Thursday, June 27.2019

“Where Food Analysis Meets Industry and Regulation”

The Organising Committee extends a warm invitation to the 2nd International Conference on Food Analysis (2nd ICFA) to be held in Melbourne. The event will commence with an opening address and social mixer on Monday 19th November 2018 and will include workshops. The conference brings together several prestigious conferences and symposia to enable a comprehensive program tailored for food analysts, researchers, academia, government and regulators. The event will have the theme “food analysis meets industry and regulation”, and will appeal to those involved in analytical sciences associated with public health, environment and agriculture, regulation and trade.


14th Government Food Analysts’ Conference

7th Analytical Conference of the Asia-Pacific Food Analysis Network

26th Conference of Residue Chemists

3rd Australian Food Metrology Symposium



Registration available from 5pm.
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Social Mixer
Live entertainment will be featured at the social mixer.
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration available from 8.00am.
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Conference opening with Welcome to Country
Invited Speaker: Dr. Simone Richter, Group Executive Nuclear Science & Technology, and Landmark Infrastructure at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) 
9:00AM - 9:30AM
Session 1 - Recent events in Biological Analysis – Chaired by Dean Clarke
9:30 – 9:50 Prof. Ben Howden (Melbourne Diagnostics Unit, Australia) Emerging and persistent foodborne pathogens 9:50-10:20 Dr. Leesa Bruggink (VIDRL – The Peter Doherty Institute for infection and Immunity, Australia) Detection of norovirus and the investigation of foodborne outbreaks 
9:30AM - 10:20AM
Morning tea
10:20AM - 11:00AM
Session 2 - Residues in food
11:00-11:30 Dr. Michelangelo Anastassiades (EURLSRM, Germany) Investigating the boundaries of QuEChERS 11:30-11:50 Kevin Melksham (QLD Health Forensic and Scientific Services, Australia) Pyrrolizidine alkaloids in honey 11:50-12:10 Maresa Heath (Agriculture Victoria – Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Australia) Produce monitoring in Victoria – the purpose and role in regulation 12:10-12:30 Bruce Chen (Symbio Laboratories, Australia) Multi pesticide residue analysis for Australian fresh produce by high resolution LC/MS and positive detection statistics in recent years and Multi PFAS residue analysis by high resolution LC/MS
11:00AM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Session 3 - Food Allergens
13:30-14:00 Prof. Andreas Lopata (James Cook University, Australia) Fish and shellfish allergy 14:00-14:20 A/Prof. Cenk Suphioglu (Deakin University, Australia) Cracking the egg: immunological and molecular analysis of egg allergens 14:20-14:40 Dr. Michelle Colgrave (CSIRO, Australia) Measuring gluten – necessity is the mother of invention 14:40-15:00 Dr. Jennifer Koplin (Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Australia) Peanut and tree nut allergy in Australia
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Afternoon tea
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Session 4 - Proficiency Testing Studies by the National Measurement Institute
15:30-15:50 Paul Armishaw (National Measurement Institute, Australia) 15:50-16:10 Raluca Lavetz (National Measurement Institute, Australia) 16:10-16:30 Luminita Antin (National Measurement Institute, Australia) 
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Session 5 - Food Analysis activities in the Asia Pacific Region
Introduction by Stewart Jones, Coordinator of the Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network 16:40-17:00 Assoc. Prof. Kunchit Judprasong (Mahidol University, Thailand) Analytical performance of laboratories in Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network (APFAN) 17:00-17:20 Prof. Prapasri Puwastien (Mahidol University, Thailand) Improving proficiency testing programmes: lesson learned by PT provider 17:20-17:40 Dr. Hasnah Haron (National University of Malaysia, Malaysia) Chemical compositions of Kelulut honey: a comparison of different locations in Malaysia
4.30PM - 5.40PM
Session 6 - Persistent Organic Pollutants – Chaired by Gavin Rose
8:00-8:30 Dr. Matt Taylor (NSW Dept. of Primary Industries, Australia) Impacts of PFAS contamination on exploited estuarine species: an emerging picture of an emerging contaminant 8:30-9:00 Dr. Åsa Jamting (National Measurement Institute, Australia) Potential emerging challenges for the food analyst: from micro plastics to nanoparticles 9:00-9:20 Dr. Michael Archer (AECOM, Australia) PFAS distribution and elimination in chicken eggs 9:20-9:40 Dr. Robert Symons (Eurofins, Australia) Analysing food for PFAS using QuEChERS & LC-MS/MS 9:40-10:00 Gavin Stevenson (National Measurement Institute, Australia) Persistent Organic Pollutants profiles in foods and biota
