Information on Conference proceedings & Special issue


It is our pleasure to invite you to the 5th International Feed Conference, jointly organised by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC-IRMM), the Walloon Agricultural Research Centre (CRA-W) and the RIKILT Wageningen UR (Institute of Food Safety). In the previous editions, due to e.g. the BSE and dioxin crises and other feed related incidents, the focus was on the crucial role of feed safety to ensure food safety. In the past decades regulations have been significantly enforced. Additionally, increased activities in the feed sector to safeguard feed safety, establishment of risk assessment systems and international cooperation were established to improve detection capabilities.

Today, the focus slightly changed from feed safety to feed security and other challenges, ranging from traceability to new feed materials. The conference therefore intends to bring together colleagues from different horizons, such as research organisations, industry academia and public organisation, reflecting the diversity of feed challenges, to discuss the current and future challenges related to feed.

This conference is part of the series of the previous International Feed Safety conferences organized in:

  • Namur, Belgium (2004)
  • Namur, Belgium (2007)
  • Wageningen, The Netherlands (2009)
  • Beijing, China (2012)

The organizers hope to welcome you in October 2016 and look forward to a great conference at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in Geel, Belgium.


The following topics will be covered:
(participants should be able to allocate their abstract(s) to a maximum of 2 topics

  • New feed materials and security (availability of feed/food)
  • Traceability/authenticity of feed materials including additives
  • Contaminants, undesirable substances, residues
  • The industry perspective


The conference language will be English.

Conference proceedings

Authors of selected abstracts for oral or poster presentations are invited to provide a short summary of their presentation or a copy of their poster or a copy of their presentation, for publication in the conference proceedings. The conference proceedings will be published as a JRC report after the conference. The deadline for contribution to the proceedings is 18 November 2016. Contributions shall be sent to JRC-GEE-FC2016@ec.europa.eu.

Special issue

A special issue in Food Additives and Contaminants will also be dedicated to the conference. Authors of accepted abstracts are invited to submit full manuscripts for publication in the journal. All manuscripts will undergo the normal peer-review process of the journal.

Submissions of full manuscripts shall be done to the journal website specifying that it is the special issue for the conference (tick the box special issue) at https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tfac.

Deadline for submission: 10 November 2016.

Proceedings proposals and full manuscripts will be considered for publication only when the registration fee is received.

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