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Envionmental Emergency and Security Services
Through some twenty years of experience, including ten years spent with Suez where he was the group’s safety director, Franck Galland decided to devote the rest of his career to an entrepreneurial project.
In 2010, he thus created Environmental Emergency & Security Services, an engineering consulting firm specializing in urban resilience, which aims to support local authorities and critical infrastructure operators (water, sanitation and hydroelectricity) in their efforts to anticipate and respond to operating crises. In the course of its work, it has carried out more than a hundred safety and crisis management audits of water and energy facilities, some of which were classified. An expert in infrastructure security, he is also an associate researcher at the Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique (FRS) and a member of the think tank Resources. For his writings, he has been chosen as France’s representative on the Global High Level Panel for Water & Peace, a diplomatic initiative launched by the Swiss government. Finally, an officer in operational reserve since the end of his national service, currently at the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, Franck Galland is assigned as a water expert to the Centre d’Expertises Techniques de l’Infrastructure de la Défense (CETID). He is authorized to work in the field of defence secrecy.
Feedback on food safety Friday 31/01 10:00 am – Management of a contamination of drinking water supply networks.
Regional Prefect, Chairman of Ares Audit, and Senior adviser at Lysios public affairs
André Viau, after his university studies and his studies at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, joined the Ministry of the Interior in 1980. Sub-prefect in Charente Maritime, Ille et Vilaine, Puy de Dôme, Côte d’Or and Nord, he was appointed Prefect in 1995. In this capacity, he served in Haute Corse, Yonne, Atlantic Pyrenees, Centre region, Midi Pyrenees region (2007).
He was also deputy director of the office of the Minister of the Interior (2006/2007), advisor to the Prime Minister’s office (2002/2004), director of the office of the Minister of Defence (2007/2009).
He was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sofired (2009/2014), Chairman of the aeronautical holdings management company (SOGEPA) (2009/20012).
Since 2016, he has been Chairman of Ares Audit, and senior adviser at Lysios public affairs.
Prior to Phytocontrol, Eric worked in various control laboratories including the SCL of Montpellier (DGCCRF) in the service of pesticide residue analysis in food.
Feedback food safety Friday 31/01 10:00 am – Management of a contamination of drinking water supply networks.
Head of Isotope Mass Spectrometry France at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Hélène, who holds a Ph.D. in Earth and Universe Sciences from the University of Grenoble, joined Thermo Fisher Scientific in August 2018 to work on high-resolution isotope mass spectrometry and elemental analysis in France. In 2014, after her thesis, she joined the University of St. Andrews and then the University of Bristol as a postdoctoral researcher. During her studies and her postdoctoral years, she has gained extensive practical experience in isotope mass spectrometry.
Feedback authenticity Thursday 30/01 17h00 – Food fraud and health risk: isotope analyses for the determination of authenticity and origin of food products.
Senior Principal Scientist
Scientific & Research project manager – Herb & Spice Expert
GLOBAL QUALITY & FOOD SAFETY CoE
McCormick & Company, Inc.
Trained as a Chemical Engineer at the E.S.P.C.I. of the city of Paris, I joined Ducros in 1995, which became a subsidiary of McCormick & Co, Inc. in 2000. McCormick is the world leader in flavours, herbs and spices. As head of the European Central Analytical Laboratory for 22 years, I am now part of the McCormick Global Quality & Food Safety Center of Excellence where I work as a researcher and scientific project manager in the field of herbs and spices. In particular, I develop targeted and non-targeted methods for the detection of adulterations.
I am a member of the European Spice Association and the mirror group Afnor/CEN V03B (horizontal food methods).
Authenticity conference Thursday 30/01 17h25 – Prevention of food fraud: the case of herbs and spices.
Professor, PhD, HDR
Bruno LE BIZEC graduated from Nantes University as a Doctor in Analytical Chemistry (PhD, 1995). He is Professor since 2005 in food safety at the National Veterinary College of Nantes, Oniris. Professor Le Bizec is the Head of the French National Reference Laboratory LABERCA (growth promoters in farm animals and persistent organic pollutants in food). He is the Director of the Research Laboratory UMR1329 Oniris-INRA. He is currently chairing the Contaminant panel (ERCA) of the French Agency for Food Safety (Anses) (2018-2020). Professor Le Bizec is also serving as a member on a FAO/WHO expert committee on food additives (JECFA) since 2008 and in IARC (PCB monography, 2013). He is member of the WADA Laboratory Expert Group since 2015 that is responsible for the overall management of the anti-doping laboratory accreditation process. Bruno’s activities include membership in several scientific committees at international scientific events [Euroresidue (NL), VDRA (B), RAFA (CZ), International SaskVal Workshop (CA)…). He is teaching food safety, risk analysis and analytical chemistry. He is coordinating the actions of SARAF, an international education school specialized in Advanced Residue Analysis in Food. Bruno is the Head Deputy of the Doctoral School ‘Biology and Health’ of the Bretagne-Loire University (700 PhD students). He is the author or co-author of more than 320 peer-reviewed scientific papers (h-index 47), 1 book and 12 book chapters, 200 oral communications. Bruno Le Bizec received several awards amongst which the Euroresidue Award in 2004 for its research career on steroid hormones analysis. He was bestowed Knight of the Order of Academic Palms in 2015 by the French Government for distinguished services.
