Seminar on Certification and regulations for Food Safety


Programme (tentative)

13.15            Registration , coffee/tea

13.45            Opening by the chairman and introduction of the topic: Frank Joosten IAC

14.00            Loretta Sonn - FAO: Good Agriculture Practices and Certification for Food Safety from an international perspective. 

14.25            Olga van der Valk - LEI:  EurepGAP certification: safer food or new trade-barriers

14.50            Albert Swinkels - Nutreco: Quality assurance in the meat chain: problems and opportunities

15.15             Break for tea / coffee

15.45            Janice Jiggins - consultant: Organic and Fair Trade, pitfalls and hopeful developments

16.10            André de Jager - LEI: Making sense out of the confusion, an economist's interpretation of today's  presentations

16.30            Panel discussion with the speakers

17.00            Closure, thanks, and drinks

Further information

Information on the seminar is available on, or from Arend Jan Nell (, tel 0317 -495230) and Hans Schiere (


Professionals €20,-, and students €5,-, including drinks. Fees to be paid upon arrival.


Please register by contacting Ms. Doetie Schadenberg (tel 0317- 495375) or by e-mail


Wageningen International Conference Centre,

Lawickse Allee 9, 6701 AN Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Phone: +31 (0)317 495495,