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Morning tea
10:00AM - 10.30AM
Session 7 - Honey
10:30-11:00 Dr. Peter Brooks (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) Some bioactivity properties of honey 11:00-11:20 Jodie Goldsworthy (Beechworth Honey, Australia) Honey from a global industry perspective 11:20-11:40 Dr. Claire McDonald (Ministry of Primary Industries, New Zealand) Authenticating Manuka honey from New Zealand 11:40-12:00 Kenneth Dods (ChemCentre, Australia) Creating an industry standard for production of jarrah and marri honey.
10:30AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Session 8a - Nutrition – Chair: Peter Watkins
13:00-13:30 TBA 13:30-13:40 Glenn Cardwell (Curtin University, Australia) Post-harvest pulsed UV radiation of fresh and dried mushrooms creates a viable source of dietary vitamin D 13:40-14:00 Dr. Ujang Tinggi (Queensland Health, Australia) Elemental analysis of honey products sold in Queensland markets and assessment of nutritional significance 14:00-14:20 Ellie Dunlop (Curtin University, Australia) Developing an Australian food composition database for vitamin D content in foods 
1:00PM - 2:20PM
Session 8b - Hemp and Residues – Chair: Vince Murone
13:00-13:30 Dr. Michelangelo Anastassiades (EURL-SRM, Germany) Determination of analytes of special interest 13:30-13:40 Tran Tang (DAWR, Australia) The import requirements and testing of imported hemp products 13:40-14:00 Dr. Stuart Gordon (CSIRO, Australia) Industrial hemp crop products and residues; what’s what 14:00-14:20 Prof. Rachel Burton (University of Adelaide, Australia) Hemp food as a nutrition powerhouse
1:00PM - 2:20PM
Afternoon tea
2:20PM - 3:00PM
Session 9 - Food Fraud – Chair: James Roberts
15:00-15:30 Prof. Samuel Godefroy (University Laval, Canada) What is food fraud and how is it impacting us 15:30-15:50 Dr. Weeraya Karnpanit (Mahidol University, Thailand) Food fraud incidents in Thailand: occurrences, detections and actions taken 15:50-16:10 Dr. Debashish Mazumder (ANSTO, Australia) Towards developing a seafood provenance and quality authentication model in Australia 16:10-16:30 Adrian Rogers (Romer Labs, UK) Food fraud: the deadly allergen scandal
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Conference Dinner
Hosted by: R-Biopharm Presentations by: Dr. Jan Herrmann (National Measurement Institute) and Prof. Samuel Godefroy (University Laval) RACV Club, Melbourne CBD – 501 Bourke St, Melbourne CBD
6:30PM - 11:00PM
MALDI Biotyper- Microbial Identification , Validation And Demonstration Of How It’s Used Within Clinical, Veterinary Agriculture, Food And Pharmaceutical Industries
8:00-8:50 Dr. Daniele Sohier (Bruker, Germany) Actions speak louder than words: changing microbial identification in clinical and food microbiology with the validated MALDI Biotyper OS 8:50-9:10 Brett Heron (Queensland Health, Australia) Public and Environmental Health’s use of the MALDI Biotyper for surveillance and outbreak investigations in Queensland 9:10-9:30 Prof. Darren Trott (ACAR Adelaide University Veterinary School, Australia) Use of the MALDI Biotyper in Veterinary Microbiology and Biosecurity 9:30-10:00 Dr. Thien Tran (Bruker, Australia) MALDI-TOF demonstration 
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Morning Tea
10:00AM - 10:30AM
Allergens Workshop
10:30 – 10:50 Prof. Andreas Lopata (James Cook University, Australia) A study on undeclared food allergens in imported food products 10:50-11:10 Dr. Jason Tye-Din (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Australia) Controversies in the gluten-free diet: a medical perspective 11:10-11:30 Kim Rogerson (City of Greater Dandenong Council, Australia) Importers and non-compliant labelling 11:30-11:50 Dr. Annette Sauer (R-Biopharm, Germany) Gluten measurement: past, present and future 11:50-12:10 Dr. Martina Koeberl (National Measurement Institute, Australia) Fish detection ELISA comparison 12:10-12:30 Dr. Roni Nugraha (Bogor University, Indonesia) Detection and quant
10:30AM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Food Fraud Workshop
13:30-14:00 Andrew Patterson (Dept. of Agriculture and Water Resources, Australia) Current issues 14:00-14:20 Lea Heintz (Bruker BioSpin, Germany) Honey authenticity testing by 1H - NMR 14:20-14:40 Kim Leighton (JAS-ANZ, Australia) The role of standards and a chain of custody in combating food fraud 14:40-15:00 Cameron Scadding (SourceCertain, Australia) Food fraud: tools in action 15:00-15:30 Panel Discussion: Andrew Patterson (DAWR) Dr. Debashish Mazumder (ANSTO, Australia) Dr. Weeraya Karnpanit (Mahidol University, Thailand) Erik Poole (Sydney Fish Market, Australia) Adrian Rogers (Romer Labs, UK) Prof. Samuel Godefroy (University Laval, Quebec, Canada) Dr. Peter Brooks (University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia) Cameron Scadding (SourceCertain)
1:30PM - 3:30PM
Close of conference
Closing address by Dr. Bruce Warrington, Australia’s Chief Metrologist 


