SUSTAINABLE Foods MASTERCLASS:
Food authenticity and TRACEABILITY
5 JUNE 2013 amsterdam,
The growing number of scandals
involving falsely labeled foods is generating high interest in food
authentication methods and traceability. This aim of this masterclass is
to help organisations protect themselves from
food fraud by improving controls and transparency in their supply
chains. How can the threat of food fraud be mitigated by introducing
greater controls and more rigorous testing methods? How can supply
chains for food products become shorter and more transparent?
The masterclass begins with an introduction to the various types of food
fraud. Details are given of the most common product types targeted by
fraudsters. The impact of such fraud on human health, consumer
confidence, the environment and commerce is assessed.
The supply chain for modern food products is described, including
vulnerability spots for food fraud. Existing control methods in food
supply chains are outlined, as well as their limitations. Using case
studies of recent food fraud scandals, measures to improve traceability
in supply chains will be discussed.
A detailed account will be given of food authentication methods: what
types of analytical methods are applicable for specific food products
and targeted tests? The growing use of fingerprinting methods and food
isotopes will be discussed, as well as emerging technologies.
Practical advice will be given to operators on what analytical
techniques and methods are most suitable for specific tests and product
groups. Recommendations will also be given to strengthen supply chains
and improve transparency.
Questions addressed by this Masterclass:
What is the extent
of fraud in the food industry?
are the various types of food fraud?
types of products are most targeted and why?
is food fraud intricately linked to food safety?
Where are the vulnerable spots in typical food supply chains?
Why are existing control methods vulnerable to food fraud?
can supply chains be strengthened to minimise
How can traceability be improved across supply chains?
analytical methods are commonly used to detect food fraud?
What is the use of
food isotopes and mass spectrometry?
> What new technologies are
emerging to counter food fraud?
> What lessons can be learned
from existing cases of food fraud?
half-day masterclass programme is
designed for operators in the food industry looking to mitigate the
threat of food fraud, especially in light of recent food scandals.
The masterclass pack is now available, with complete seminars and
workshop information, for EUR 99. To place an order, please email