Microbiology Engineer – Phytocontrol
Engineer in microbiology applied to the food industry, biomedical and environment, Sophie joined Phytocontrol in 2016 after 4 years as a food hygiene and safety auditor in supermarkets, commercial and collective catering. Within Phytocontrol, she developed the food and water microbiology analysis service, then implemented innovative analysis methods such as PCR or MALDI TOF allowing food professionals to obtain fast and accurate analysis results.
Food safety conference Friday 31/01 9:45 am – Maldi : microbio risk
Sales Manager – Shimadzu
Thierry Legoupil is commercial manager of the mass spectrometry team within the French subsidiary of the Shimadzu group. After an engineering degree at Polytech ‘Lille, Thierry worked for more than 20 years in several companies where he was able to discover and learn the different technologies used in chemical and biological analysis laboratories to characterize samples. Shimadzu’s innovation and dynamism allows him to meet today’s challenges and Thierry will briefly present some technological solutions for food authenticity analysis.
Microbiology Manager STERIXENE
After 23 years spent in laboratories and technical centers, specializing in food and water microbiology, she joined STERIXENE in 2019 with the ambition to better understand pulsed light decontamination, an emerging technology of recent years. Barbara is currently working on the impact of pulsed light on different food matrices and on numerous packaging.
Professor University of Bordeaux
Professor at the University of Bordeaux since 2015, Deputy Director Oenology Research Unit (EA 4577, USC INRA 1366, IPB), responsible for the Molecules of Biological Interest (MIB) axis.
Director of the Authenticity GIS, this scientific interest group aims to promote and supervise exchanges linked to research and innovation activities in wine authenticity in the New Aquitaine region, it brings together laboratories from the Universities of Bordeaux and Pau, and public and private partners.
In charge of the VRAI (Vin-Research-Authenticity-Identity) platform of the Institute of Vine and Wine Sciences (ISVV), a shared, high level and high throughput analytical platform dedicated to the fine chemical characterization of wine components, vines and other food samples.
Eric CAPODANNO, co-founder of Phytocontrol creates in 2006 the Laboratory specialized in the analysis of contaminants in the food industry and the environment. Currently Scientific Director, he is in charge of the development of contaminant analysis methods in food and water, he is also Director of BPL Test Facility which manages pesticide residue studies requested by Plant Protection companies in the context of Marketing Authorization.
Technical evaluator for Cofrac since 2012 in the field of pesticides, process contaminant and heavy metals, Eric is actively involved in standardization commissions with AFNOR in these areas.
Eric is a chemical engineer by training, from the Superior National School of Chemistry of Montpellier.
IFS Technical Project &
IFS Food Standard Manager
Engineer in Applied Microbiology and Biological Engineering at AgroParisTech Institute, I joined IFS in 2016 after having spent two years in a microbiological analysis laboratory in the agri-food sector. IFS owns private repositories, created by representatives of the retail sector in France, the FCD and in Germany, the HDE. Today I am responsible for the IFS Food standard and its revision and representative of the IFS offices in France, which consists, among other things, in leading the IFS France working group composed of representatives from the retail sector, manufacturers and certification bodies.
R & D Bioinformatics Engineer for Phytocontrol
Ph.D. in Plant Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vincent joined Phytocontrol in 2017 after conducting his research in several public institutions in France and Australia such as CEA, CNRS, CSIRO and ANU. He joins the group as a Bio-informatician and has set up the authenticity platform by NGS (DNA sequencing) within the Biotechnology department.
With a doctoral degree in Plant Biology, Microbiology and Biotechnology, Vincent joined Phytocontrol in 2017 after completing research in various public institutes in France and Australia, including CEA, CNRS, CSIRO and ANU.
He joined the group as a bioinformatician and set up the NGS (DNA sequencing) authenticity platform in the Biotechnology department.
Innovation Manager for Bureau Veritas Agro since 2010
Engineer Agri ESA Angers, for 25 years in animal production, breeding techniques, IT tools for breeders and sectors, and a quality manager experience.
Co-founder and CEO of Tilkal
Matthieu Hug is the co-founder and CEO of Tilkal, software infrastructure enabling agrifood and industrial channels to organize end-to-end product traceability, analyze their supply chain in real time and provide transparency. Matthieu is also board member of several digital startups, and administrator of the ALCCI (association against the illegal trade).
Between 2007 and 2016, Matthieu co-founded and directed RunMyProcess, a B2B cloud platform acquired in 2013 by Fujitsu Group. Previously he held various operational or consulting positions around digital technologies for the company.
Matthieu is a Supélec engineer by training and holds a Master of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
R & D Senior Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific on NGS applications for food protection
Founder of Biopremier SA, a start-up specialized in DNA-based food analysis methods and a pioneer in the introduction of NGS in the food sector for routine analyzes in the areas of fraud and food protection.
SGS Molecular Global Food Business Development Director.
Actively involved as expert in the standardization of molecular biology methods at AFNOR, CEN and ISO mainly on the topic of authenticity, traceability and food safety. Standard ISO 22949 project leader introducing DNA sequencing (including NGS) for the identification of animal species in the food sector.
Collaborated over the past 12 years with some of the world’s leading food companies, including some of the world’s leading retailers, food industries, and government and regulatory entities all around the world.
PhD in Molecular Biology and Microbiology at the new University of Lisbon.