RAFA
RAFA

International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA).

RAFA provides an overview of contemporary trends in ANALYTICAL & BIOANALYTICAL STRATEGIES IN FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY CONTROL and discusses CHALLENGES / NOVEL APPROACHES IN FOOD AND NATURAL PRODUCTS ANALYSIS. Following RECENT & EMERGING ISSUES are addressed within the RAFA 2022 sessions:

  • Mycotoxins, marine and plant toxins in a changing climate
  • Process induced contaminants
  • Pesticide & veterinary drug residues
  • Environmental contaminants
  • Per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS)
  • Emerging alternative proteins: allergens and other issues
  • Metals & metalloids & speciation
  • Cannabinoids in food and supplements
  • Bioactivity determination and identification
  • Flavours in food engineering
  • Multi-omics in food analysis
  • Food fraud, forensics and authenticity
  • Organic crops & foodstuffs
  • Micro- and nanoplastics in food
  • Human biomonitoring and exposure assessment
  • Portable on-site food analysis
  • Food legislation and food control
  • QA/QC & Chemometrics & Big data handling

PRECEDING RAFAs

RAFA 2021 - Virtual event highlighting current Trends & Views

  • 1650 participants from 88 countries
  • 20 lectures presented by distinguished speakers
  • 15% of young scientists' oral presentations
  • 45 companies exhibited / sponsored the conference
  • Series of 25 VENDOR WEBINARS & ADVERTISING SPOTS
  • 31 SPONSORS & SUPPORTING & MEDIA PARTNERS

RAFA 2019

  • 820 delegates participated
  • 53 countries from 4 continents represented
  • 146 lectures including 23% presented by young scientists
  • 495 posters presented
  • 45 companies exhibited / sponsored the conference
  • 15 media partners participated
  • 13 poster awards
  • 16 vendor seminars, 5 workshops on novel analytical strategies, 1 educative interactive seminar, 2 events co-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 FoodSmartphone and PhasmaFood EU projects), EU-China-Safe Info Day (Delivering an Effective, Resilient and Sustainable EU-China Food Safety Partnership), EIT Food Awareness event
RAFA 2017
  • 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)
RAFA 2015
  • Almost 800 scientists participated
  • 61 countries from 5 continents represented
  • **132 lectures **including 22% presented by young scientists
  • 502 posters presented
  • 49 companies exhibited / sponsored the conference
  • 13 media partners participated
  • 9 poster awards
  • 15 vendor seminars, 6 workshops on novel analytical strategies, 1 educative interactive seminar, 2 seminars by food authorities FAO/IAEA and USDA, EU reference laboratories colloquium, HORIZON 2020 EU framework program seminar and FoodIntegrity EU project Open Day organized
RAFA 2013
  • 800 scientists participated
  • 63 countries from 5 continents represented
  • 105 lectures including 20% presented by young scientists’
  • 565 posters presented
  • 44 companies exhibited / sponsored the conference
  • 9 media partners participated
  • 7 poster awards
  • 18 vendor seminars, 3 satellite workshops, 2 educative interactive seminars, 2 seminars by EFSA and USDA, webcast organized
RAFA 2011
  • 650 scientists participated
  • 47 countries from 5 continents represented
  • 80 lectures including 21 young scientists’ presented
  • 490 posters/e-presentations presented
  • 44 companies exhibited / sponsored the conference
  • 6 media partners participated
  • 12 vendor seminars, 2 satellite workshops, 2 Open days of EC 7th FP project organized
RAFA 2009
  • 530 scientists participated
  • 55 countries of 5 continents represented
  • 57 lectures including 13 young scientists’ presented
  • 440 posters presented
  • 26 companies exhibited / sponsored the conference
  • 4 media partners participated
  • 10 vendor seminars and 2 satellite workshops organized
 

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RAFA 2022 - REGISTRATION & Invited speakers

On behalf of the UCT Prague and Wageningen University & Research, we are delighted to invite all food scientists to attend the 10th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA 2022).
 

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BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - 9th International Symposium on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS (RAFA)

Instrumentation
GC, GC/MSD, Sample Preparation, HPLC, LC/MS, ICP/MS, ICP/OES, AAS, Speciation analysis, ICP/MS/MS
Manufacturer
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Industries
Food & Agriculture

RAFA: Towards a generic procedure for the detection of relevant contaminants from waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) in plastic food-contact materials: practical aspects

Instrumentation
GC/MSD, Thermal desorption, Pyrolysis, NIR Spectroscopy, ICP/OES
Manufacturer
Shimadzu
Industries
Food & Agriculture

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - 8th International Symposium on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS (RAFA)

Instrumentation
GC, GC/MSD, HPLC, LC/MS
Manufacturer
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Industries
Food & Agriculture

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS - 6 International Symposium on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD ANALYSIS (RAFA)

Instrumentation
GC, GC/MSD, HPLC, LC/MS
Manufacturer
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Industries
Food & Agriculture