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CONffIDENCE: Safer food through rapid and cost-efficient tests for chemical contaminants in the food chain

The CONffIDENCE project (funded by the European Commission under Grant Agreement number 211326) aims to further improve food safety in Europe by the development of fast and cost-efficient methods for the detection of a wide range of chemical contaminants in different food and feed commodities (see the project's website: www.conffidence.eu).

Since the start of this project on 1 May 2008, much effort has been put into the development of rapid methods for food and feed safety. The project team would like to share its results so far with all interested stakeholders. For this, an open day will be organized on Wednesday 27 January 2010 from 13.30 - 16.00, directly following the Rapid Methods Europe 2010 Conference (25-27 January 2010 in Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands).

During the Rapid Methods Europe 2010 Conference and the CONffIDENCE Open Day, results will be presented through lectures, posters and demonstration activities. Opportunities for discussions on the presented  project activities with stakeholders will be available. Information on other European projects on related topics will be available as well by means of poster presentations.

The CONffIDENCE project team cordially invites all interested persons and stakeholders to attend this Open Day free of charge. The programme will consist of introductory talks on the four main WP clusters, followed by posters, demonstrations and discussions on each of these four topics. If you consider attending the Rapid Methods Europe 2010 Conference, make sure you don't miss this opportunity. Please note that participants in the CONffIDENCE project are granted a special registration fee for the Rapid Methods Europe 2010 Conference.

Draft programme CONffIDENCE Open Day

Date: 27 January 2010
Venue: NH Conference Centre Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout, the Netherlands
Organisation: RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety 

13.30 - 14.40


Welcome and general introduction
Jacob de Jong, RIKILT-Institute of Food Safety, the Netherlands


Rapid methods for Organic pollutants
Jana Hajslová, Institute of Chemical Technology, Czech Republic


Rapid methods for Veterinary pharmaceuticals
Sara Stead, The Food and Environment Research Agency, UK


Rapid methods for Heavy metal speciation
Jens Sloth, Technical University of Denmark, National Food Institute, Denmark


Rapid methods for Biotoxins
Chris Elliott, Queen's University Belfast, UK


14.40 - 16.00
Networking and demonstrations


  • Lateral flow devices for antibiotics
  • Flow cytometry for coccidiostats and POPs
  • NIR camera for ergot contamination
  • Surface plasmon resonance for marine biotoxins
  • Simplified sample preparation for perfluorinated compounds


Posters covering the various contaminants and techniques included in CONffIDENCE will be presented.

Related EC projects:

The following related European projects will present posters, covering general aspects and/or links with CONffIDENCE, i.e. BioCop, MycoRed, PHIME, SEAFOODplus, ProSafeBeef, MoniQA and Feed Safety Platform.

16.00 - 17.00
Drinks and informal discussions







CONffIDENCE Project Secretary

Wim Beek, RIKILT Institute of Food Safety, the Netherlands

T +31 317 480377, F +31 317 417717, wim.beek@wur.nl