Day 01 - 6 November

Registration & Snacks


Olivier de Matos

Director General, CropLife Europe

Session 1: Developments in dietary risk assessment and rotational crops

Explore an impact assessment of new calculations in dietary risk with a focused discussion on PRIMo4 and industry reflections, scrutinize potential IESTI equation changes from an industry stance, and glean insights on assessement of rotational crop studies.

Frank Laporte

Dietary Safety Expert, Bayer

Vassilia Sgouri

Dietary Safety Expert, Bayer

Dave Parker

Technical Expert - Consumer Risk Assessment, Syngenta

Coffee Break

Session 2: New OECD guidance – what’s coming next

Anticipate and prepare for impending regulatory shifts with a close look at the upcoming guidance document on harmonized residue definitions from the OECD and explore new paradigms in honey guidance.

Dee Murnane

Global Product Safety Team Lead, Portfolio, Syngenta UK

Michaela Seiferlein

Senior Regulatory Scientist Consumer Safety, BASF Agricultural Solutions

Michael Doherty, Ph.D.

Senior Chemist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs

Mark Slater

Head of Human Safety EAME, Syngenta UK


Networking dinner

End of day 1

Day 02 - 7 November


Session 3: Residues and MRLs in daily life

Review the tangible impact of residues and MRLs in the day-to-day, share challenges faced by traders in both international and EU markets and delve into the certifier's viewpoint followed by a Q&A. The session concludes with an overview of pesticide residue monitoring efforts, highlighting initiatives in private sectors.

Alina Wälter

Project Manager Production Fruit, Vegetables and Potatoes, QS Qualität und Sicherheit

Eglè Baecke

Director Food Quality & Security, Freshfel

Dr. Nicolette Quaedvlieg

Programme manager food safety & quality Fresh Produce Centre, the Netherlands

Coffee break

Session 4: MRLs in the EU, GB and at Codex Alimentarius

Investigate the complexity of MRLs across different regulatory bodies. This session will give insights into ongoing discussion like the comprehensive Article 43 processes, sampling regulation, transitional measures within the EU context, interspersed with a Q&A segment and updates on actual time periods for MRL setting in the EU. Additionally, delve into the adoption and enhancement activities of Codex across varied international domains, examining procedures in the EU, GB, AU, JP, US, and BR.

Almut Bitterhof

Deputy Head of Unit Pesticides and biocides, European Commission, DG SANTE

Nevena Hristozova

Regulatory Affairs Manager, CropLife International

Monika Richter

Global MRLs & Trade manager, BASF

Vassilia Sgouri

Dietary Safety Expert, Bayer

GB-MRLs – Update, new guidance documents with Q&A

Navigate through the latest updates and pivotal shifts in GB-MRLs, offering a transparent lens into the newest guidance documents. This session will provide a deep dive into current evolutions, followed by a Q&A

Paul Brian

MRL Regulatory Scientist, Health & Safety Executive, Government of the United Kingdom

CLI e-learning tool on MRLs, consumer safety and trade

Explore the CLI e-learning tool designed to augment your knowledge on MRLs, fortify approaches towards consumer safety, and navigate the nuanced world of trade. This session will spotlight key functionalities and applications of the tool, facilitating an enriched understanding and application in the real-world agricultural and trade spheres.

Nevena Hristozova

Regulatory Affairs Manager, CropLife International

Closing remarks

Light Lunch

End of workshop