presentations

15.30-15.45 Rapid tests for chemical contaminants in seafood and fish feed – The CONffIDENCE research project

Jacob de Jong (RIKILT)

15.45-16.00 Rapid tests for chemical contaminants in feed: industrial needs

Ronald Barlow (NUTRECO)

16.00 – 16.45 Poster presentation and discussion

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16.45-17.00 Simplified and rapid determination of PCBs, PBDEs and PAHs in fish and seafood integrated into a single method

Jana Hajslova (VSCHT)

17.00-17.15 Speciation of heavy metals – an important parameter for assessment of feed and food safety in aquaculture

Jens Sloth (DTU Food)

CONffIDENCE posters presented at the open day

nr. WP Title Authors
1 ALL CONffIDENCE: Safer food through rapid and cost-efficient tests for chemical contaminants in the food chain de Jong J.
2 1 CONffIDENCE WP1: Rapid and cost-efficient tests for organic pollutants and pesticides in the food chain Hajslova J., Farré M. and Mol H.
3 1a Implementation of GC×GC-TOFMS for the simultaneous determination of PCBs, PBDEs and PAHs in environmental samples Pulkrabova J., Kalachova K., Cajka T., Drabova L. and Hajslova J.
4 1b Analysis of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in fish: a comparision between farm and open sea fish Llorca M., Farré M., Poustka J., Hradkova P., Pulkrabova J., Hajslova J., Barceló D.
5 1b Analysis of perfluorinated compounds in fish tissue: pilot study from the Czech Republic Pulkrabova J., Hradkova P., Hlouskova V., Poustka J. and Hajslova J.
6 2 CONffIDENCE WP2: Rapid and cost-efficient tests for veterinary pharmaceuticals in the food chain Vincent U. and Stead S.
7 2b Development of a rapid test for malachite green in fish: a comparative study between antibody, aptamer and receptor MG-binders Chabottaux V., Stead S., Huet A-C., Colombo M., Nivarlet N., Delahaut P. and Granier B.
8 3 CONffIDENCE WP3: Rapid and cost-efficient tests for heavy metals in the food chain Sloth J.J.
9 3 A novel speciation alternative for the determination of inorganic arsenic in marine samples Rasmussen R.R., Hedegaard R.V., Herbst B.K. and Sloth J.J.
10 4 CONffIDENCE WP4: Rapid and cost-efficient tests for biotoxins in the food chain van Egmond H., Elliott C. and Visconti A.
11 4b Progress towards the optoelectronic mouse for multi-shellfish toxin analysis Campbell K., McNamee S., Vilariño N., Botana L.M. and Elliott C.