Program day 2
Thursday April 7th, Global Feed Safety Summit
We will level-up the discussion and encourage the participants to engage in the dialogue. Participate in many interesting topics like challenges, sustainability, feed and food security, knowledge sharing and digitalisation. Our goal is to hear everyone’s opinion.
9:45 CET Plenary 3: Facing the industry challenges, correction and prevention
The growing population and changing behaviour of consumers leads to growing animal protein consumption and will therefore also lead to an increase of demand for feed materials. Having said that, the whole industry must be ready to face several challenges:
Firstly, the climate goals are demanding to reduce the greenhouse emissions in the animal production and feed contributes to that.
Secondly, differences on governmental policies and regulations to realize these climate goals could challenge the feed industry around the globe.
And lastly, national cultures in countries are different in several regions and therefore feed safety culture around the world can also be different. This could have an impact on feed safety management in a company.
Are these challenges recognizable? And how does the feed industry act on it?
Plenary 4: Sustainable future for feed & food: Safety & security
In many regions, the demand for non-GMO and organic feed are continuously growing that causes scarcity of feed materials. Many private and non-governmental organizations are exerting efforts to address the effect of this on feed supply, and the safety of products. This includes responsible fishmeal production, responsible soy and palm oil. They form the most important commodities (collective soy initiative, soy retail group).
Plenary 5: Digitalization: Impact on the future of feed industry
Blockchain, big data sharing and hybrid auditing, these are a few of the many remarkable technology revolutions that the industry is trying to perfect before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world.The situation forces everyone to utilize what has been started. For the example, remote auditing has proven to be successful, and supports monitoring the safety of the industry since it was introduced. Blockchain technology is becoming more and more popular, yet the industry needs more knowledge about how to deal with it. Data consolidation and sharing is one of the first initiatives, yet the sector remains sceptical. All these will influence the future of the industry, and feed safety, to control quality and safety. Who is accountable and responsible?
Plenary 6: Knowledge sharing: Key Interest of the whole feed chain
Knowledge is power. The best way to improve feed safety management practices in companies in the whole feed supply chain, is to invest in educating people actively in daily operations. The industry is ready to bring together the need of individuals in different sectors of the whole feed supply chain in a non-competitive way.
Host and presentor
Donatello Piras is a chairman, presenter and moderator with years of experience at home in the Netherlands and abroad. Donatello hosts over close to a hundred meetings a year as an emcee, moderator and host for companies, governments, NGOs and the education sector. He has attained broad based experience in leading a variety of special events and conferences where he specializes in interaction and engagement with speakers and public. Donatello’s energetic approach in the many roles he plays is characterized by professionalism and enthusiasm. Donatello presents in Dutch, as well as English, German and Italian.
Donatello is an all-round generalist with a multifaceted background as a communication consultant, journalist and moderator that allows him to expertly navigate a broad range of topics in depth. Some of these topics include: energy transition & climate, agricultural marketing & communications, finance, education, healthcare, tax & tax avoidance, advocacy and legal representation, sustainability, logistics, as well as export and retail practices.
Angela Pellegrino Missaglia
Principal Trainer- Sindirações & Owner- Angela Pellegrino Consultores
Angela Pellegrino Missaglia is an independent consultant and has been involved in different projects in feed and food safety. She has 35 years of experience in quality control and quality assurance and different certification schemes. She has been involved in risk analysis, risk assessments, feed and food fraud and defence for different governments and organizations.
She is a trainer on quality standards for industry, labs, and regulators. She also supported the Brazilian on the “Intergovernmental Codex Task Force on Animal Feeding”, and “Codex Committee on Food Hygiene”. She is a member of the Brazilian Codex Working Group on Residues of Veterinary Drugs and the Working Group of Food Hygiene. Angela developed and instructed the training modules for the IFIF Capacity Development Pilot Project in Nigeria, Tanzania and Ghana and developed the online training modules for the application of the FAO/IFIF Manual.
Angela is a Chemical Engineer and MSc in Food Engineering and has attended University of Campinas, University of São Paulo, Utrecht University, Texas AM University for different courses in the feed and food safety, lab systems as well as risk assessment.
Evelien van Donselaar
Global Programme Manager Feed Safety, Trouw Nutrition
Evelien van Donselaar joined Trouw Nutrition 10 years ago and is currently working as Global Programme Manager Feed Safety for the Selko Feed Additives department of the company. Selko offerings include research-proven feed additives that support the full chain, from raw material hygiene, throughout the feed milling process and supporting animal health to help animals reach their full production potential.
In her current position, Evelien comes across a lot of by-products which are being used on liquid feeding farms. The use of these by-products brings an abundance of opportunities but also some challenges on microbial threat. With her experience, she can look beyond the farmer, further into the food chain. This triggered her to create the Selko Revalet product line for preservation of by-products at the food and beverage production stage, reducing the microbial challenge right at the source, while preserving the nutritional value.
