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2nd European Dairy Quality Conference

NOVEMBER 14, 2019

Amsterdam Schiphol, Netherlands


Welcome to the 2019 Edition of the Dairy Conference

Pioneering diagnostics since 1963 and committed in the One-Health initiative, bioMérieux is happy to announce our 2019 European Dairy Quality Conference.

This one-day conference addresses all stakeholders in the food industry with a specific focus on Dairy. All organizations involved in food safety and food quality, milk quality and control, dairy producers and retailers, production, supply - and laboratory managers as well as institutes watching over public and animal health are kindly invited to participate.

Hot topics in the dairy industry will be touched upon various points of view. You will have the opportunity to discover the latest insights and advances developed to protect your brands and the health of the people that consume dairy products as well as the optimization of processes within your company. There will be excellent opportunities to network and exchange ideas for all professionals with core interest in the dairy industry within Europe. Lectures will be given and moderated by renowned international speakers highly committed in food safety, food microbiology and animal welfare.


  • 9h00 - Welcome Coffee 
  • 10h00 - Opening and Introduction 

Grégoire Bonnefois, bioMérieux, EMEA Food Marketing Director
François Bourdichon, Food Safety Microbiologist, Chair of the Standing Committee on Microbiological Hygiene, delegate of France at the International Dairy Federation

  • 10h15 – Dairy product-specific microbiological risks and regulatory impacts 
    Isabelle Desforges, Global Scientific Manager - Member of french normalisation comitee AFNOR V08B and elected member for France at ISO/TC Food microbiology
  • 11h00 - Environmental Pathogen Management - Working Towards a Preventive Model 
    Jack Van der Sanden, International Food Safety Advisor
  • 11h45 – From Grass to Glass 
    Eric Timmermans, Friesland Campina, Corporate Quality Director 
  • 12h30 - Networking Lunch 
  • 14h00 - 1 + 1 > 2: why collecting genomes matters, big data entering into augmented diagnostics
    Hannes Pouseele, Applied Maths, Senior Expert in Bioinformatics and Data Science
  • 14h45 - Spores in milk powders – a practical method for enumeration and linking levels with spoilage of heated reconstituted products
    Marjon Wells-Bennik, NIZO, Principal Scientist Food Safety 
  • 15h30 - Break 
  • 16h00 -  Biofilms in dairy: a novel approach for measuring the response to sanitizers
    Pieter Gouws, Professor in Center for Food Safety at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • 16h45 – Round table: From reactive to pro-active: Limits of finished product testing for risk management and new proposed options
    François Bourdichon 
  • 17h30 – Conclusions and closing statements
    Grégoire Bonnefois & François Bourdichon
  • 18h00 - End of the conference and networking drink

[UPDATE] Registration: Event is full. It is no longer possible to register.

Practical Information

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Hotel HILTON, Amsterdam Schiphol international Airport 
2019 November, Thursday 14th 

Hotel HILTON is located directly in the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. A short flight from all major European cities will allow a one day return trip. A train station is also located directly inside the terminal building. The hotel can be easily reached by feet via the covered walkway from the central “Plaza” in Schiphol airport (follow the Hilton sign) and for those coming by car, parking can be found in the basement. Why not take the opportunity to extend your journey to enjoy the culture and cityscape of Amsterdam during the week-end? 

Fee: Conference is free of charge. 
A certificate of participation will be given upon request.

[UPDATE] Registration: Event is full. It is no longer possible to register.