„Food on a global market – opportunities and threats”

Monday, 7th November 2022





Welcome words from IMEKO

MSc Mladen Jakovčić, Croatian Metrology Society, Croatia

Sandra Šikić, PhD, Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public Health, Croatia

Ms. Laura Martin, EUROLAB, Belgium

Mr. Joris van Loco, Sciensano, Belgium

09:30 – 10:10 Plenary presentation


Professor dr hab Ewa Bulska, University of Warsaw, Poland

Session: Recent trends in food research infrastructures

10:10 – 10:40 Key note presentation

Integrated research infrastructures’ initiatives in support to the agrifood and the agroecological transition

Dr. Claudia Zoani, ENEA, Italy

10:40 – 11:00

METROFOOD-RI Service Chart: Service provision via RI for the promotion of metrology in food & nutrition

Sharma S., Vandermeiren K., Donard O., Klein M., Castanheira I., Motta C., Vieira L., Zoani C., Van Loco J.

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee break & Vendor Exhibition

Parallel sessions – Nutrition and Health – Food Safety and Quality

11:30 – 12:00 Key note presentation


Dr. Urška Vrhovšek, Research and Innovation Centre

Edmund Mach Foundation

Mass tourism – a challenge to food safety Ivana Ljevaković-Musladin, dipl. ing., Institute of Public Health of Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

12:00 – 12:20

Are edible insects suitable for people suffering gout?

Kouřimská L., Sabolová M., Kulma M., Škvorová P., Veselá K., Kurečka M.

METROFOOD-RI physical facilities active in the food safety sector by the end of the preparatory phase of the infrastructure

M.Z. Tsimidou, E. Pucci, M. Papadopoulou, N. Nenadis, F.Th. Mantzouridou, S.A. Ordoudi, C. Zoani

12:20 – 12:40

The SOLE project: a plant greenhouse demonstrator for fresh food production in space (VIRTUAL)

Garegnani M., Bennici E., Benvenuto E., Crisconio M., Desiderio A., Di Mascio E., Ferranti F., Giuliani L., Nardi L., Pacelli C., Pontetti G., Villani M.E.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly about food additives multi-methods.

Goscinny S., Detry P.,  Van Loco J., Van Hoeck E.

12:40 – 13:00

Impact of various fish cooking processes on the fate of Hg and Se species and the Hg-Se antagonism

Ribeiro M., Leufroy A., Silva J. A. L., Castanheira I., Jitaru P.

Comparison of HPLC-FLD and LC-Q-TOF-MS methods for the quantitative determination of aflatoxin B1 and ochratoxin A in raw nuts collected from local markets in Valencia

Demirtas I., Luz C., Quiles J.M., Meca G., Ozer H.

13:00 – 14:30 Lunch break

Parallel sessions – Nutrition and Health – Food Safety and Quality

14:30 – 14:50

New plant-based food products enhanced by microbial processing

Minna Kahala*, Rina Bragge, Lucia Blasco, Emilie Gullberg Jørgensen, Tove Gulbrandsen Devold, Hilde Marit Østlie, Davide Porcellato, Vesa Joutsjoki, Juha-Matti Pihlava, Markus Nurmi, Xin Huang, Anne Pihlanto

Supporting a safe transition towards sustainable food systems: FoodSafety4EU

Zoani C., Logrieco A.F., Cito N., Lattanzio V.M.T.

14:50 – 15:10

Safety and quality of the Spirulina nutritional supplements on the Slovenian market

Masten Rutar J., Jagodic Hudobivnik M., Nečemer M., Vogel Mikuš K.(3,4), Arčon I., Ogrinc N.

Exposure to lead when manufacturing cookware from scrap metal: A public health threat in the artisanal sector in DR Congo

Trésor Carsi Kuhangana; Erik Smolders; Karlien Cheyns; Célestin Banza Lubaba Nkulu; Peter Hoet; Joris Van Loco; Benoit Nemery; Heidi Demaegdt

15:10 – 15:30

The impact of dietary nucleic acids and their components on the growth of human alimentary tract cells in vitro

Koziara Z., Bartoszek A.

Accumulation and depuration assessment of microcystin congeners in Basil grown on a hydroculture

Wannes H.R. Van Hassel; Maria Gracia Guzman Valesquez; Mohamed F. Abdallah; Bart Cottyn; Elise Tardy;Julien Masquelier1; Mirjana Andjelkovic; Andreja Rajkovic

15:30 – 15:50

Smart nutraceuticals for the prevention of childhood obesity (VIRTUAL)

Rivas A., Duoandicoechea U., Santamaría A., Alonso M., Alonso R., Izuriaga C., Salman H.

EPA extraction from microalgae through supercritical carbon dioxide at pilot scale

Leone G. P., Marino T., Casella P., Zoani C., Larocca V., Balducchi R. and Molino A.*




Tuesday, 8th November 2022




Plenary presentation (VIRTUAL – Prerecorded)


Biljana Borzan, Representative of  European Parliament, Member of Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee

09:10 – 09:40 Key note presentation


Laura Martin, Anti-Counterfeiting Subcommittee at EUROLAB, Belgium

9:40-10:20 Lighning Round – Poster Introductions

Poster presenters

10:20 -11:20 Coffee Break, Poster & Vendor Exhibition

Session: Food Authenticity/ Food Fraud

11:20 – 11:50 Key note presentation

Metrology in food authenticity and traceability: stable isotope approach (VIRTUAL)

Prof. Nives Ogrinc, Institut “Jožef Stefan”, Slovenia

11:50 – 12:10

Stable isotope ratio of native honey and cheese from the Republic of Croatia

Šikić S., Krivohlavek A., Mikulec N., Ivešić M., Barbarić F., Bošnir J.

