International Scientific Conferences on Raw Milk and
XI annual meeting of FACEnetwork

Objetives

To shed a light on the world of raw milk, thanks to the contribution of the scientific community.
To promote an international network of scientific experts on raw milk that helps to bring results to consumers, health professionals and authorities, the media and the productive sector. The network will also have as an objective to undertake new projects of investigation and popularization of raw milk science.

Topics

The ecology of raw milk

The benefits of raw milk for human health

Public

Producers and cooperatives, veterinarians, doctors, scientists, consumer organisations, public health authorities, media and all people concerned by milk, organisations of rural development, food sovereignty, environment, etc.

Agenda
 
22nd October

20.00-22:00

Welcome dinner for FACEnetwork members.

 

23rd October

8-18.00
Visits to cheese dairies and to other local places (only for members and limited seats).

 

18.00 
“Teacheesy” team meeting (only for members).

 

24th October

8.30-9.15
Registration.

 

9.15-9.45
Welcome by:

  • María Jesús Jiménez Horwitz, President of the Spanish Network of Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese Dairies (QueRed).
  • Frédéric Blanchard, President of the Farmhouse and Artisan Cheese and Dairy Producers European Network (FACEnetwork)
  • Eduardo Gómez Carazo, Deputy Director of Food Safety and Public Health Laboratories of the Valencian Autonomous Government.

Presenter and moderator: María Remedios Carrasco Sánchez, coordinator of QueRed and general coordinator of the Conference

 

9.45-10.10
The microbial ecology of raw milk cheese: an update of knowledge about the range of potential benefits.

Prof. Dr. Céline Delbès, Clermont-Auvergne University – INRA, France.

10.10-10.35
What are the risks of consuming raw milk products and how to they compare to other food commodities.

Dr. Catharina Berge, BCV BVBA, Belgium.

With the support of ACREFA, Associació Catalana de Ramaders Elaboradors de Formatge Artesà, and the collaboration of Generalitat de Catalunya.

 

10.35-11.00
Autochthonous lactic acid bacteria from milk: why is it necessary to preserve it and how could it be possible?.

Prof. Dr. Hélène Tormo, Toulouse University, France.

11.00-11.30
Questions and debate.

 

11.30-12.00
Coffee break at the hall of posters and exhibitors.

 

12.00-12.25 
Role of lactic acid bacterial biofilms in wooden equipment and safety aspects of cheeses with traditional characteristics.

Prof. Luca Settanni, Palermo University, Italy.

With the support of LEARTIKER

12.25-12.50
Microbial biodiversity in raw milk cheeses: a potential source of health.

Dr. Milena Brasca, The Institute of Sciences of Food Production- National Research Council (CNR-ISPA), Italy.

12.50-13.15
Legislation applicable to milk and raw milk products.

Beatriz Martínez Zamorano. Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN), Spain.

 

13.15-14.00
Questions and debate.

 

14.00-15.30
Lunch at the hall of posters and exhibitors

 

15.30-17.00
Round table: the perception ad actual situation of raw milk in different countries.

 

17.00-17.30
Coffee break at the posters and exhibitors hall.

 

17.30-19.00
Raw milk scientific network meeting (internal meeting).

 

18.00-19.00
European Video Contest: jury decision and projection of the best videos. 

Place: Centro de Artesanía de la Comunidad Valenciana.

 

20.30 
Dinner with more than 60 varieties of European raw milk cheeses. 

 

25th October

09.00-09.25
Raw milk and health from a historical and modern perspective.

Prof. Dr. Ton Baars, Utrecht University, Netherlands.

With the support of Trashumancia y Naturaleza through the project Dehesa-Montado financed by MAVA Fondation pour la Nature.

09.25-09.50
Breast milk microbiota and factors influencing its composition

María Carmen Collado, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-National Research Council (IATA-CSIC), Spain

9:50-10.15
Raw milk, allergies, asthma and respiratory infections: main results of the «PASTURE » international project.

Prof. Dr. Dominique A. Vuitton, Bourgogne Franche-Comté University, France.

10.15-10.45
Questions and debate.

 

10.45-11.15
Coffee break at the posters and exhibitors hall. 

 

11.15-11.30
Posters awards.

 

11.30-13.00
Round table. Communication: how to spread research results to stakeholders.

 

13.00
Closing conference with:

  • Alejandro Ramón Álvarez, Councillor for Agriculture, Sustainable Foods and Vegetable Gardens of Valencia City Council

 

13.00
Informal lunch.

 

14.30-18.00  
General Assembly of FACEnetwork (only for members)