Collaborative Pesticide Residue Studies: Workshop to Identify and Assign Residue Studies with Partnering Countries
Date: May 18th, 2017
Place: Hotel City Express
Organized by: USDA - Program IR4
The objetive of this workshop is to review potential crop/pesticide combinations to include in regional joint residue studies with the United States' IR4 Project. Research projects will be assigned to national study teams, based on country and private sector priorities. The USDA and IR4 project leads will discuss possible funding mechanisms and coordination of the projects. Background presentations will summarize past collaborative work and the importance of improving skills in Good Laboratory Practices. Funding discussions will emphasize the ideas for, and the neet to, leverage funds through cost-sharing models. Pesticide industry will provide guidance and recommendations on how to improve collaborative projects based on previous lessons learned, and provide insight into ways Latin American regulatory authorities can support development of national minor use programs.
The course agenda is available in the following document to download
Risk Assessment for the establishment of pesticide maximum residue limits (MRL's)
Date: May 18th(9:00-17:00)-19th(9:00-16:00),2017
Place: Hotel Wyndham San José – Herradura
Inscription fee: $250 USD per person
Expositors: Daniela Brocca & Lucien Ferreira
All participants attending this course must bring a laptop.
Transportation: it includes transportation from the post-workshop course location to the LAPRW 2017 venue hotel.
The course includes simultaneous interpretation Spanish – English.
The following are the main topics of the course:
- Presentation of EFSAS's role and responsabilities (difference between risk assessment and risk management)
- Calculation and setting of maximum residue limits (MRL) in the European Union
- MRL risk assessment: is the proposed MRL safe?
- MRL enforcement: control activities on food available on the European market
- Outlook of EFSAs on-going scientific activities impacting future pesticides evaluations
This course is sponsored by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the LAPRW 2017
The course contents are available in the following document to download
FAO/IAEA/RALACA Meeting on Data Quality and Management
Date: May 18th-19th,2017
Schedule: 8:00 - 17:00
Place: Country & Suites by Carlson, San José, Costa Rica
Organized by: FAO/IAEA Joint Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, International Atomic Energy Agency
Expositors: Britt Marianna Maestroni, Amadeo Fernández-Alba, Michelangelo Anastassiades & Dolores Hernando
Analytical quality control encompasses all those procedures designed to ensure and demonstrate that the results of laboratory analysis are valid, consistent, comparable, precise and accurate. Analytical results for samples sent for testing at the analytical laboratory must be reliable in order to avoid incomplete or faulty interpretation when the data are used for decision making. Unreliable data can have a negative impact on decision-making. To help meet quality requirements, the Joint FAO/IAEA Division will hold a training workshop on "Data Quality for Decision Making". The purpose of the workshop is to present and share analytical and statistical strategies for the generation of accurate and reliable results for decision making processes, and to provide a forum for interdisciplinary networking between stakeholders in the farm to fork food chain.