Prior to joining Selko Feed additives Evelien van Donselaar worked for innovative companies focusing on the production of alternative proteins with insects and the production of biological active milk with dairy cows.
With her background in animal health care and feed safety, a passion for upcycling by-products she likes to think out of the box and in solutions to support our purpose of “Feeding the Future”.
Vice-President of EFFPA & CMMO (material management) at Feedvalid
Alexander Romme is Vice-President of EFFPA, the European Former Foodstuff Processors Association. On behalf of EFFPA he is member of the GMP+ International Expert Committee. In his role as Chairman of VIDO, the Dutch association for companies active in the former foodstuff industry, he co-led the project of submitting LCA datasets on processed former foodstuffs to the GFLI Database, which was completed in December 2021. Alexander is also Vice-Chairman of Bfan, the German association for companies active in the former foodstuff industry.
In business life, Alexander is currently CMMO (material management) at Feedvalid, which is a company that valorizes raw materials and processes former foodstuffs from the food industry into high-quality, innovative feed ingredients for the compound feed, pet food and aquaculture industries, agricultural trade and on-farm mixers. He holds several responsibilities, ranging from the sourcing & purchasing of all raw materials and processing agents, to the company’s CSR & quality policy. He works for FeedValid since April 2014 and has held various positions, including manager of the business unit “circular”, covering the production sites of FeedValid in the Netherlands and Germany. Before 2014 Alexander worked at various companies that were active in the sourcing and processing of wet by-products as well as former foodstuffs.
Alexander is a graduate in livestock farming at the HAS University of Applied Sciences and lives in the south of the Netherlands.
Evert van de Pest
Manager International Competence Center FSSC & GMP+ at Kiwa VERIN
Evert van de Pest joined Kiwa in February 2022 after 25 years of working experience in Automotive, Logistics, Food and Feed Certification Businesses. The TIC (Testing, Inspection and Certification) business is his area of expertise, not only as a manager but also as an auditor, visiting companies worldwide for audits and inspections. Throughout the years, training of auditors and staff of (partner) certification bodies, sharing knowledge and participating in scheme and standard development, has been an important part of his work and passion.
Evert has been a part of the GMP+ community from the start of GMP+ auditing by Certification Bodies in 2000, at first for the scope road transport and later also for other scopes within the GMP+ Feed Certification scheme.
In his current position, Evert supports Kiwa units and partner Certification Bodies globally with accreditation services, knowledge and competence, with the aim to provide for a harmonized approach and delivery of feed and food certification to companies in the agri-food chain worldwide.
Johan den Hartog
Business Development Director at GMP+ International
Johan den Hartog has a degree in Agriculture Engineering (BSc) and Masters in Business Administration (MBA). He is experienced in policy making, project management regarding feed safety assurance, environmental issues, training, education, working conditions and scientific research related to animal nutrition. Since 2010, he is fully in charge with feed safety certification.
Johan den Hartog was Managing Director until July 2021. Since then, he is the Business Development Director of GMP+ International, an organisation with almost 70% global market share in the feed safety certification industry with almost 20,000 members. Mr. den Hartog was previously the Secretary General of the Dutch Product Board Animal Feed for 21 Years.
Corporate Affairs Director Chair GFLI
Nick Major graduated from Adams Harper University in 1985 with a BSc in Agricultural Technology and joined BOCM PAULS the same year. Since then, Nick has had a number of roles with the Company in sales, general management and marketing across all species groups. In July 2012, BOCM PAULS became part of ForFarmers which is now the largest animal feed company in Europe operating in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Poland and the UK. Nick has responsibility for Corporate Affairs across the company. In this role, he leads on sustainability and policy development and represents the Company on a number of national and European industry organisations. Nick is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
In addition to his roles within ForFarmers, Nick is a member of the Board and a former Chairman of AIC (Agricultural Industries Confederation) which is the UK agri-supply industry’s leading trade association and a Non-Executive Director of CIELivestock Limited, a livestock agri-tech innovation centre in the UK. Nick is a Board Member and immediate past President of FEFAC (European Feed Manufacturers Federation) and Chair of GFLI (Global Feed LCA Institute)
Commercial Director at GMP+ International
- Career in especially the TIC (Testing Inspection Certification) business, at SGS laboratory, TLR laboratory, Peterson Control Union (inspection & certification), Bureau Veritas (inspection), Kiwa (certification);
- Area of work has especially been agri-commodities, feed and food;
- Reach: always active in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and the rest of the world;
- Also work experience in eastern Europe;
- Many times, roles like commercial and/or business development manager;
- As of September 1, commercial director at GMP+ International B.V.
- I enjoy working with a professional team at GMP+ International B.V.
