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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.

FDA Compliance

Free European Seminar Series on Food Safety Methods and Technologies

Six locations across Europe beginning May 3, 2011

Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 10:38

(Thermo Fisher: Waltham, MA) -- Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a global leader in serving science, has announced an upcoming food-safety seminar series that takes place in six locations across Europe. The series, conducted in English, will run from May 3–12, 2011, and each seminar will focus on the latest global regulations and food safety concerns and their effect on food analysis and technology. The locations and dates for the seminars are as follows:

• Hemel, England—May 3, 2011
• Hamburg, Germany—May 5, 2011
• Prague, Czech Republic—May 10, 2011
• Paris, France—May 11, 2011
• Torino, Italy—May 12, 2011


Please visit www.thermoscientific.com/foodsafetyseminar to register.

The seminars will focus on the latest global issues concerning food safety, including the impact of the new U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act on EU exporters and laboratories, and an update on European Food Safety Authority risk-assessment activities. The seminars will also address recent food-safety developments regarding residue and contamination regulations, as well as method development and validation priorities from the perspective of EU reference laboratories. Other issues covered during the seminars include challenges in food packaging analysis, managing data, targeted screening for persistent organic pollutants in food, challenges in organic and inorganic elemental analysis, and marine biotoxins.

Dr. John Gilbert, former science director of Fera (Food and Environment Research Agency) Central Science Laboratory, will lead the sessions. Gilbert is now managing director of FoodLife International, an organization dedicated to improving the safety of food through research, consulting, and training.

The seminars are aimed at professionals in the food safety industry, from instrument operators and method developers to chemists and food scientists. In addition to learning about industry developments and new applications, participants will network with fellow professionals, ask questions, and share experiences during a general discussion with experts.

“Thermo Fisher Scientific is committed to monitoring and helping respond to emerging food-safety trends and crises,” says Gerry Broski, food safety marketing director at Thermo Fisher Scientific. “As the only scientific provider with a dedicated food safety response center, we understand the needs of food producers, independent testing labs, and researchers, especially issues surrounding performance, cost-per-sample, and efficiency. We are uniquely positioned to provide insight on current food safety developments and issues.”

Attendance is free on a first-come-first-served basis. For further information on the food safety seminar series and registration details, please visit www.thermoscientific.com/foodsafetyseminar.


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Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s products and services help accelerate the pace of scientific discovery and solve analytical challenges from complex research to routine testing to field applications. Headquartered in Waltham, MA, it serves customers within pharmaceutical and biotech companies, hospitals, clinical diagnostic labs, universities, research institutions, government agencies, and environmental and industrial process control settings. Customers are served through two premier brands: Thermo Scientific—offering high-end analytical instruments, laboratory equipment, software, services, consumables, and reagents to enable integrated laboratory workflow solutions, and Fisher Scientific—providing laboratory equipment, chemicals, supplies, and services used in health care, scientific research, safety, and education.