Now more than ever, we are confronted with humanity’s future challenges. Climate change and global food production have a significant impact on our food and health security. One of the most crucial issues facing humanity is to move towards healthier, more sustainable consumption habits. As significant stakeholders in the food processing industry and the environment, we all have a role to play to meet these challenges. Over these two days, the many interactive conferences, speeches, round tables and discussions will cover a wide range of topics. Issues such as food safety, authenticity, traceability, digitalisation, regulation and many others will be addressed in this new international conference. The Phytocontrol Group is proud to repeat this experiment and welcome you to the second conference, in the centre of Nîmes, a region where innovation is fostered. Let us put our expertise to use and do all we can improve food safety, and let us meet the environmental and food issues both of today and of tomorrow.

Mikaël Bresson, President and Founder of Phytocontrol.

” We are responsible for what will unite us tomorrow ”

This second FOOD Risk symposium will be held in Nîmes on 08 and 09 June 2022. With the success of the first conference, we are repeating this format over 2 days packed full of interactive conferences, speeches, round tables, views and future action plans. The guiding thread of this year will be food safety and authenticity, which include related issues such as regulations, traceability and digitalisation, as well as new opportunities for professionals in the sector against a background of climate change and globalisation. The aim will once again be to determine the measures and strategies that can be used to address and meet current and future challenges for food safety in the face of risks.


PHYTOCONTROL is a group of independent French consulting and analytical laboratories based across Europe and abroad, founded in Nîmes in 2006. Starting out as specialists in contaminant analysis and over the course of 15 years, Phytocontrol has become a leading stakeholder in the food safety and environment sector. Our company draws on 3 key strengths – a strong culture of innovation, technical and scientific excellence and responsiveness – to satisfy our customers from a range of markets: – Phytocontrol AgriFood: the food processing industry, from field to fork. – Phytocontrol Waters: analysis and surveillance of the sanitary and environmental quality of water. – Phytocontrol Biopharma: analysis of cosmetics and parapharmaceuticals. By establishing a partnership with Food Expert Institute and by acquiring the Zest HACCP digital solution, Phytocontrol Group provides innovative technical solutions and comprehensive support for laboratory analyses, regulatory watch and training, quality audits and hygiene and sanitary traceability consulting.


Chaired by Benoit Roig, the University of Nîmes is characterized by its proximity and its professional vocation. Thanks to its multidisciplinary training offer, its objective is to allow as many people as possible to access higher education in order to achieve successful professional integration. With more than 5,000 students, its human size facilitates the monitoring and personalization of each person’s course in order to promote the development and success of the student project. Among these research teams, the UPR CHROME team is a transdisciplinary team whose objectives are:

  • The study by crossed approaches (technological and human and social sciences) of the phenomena linked to the emergence and/or the chronicity of risks as well as to their management, both at the scientific level and at the level of their consideration in decision-making, public, media and political debate.
  • Support for informed decision-making on emerging and chronic risks to human health (safety and well-being of populations).

Within this framework, 4 main thematic axes have been defined:

  • Chronic and emerging contaminants
  • Industrial risks and nuclear safety
  • Environmental Changes
  • Organization, well-being and safety of populations