12:10 – 12:30

Elemental analysis as a simple tool to classify beans according to their geographical origin

Veiga M., Valle A., Carrero J. A., Arana G., Donard O. F. X., Juanena A. B., Dolado, C., Molero A., Saiz-Abajo M. J., Perez de Arenaza A., de Diego A.

12:30 – 12:50

Characterization and discrimination of Italian olive cultivars by production area using elemental analysis and LPAS combined with chemometric analysis

Pucci E., Palumbo D., Puiu A., Lai A., Fiorani L., Zoani C.

12:50 – 13:10

Elemental analysis combined with pattern recognition as a tool for fraud detection in canned red peppers (VIRTUAL)

Veiga M., Valle A., Carrero J. A., Arana G., Juanena A. B., Dolado, C., Molero A., Saiz-Abajo M. J., Donard O. F. X., Perez de Arenaza A., de Diego A.

13:10 – 14:10 Lunch break

Parallel sessions – Novel analytical methods for food quality/ novel foods –  Functional foods and food processing

Key note presentation

14:10 – 14:40

Biosensors in the meat chain continuum as a tool for animal health, food safety, food quality and food crime control

Ivan Nastasijević, DVM, MPH, PhD, Institute of Meat Hygiene and Technology, Serbia

Adaptation of Onion Varieties and Their Agronomic Performance Under Tropical Zimbabwe Conditions

Jean K. Nzuma, Leonard Madzingaidzo, Prettimore Mafirakureva, Graciana C. Gandawa, Antony Maodzeka

13:30 – 13:50

Raman spectroscopy as a new measurement tool in winemaking

Mandrile Luisa, Simone Giacosa, Antonella Bosso, Andrea Mario Rossi

Effects of beneficial microbial consortia and biochar application on rhizosphere biodiversity and maize growth: The SIMBA Project (VIRTUAL)

Bevivino A., Fiore A., Hett J., Caldara M., Cangioli L., Maestri E., Aprea G., Ambrico A., Magarelli A., Trupo M. 1, Gullì M., Graziano S. 3, Ercole E., Mengoni A., Daniel Neuhoff D., Marmiroli N., Pihlanto A., Brunori A.

13:50 – 14:10

Classification of liquid samples with NIR spectroscopy

Yoshida, K.

Use of Brewers’ Spent Grains as a Potential Functional Ingredient for the Production of Traditional Herzegovinian Product Ćuptern

Lalic A., Karlovic A., Maric M.

14:10 – 14:30

Chemometric discrimination of X-ray irradiated mozzarella cheese based on the volatile profile by HS-SPME/GC-MS

Zianni R., Mentana A., Campaniello M., Tomauiolo M., Iammarino M., Centonze D., Palermo C.

The effect of culinary processing on the microbiological quality of Tenebrio molitor

Škvorová P.1, Švejstil R.1, Kouřimská L.1

14:30 – 14:50

Fish fraud detection: can Raman spectroscopy be an alternative?

Migueis, S. C.; Silva. P. M. T.; Henriques, A. R.; Castaño-Guerreiro, Y.; Moreira, F.

Chickpea Proteins and Functional Properties

Kibar E.A.A.1, Aslan Ö.1

14:50-15:20 Coffee break & Vendor Exhibition

Parallel sessions – Risk assessment,communication and management – METROFOOD RI – FoodMetNet Workshop

15:30 – 16:00 Key note presentation TBA

Quality and safety systems of agricultural and food products in the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food

Darja Sokolić, PhD, Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food, Executive Director, Croatia


The influence of lifestyle choices (food, alcohol, smoking) on the blood concentration of Cd, Pb and Hg of newborns, adolescents and adults from Wallonia (Belgium)

Demaegdt H., Ruttens A., Jacques A., Ruthy R., Petit J., Cheyns K., Remy S.


Anisakis in seafood: unwanted guest on a plate

Nonković D., Hrabar J.

17:00 – 18:00 IMEKO TC23 meeting

20:00 Dinner


Wednesday, 9th November 2022



Session: Data and communication platforms

Key note presentation

09:00 – 09:30


Prof. Tim Hogg, European Technology Platform on Food for Life

09:30 – 09:50

Electronic Core Components of METROFOOD-RI

Żołynia A., Czach J., Presser K.

09:50 – 10:10

A Web Application to provide Food Contamination Data to Consumers

Czach J., Żołynia A., Paschko K., Lindtner O., Presser K.

10:10 – 10:40 Coffee break & Vendor Exhibition

Parallel sessions: Accreditation, PT and CRMs

Key note presentation



Prof. dr. Álvaro Silva Ribeiro, National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Portugal


Creation of a European Metrology Network for Safe and Sustainable Food

Chiara Portesi,a, Milena Quagliab, Nives Ogrinc, Roland Beckerd, Gill Holcombeb, Mojca Milavece, Alexandra Bogožalec Košire, Hayrettin Ozerf, Fatma Akçadagf, Mine Bilself.  Elias Kakoulidesg, Silvia Malliah, Gisela Umbrichth, Gavin O’Connori, Andrea Mario Rossia


Production and Certification of Reference Materials to Prevent Food Adulteration

Şimşek Adnan, İşleyen Alper, Bilsel Mine


Enabling Chemical Metrology for Food Safety in Africa

Fernandes-Whaley M.

12:10 -12:40 Closing Ceremony

12:40 – 13:40 Lunch


This is a preliminary program. The organizers reserve the right to make changes as seems necessary.


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