RAFA 2017 Outcomes

The organizers of RAFA 2017 would like to thank to all speakers, poster presenters, other participants and sponsors, exhibitors and media partners for their contributions to very interesting and successful conference.

RAFA 2017 Chairs, Prof. Dr. Jana Hajslova (UCT Prague) and Prof. Dr. Michel Nielen (RIKILT, Wageningen University & Research)

RAFA 2017 in numbers
  • Almost 750 scientists participated
  • 51 countries from 4 continents represented
  • 138 lectures including 25% presented by young scientists
  • 465 posters presented
  • 41 companies exhibited / sponsored the conference
  • 12 media partners participated
  • 7 poster awards
  • 16 vendor seminars, 6 workshops on novel analytical strategies, 1 educative interactive seminar, 2 events organised by food authorities beyond EU - China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA) and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), EU reference laboratories colloquium and SMART LAB (information and demo’s on smart analyzers for on-site testing of food quality and safety by FoodIntegrity, FoodSmartphone and PhasmaFood EU projects)

Book of Abstracts can be downloaded here

Final RAFA 2017 program can be downloaded here

Poster Awards winners can be found here

Presentation “Challenges related to food fraud prevention and detection” by Elke Anklam & Franz Ulberth, European Commission - DG Joint Research Centre , Directorate F: Health, Consumers and Reference Materials, Ispra & Geel here

Presentation “RAFA 2017 Highlights” by Michele Suman, Barilla, Italy here

They talked about RAFA 2017 (selection):
International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis review by NewFood

Editorial Article: Top New Trends in Food Quality and Safety Testing Revealed by SelectScience

Food Analysis at Your Fingerprints by The Analytical Scientist

EU projects tap into ´paradigm shift´ towards on-site testing by FoodQualityNews.com

Analytical methods only part of solution to detect and prevent food fraud by FoodQualityNews.com

Prof. Jana Hajslova, RAFA 2017 chair, gave interview on the RAFA 2017 for the Czech public TV