M. Stern (Hrsg.)
WORKING GROUP on PROLAMIN ANALYSIS and TOXICITY Proceedings of the 23rd Meeting 25 - 27 September, 2008, Barcelona, Spain
145 Seiten, mit Abb., A5, Broschur
Verlag Wissenschaftliche Scripten
The 23rd meeting of the Working Group on Prolamin Analysis and Toxicity (PWG) took place at Auditori Wintertur, Barcelona, Spain, from September 25 to 28, 2008. Our hosts, Matilde Torralba and Cristina Sánchez from Celíacs de Catalunya, welcomed the group, the invited speakers and participants from industry (cereal starch producers, producers of gluten-free food, manufacturers of kits for gluten analysis) as well as representatives from international and national coeliac societies who attended the meeting. The Prolamin Group meeting aimed at continuing the analytical and clinical discussion initiated after the Codex Alimentarius Committee on Nutrition and Food for Special Dietary Use (CCNFSDU) agreed to forward the Draft revised standard for foods for special dietary use for persons intolerant to gluten. The draft has meanwhile been finally adopted at step 8 by the Codex Alimentarius Commission. This is a milestone in food regulations with regard to gluten and coeliac disease. In the present group meeting, a symposium on risk governance in food safety, as applied to coeliac disease, was included. I am most indebted to all participants for their active contributions, and in particular to Matilde Torralba and her entire team of Celíacs de Catalunya for their kind hospitality and efficient organisation of the meeting. Their Catalonian sense of humour, friendliness and effective approach contributed greatly to the success of the meeting. I express my gratitude towards all friends, colleagues and sponsors for their inspiration and continued support.