Events

Below, events on which tools from the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment were presented are shown. For additional events (with German as presenting language) please have a look at the German webpage.

FoodChain-Lab Training

(03.12.2018-05.12.2018 in Parma, Italy)
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ECDC-EFSA joint workshop on „Preparedness for a multi-national food safety-public health incident“

(15.05.2018-17.05.2018 in Vienna, Austria)
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FoodChain-Lab Training

(19.03.2018-21.03.2018 in Budapest, Hungary)
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Workshop: Risk Assessment Modelling and Knowledge Sharing Initiatives (RAKIP/FDA-iRISK®)

(26.09.2017 in Cordoba, Spain)
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FoodChain-Lab Training

(08.11.2017-10.11.2017 in Berlin, Germany)

We offer an intensive practical course on how to trace contaminated foods in foodborne outbreak events with FoodChain-Lab. The workshop is especially for risk managers and risk assessors with IT-application experience.

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Info-Flyer

FoodChain-Lab Training

(14.06.2017-16.06.2017 in London, United Kingdom)
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BfR-Training STEM-Workshop

(6.02.2017-07.02.2017 in Berlin, Germany)
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Baltic Countries 2016 Workshop on Crisis preparedness

(15.03.2016 – 17.03.2016 in Riga, Latvia)
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HoA workshop: Tools supporting food chain safety assessments

(08.02.2016 – 09.02.2016 in Berlin, Germany)
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BfR-Academy Training FoodChain-Lab

(12.11.2015 – 13.11.2015)

Foodborne outbreak and food tracing investigations are becoming increasingly complex due to changing patterns in the global food production and supply chain network resulting in more and more complex delivery chains. In 2002 EU regulation (EC) No 178/2002 was enacted to cope with the new requirements for food safety. By this regulation traceability of food is legally required in the European Union.

FoodChain-Lab is a free open-source software providing trace back and forward analysis for food items along food supply chains, e.g. in case of foodborne disease outbreak investigations. FoodChain-Lab was developed at the BfR in research projects and is now made available for everybody who is interested.

FoodChain-Lab provides integrated data management, validation, enrichment and visualization features as well as interactive analysis and reasoning methods. For each product (food item or ingredient) and each station (e.g. food producer, restaurant) scores are computed to estimate the likelihood that the product/station is related to a contamination event (e.g. causing an outbreak). The software also allows to run simulations based on cross contamination during production, processing or geographical parameters.

In this workshop we will demonstrate specific applications of the software and provide hands-on training for interested users. Therefore it is necessary to bring own laptops. The laptop must be able to connect to Wi-Fi via WPA2.

The target audience of this workshop is employees of risk management and assessment authorities from the European member states with IT-application experience. Ideally, the participant will be a contact point in future international tracing investigations and for their respective countries.

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