Further I appreciate a good sense of humour while working with colleagues and relations.
Managing Director and main shareholder of Hermetia Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Heinrich Katz is Managing Director and main shareholder of Hermetia Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, a German-based company rearing black soldier fly for animal feed and pet food markets mainly. Hermetia is also involved in R&D activities in the field of insect rearing and the production of derived products. Hermetia was one of the IPIFF Founding Members. Within the association, Heinrich holds the position of Treasurer since April 2015. He is also President of Katz Biotech AG, a German stock-based company rearing insects and mites for biological pest control and ecotoxicological tests.
Roland van der Post
Managing Director at GMP+ International
Managing Director of Control Union Certifications B.V.
Jan-Frans Bastiaanse is Managing Director of Control Union Certifications B.V. in the Netherlands. As a Tropical Forestry engineer with extended experience in the agricultural sector, he has over 25 years of audit experience in many parts of the world. He is familiar with the challenges faced by independent third parties, clients and their consultants.
Chair of the UK trade association and of the FEFAC Feed Safety Management Committee
I graduated from Edinburgh University B.Sc. and worked for a UK national feed compounder as a nutritionist for 4 years. In 1984 I joined a regional animal feed business in the North of England and have never changed company since but been demerged, merged and sold several times before finally becoming part of AB Agri in 2001. I have done a variety of roles within those 36 years including marketing, purchasing, supply chain management, transport, commercial account management, nutrition, quality assurance, food safety and even been Company Secretary at one point ( my worst nightmare!). I moved to a new role as AB Agri Director of Feed Safety in 2016.
I am currently Chair of the UK trade association, AIC and Chair of the FEFAC Feed Safety Committee.
Out of work, I live on a small grassland farm in the North of England. I really enjoy riding my horse, seeing my wider family, eating at my son’s pub, doing as much amateur theatre as the job allows and being part of that rural community.
Ma. Reyes Gutiérrez Martín
Quality and Food Safety Manager at Nutrion Internacional SLU
Degree in VETERINARY Medicine, la Universidad Complutense from Madrid. Master in Animal Nutrition. FEDNA. 2014- present. Nutrion Internacional SLU. Quality and Food Safety Manager. Implementation of quality management systems GMP+ FSA B1, B2 and GMP+ FRA, ISO, RSPO, in fat Manufactured plants for feed in Spain and Indonesia. Also, GMP+ FSA B3 for all our offices, Spain, Indonesia, and Singapore. Adaptation of European quality management systems to the USA. FDA training.
Chairman Collaborative Soy Initiative & RTRS President
Lieven Callewaert is an agronomist with an MBA from the Vlerick School of Management in Belgium. He has developed his professional career in Europe in the food and feed sector. From 2001 to 2009, he served as CIO of Groupe Avril (formerly Glon-Sanders), a leader in the agri-food sector in France and was R&D expert for the EU Commission. Since 2010, he has been engaged in building strategic partnerships for GMP+ International in the area of animal feed safety and sustainability assurance (GMP+FSA) and was in charge of managing the start-up in France of ChainPoint BV, an international ICT supplier of sustainability monitoring systems. In 2014-2017, he was the RTRS European Representative and fulfilled missions for many other roundtables such as RSPO, Bonsucro and Textile Exchange. When the Alliance4Soy group was created, in June 2018, he joined RTRS Executive Committee, and was appointed RTRS President in July 2021. He also chairs the Collaborative Soy Initiative (CSI).
Global Quality Director at Trouw Nutrition
Geke Naaktgeboren-Stoffels currently holds the position of Global Quality Director at Trouw Nutrition. In this position she is responsible for design & execution of Trouw Nutrition’s policy and strategy regarding feed-to-food quality and safety in line with the Trouw Nutrition business needs.
Geke is a recognized leader in quality & food safety and has built her track record in both Unilever and FrieslandCampina over the past 27 years.
Geke holds a MSc degree in Food Science from Wageningen Agricultural University in the Netherlands. Subsequently she worked at the University of Iceland in Reykjavík and completed her PhD in Microbiology from Agricultural University, Ås, Norway.
Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response
Frank Yiannas is the Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. He is the principal advisor to the FDA Commissioner on food safety policies, including implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act. His leadership role covers a broad spectrum, such as outbreak response, traceback investigations, product recall activities, and supply chain innovation. Mr. Yiannas came to the FDA from leadership roles with Walmart and the Walt Disney Company. He has long been recognized for his role in elevating food safety standards and building food safety management systems based on science and risk.
Head of Commercial at Covantis
Sorin Albeanu has been spending the last 15 years in roles responsible for the business growth of platforms and electronic networks used for energy and commodities trading. With previous experience in electricity, gas and oil markets Sorin has joined Covantis in mid of last year and is looking after Covantis business growth and platform adoption across agri markets and commodities.