Note: A full copy of the program can be downloaded here.

Call for Abstracts

The scientific program is divided into the following:

- Invited plenary lectures (30mins)
- Oral presentations (15min + 5min questions)
- Poster presentations

Abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations are invited for consideration by the Conference Organising Committee. Abstracts must be forwarded to the Committee by 31st August 2018. Details covering the presentation format will be provided when abstracts are accepted.

The Committee wishes to encourage all participants to make a contribution to the conference. Participants can submit any number of abstracts to the Committee for review. Please nominate oral or poster preference. The Committee may need to reallocate oral presentations to poster or vice-versa depending on the topic and available presentation space.



Font: Times New Roman
Title: Bold, centred, 11pt
Authors/affiliations: Underline presenter (e.g. J. Blogg); use superscript number for author’s affiliation.
Text Body: 11pt regular style, single spaced, justified
Spacing: 1 line space
Length: Maximum 250 words
Margins: A4 paper, 25mm margins
Theme: Identify the preferred theme, and whether platform or poster presentation is preferred. 


Abstract Submission

Conference Registration

Due to requests - registration without late penalty has been extended until the 31st of October

Please complete this registration form in block letters and submit it with your registration fee before 31st October 2018.

Select the registration fees that applies to you.

  • Full delegate includes cost of social mixer, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, workshops and conference dinner and GST. 
  • Student includes cost of social mixer, workshops, morning and afternoon teas and lunch.  
  • Late fee applies for registrations after the 31st of October 2018. 
  • Accompanying delegate fee is for attendees accompanying a delegate to the conference dinner at an additional cost of $75.

Payment options

  • Bank transfer – Please include your name as the transaction description (BSB: 06 3215 ACCT: 1024 1442)
  • Pay online – A payment form will be provided to you on receipt of your registration.
  • Credit card (please contact Vince Murone on +61 3 9371 4613 for prompt credit card transaction)

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Melbourne - The Host City

As Australia’s only city with 4 seasons in one day, Melbourne enjoys an eventful climate for outdoor living with easy access to the coastal beaches east and west of the city. The day temperature during November can be expected to range from 15-25°C.

November is the month Melbourne celebrates its Spring (Racing) Carnival including the world renowned Melbourne cup horse race. November is a month long spring party in Melbourne.


The Treacy Centre can be reached by either:

  • Tram: Take Tram 19 from Elizabeth St. towards North Coburg and alight at Walker Street (stop 16)
  • Train: Take trains on the Upfield line and alight at Royal Park Station

Please note, a reusable Myki card is required for travel and should be purchased from a myki machine or ticket office prior to travel.

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