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Metrological Determination of Micro and Nano Contaminants in Food (Hybrid)

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5 September 2023, 13:30-17:30 CEST, and 6 September 2023, 09:30-12:30 CEST


The European Metrology Network for Safe and Sustainable Food is hosting a hybrid training event on micro and nano contaminants in food.


Registration deadline is 31 August 2023.


Tuesday, 5 September 2023 - Metrology and Standardisation of Micro and Nanoparticles Measurements

Time (CEST) Topic Speaker
13:30 Welcome & Introduction Andrea M. Rossi,
Hanspeter Andres
13:45 The production of nanoparticle reference materials Gill Holcombe
14:15 Standardisation of the measurement and characterisation of nanomaterials Charles Clifford
14:45 SEM/EDS as THE versatile and powerful tool for micro and nano analysis Dan Hodoroaba
15:15 Coffee break  
15:30 XPS/HAXPES on (core-shell) nanoparticles Joerg Radnik
16:00 Metrological characterisation of nanoparticles in food products and complex matrices using multi-detector AF4 and sp-ICPMS Enrica Alasonati
16:30 Analytical tools for measurement of size, zeta-potential and concentration of particles in liquids Caterina Minelli
17:00 Discussions & Conclusions Chiara Portesi
17:30 Evening Programme  



Wednesday, 6 September 2023 - Nano and Microparticles in Food

Time (CEST) Topic Speaker
09:30 Quality control for the measurement of microplastics – A reference material and an inter-lab trial for the water matrix Susanne Belz
10:00 Future ISO Standard on Microplastics Analysis in Drinking Water by Spectroscopic Methods: Highlights on Sample Preparation, Analysis, and Method Validation Alina Maltseva
10:30 Coffee break  
10:45 Traceable methodology for the quantification of nanomaterials added to food Dorota Bartczak
11:15 Guidelines for sample preparation, detection, identification and characterization by spICP-MS and EM-EDX of nano-objects in inorganic additives incorporated in food matrices George Favre,  Fanny Caputo
11:45 Harmonisation of methods for the detection of micro and nano plastics. Experiences from the EUROqCHARM and PlasticTrace project Bert van Bavel
12:15 Final discussions Chiara Portesi
12:45 Lunch at METAS  


The European Metrology Network for Safe and Sustainable Food is support by the EMPIR project Food-MetNet 20NET02.

Event Information

2023-09-05 to 2023-09-06
METAS (Bern-Wabern, Switzerland) and Online
Capacity Building , EMN Safe and Sustainable Food