25 No. 3
May - June 2003
of conferences, symposia, workshops, meetings, and other
May 2004, Bethesda, Maryland, USA !!
IUPAC sponsored !!
11th International Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins
is the next symposium in a series initiated by the IUPAC
Food Chemistry Commission. The first symposium was held in
Kungaly, Sweden, in 1973; the nine symposia that followed
were held in Pulawy, Poland; Paris, France; Lausanne, Switzerland;
Vienna, Austria; Pretoria, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan; Mexico
City, Mexico; Rome, Italy; and Guaraja, Brazil. The symposia
have become the principal international, interdisciplinary
meeting on mycotoxins and phycotoxins.
most recent, held in Brazil (May 2000), focused on the global
significance of the toxins, occurrence, assay proficiency,
toxicology and risk assessment.
11th symposium will assess progress or advances made since
Brazil 2000 in relation to overall goals of the series and
the evolving global perspective of food safety. The negative
effect of mycotoxin and phycotoxin contamination of food commodities
on health and global trade has been highlighted at various
symposia. It is also understood that, without sound risk analysis,
unsubstantiated health and safety claims become the basis
of arbitrary regulations that could compromise food availability
as well as international trade. The XI symposium will highlight
the value of risk assessment and its regulatory use; laboratory
quality assurance and quality control, and advances in sampling,
accreditation and method validation procedures, particularly
in developing countries. The XI symposium will also address
novel molecular tools for detection, toxicogenomics and control
strategies. There will be a "self assessment" of the IUPAC
Symposium on Mycotoxins and Phycotoxins series from a historical
and impact perspective.
Food and Drug Administration, CFSAN
200 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20204, USA
Calendar for contact information
to be announced
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