7th Latin American Pesticide Residue Workshop

May 5th to 8th, 2019

Foz do Iguazu, Brazil

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Opportunities to LAPRW participants!

Limited registrations allowed!

Joint FAO, IAEA and Latin American and Caribbean Analytical Network (RALACA):

Workshop on Quality Assurance and Quality Control Measures in Food Testing Laboratories to be held on May 5th, 2019 at Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention Center, in Foz do Iguaçu - Brazil

The purpose of the event is to raise awareness of key quality concepts for the analytical testing of contaminants in food, and to strengthen the analytical capability of Member States in the Latin America and Caribbean region. The event will be held in English and Spanish. The workshop program includes:

Food contaminants analysis and sample preparation alternatives

Quality assurance/quality control measures for the development of analytical methods

Gas chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry, liquid chromatography–tandem mass spectrometry, high resolution and accurate mass instrumentation

Current international guidelines/regulations for consumer protection and international trade

Interested participants of LAPRW, please contact Prof. Ionara Pizzutti via contato@laprw2019.com.br


Time Lecture Speaker
08:50 - 09:00 Introduction of participants FAO / IAEA / RALACA
09:00 - 09:15 Food safety and quality in the Latin American region Ionara Pizzutti
CEPARC, Univ. of Santa Maria, Brazil
09:15 - 10:00 Integrity of the food supply chain and emerging issues Dr. Nuri Gras
10:00 - 10:30 Sample preparation alternatives for food contaminants in milk Prof. Lucia Pareja
UDELAR, Uruguay
10:30 - 11:15 Coffee break and consultations
11:15 - 11:45 QA/QC measures for the implementation of residue testing
using LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS
Dr. Carmen Ferrer
EURL, Almeria, Spain
11:45 - 12:30 The impacts of different parameters on LC-MS/MS and HRMS
determination for toxins and pesticides
Dr. Susanne Ekroth
National Food Agency, Sweden
12:30 - 13:30 Working lunch consultations
13:30 - 14:00 Current international guidelines/regulations for consumer
protection and international trade
Prof. Veronica Cesio
UDELAR, Uruguay
14:00 - 14:45 Food contaminants analysis in cereals Msc. Maria Rosa Repetti
Univ. del Litoral, Argentina
14:45 - 15:15 QA/QC measures for the development and implementation
 of analytical methods
Msc. Miriam Loewy
RALACA Board, Argentina
15:15 - 15:30 Coffee break and consultations
15:30 - 16:00 Analytical control as a tool for the study  of biobeds performance Dr. Annie Rivero
UDELAR, Uruguay
RALACA Seminar
16:00 - 16:30 Monitoring and verification of food safety and quality: screening
technology for fruits and vegetables
Prof. Agustin Costa Garcia
Univ. Oviedo, Spain
16:30 - 16:50 The RALACA web page Ing. Patricio Henriquez
16:50 - 17:00 RALACA for food safety, quality and consumer
protection: stakeholder analysis in the farm to fork chain
Msc. Britt Maestroni

RALACA Third General Meeting

May 6th, 2019 at Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention Center, in Foz do Iguazu - Brazil

Time Title Presented by
18:00 - 18:10 General introduction about RALACA and progress report Msc. Miriam Loewy
18:10 - 18:30 Key note: RALACA helps ensuring food safety for the national
consumers and a safe environment
Dr. Nuri Gras
Executive Secretary of ACHIPIA, Santiago, Chile
18:30 - 18:40 Quick and cheap sensor technology for monitoring Prof. Agustin Costa Garcia
University of Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
18:40 - 18:50 The monitoring example of Panama Msc. Brenda Checa
RALACA BOARD, Ministerio de Agricultura, Panama
18:50 - 19:00 The monitoring example of RALACA Committee for biomonitoring Dr. Pablo Macchi
Univ. Nacional del Comahue, Neuquen Argentina
19:00 - 19:10 The use of monitoring results for risk assessment:
the RALACA committee
Dr. Dario Maggioni
Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Santa Fe, Argentina
19:10 - 19:20 RALACA helps introducing mitigation and remediation Msc. Mario Masis
RALACA BOARD, CICA, San José, Costa Rica
19:20 - 19:30 The example in Uruguay for mitigation Prof. Veronica Cesio
Univ. de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay
19:30 - 19:40 The RALACA web page Ing. Patricio Henriquez
RALACA BOARD, CCHEN, Santiago, Chile,
19:40 - 19:50 Stakeholders commitment helps ensuring food safety and
environmental protection in LA: the view of the private industry
19:50 - 20:00 RALACA questions and answers; enrolments in Committees RALACA Board
20:00 RALACA Cocktail