organizing a two-day-symposium on Food
Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen
Management targeted toward the food industry/
food manufacturers, food production auditors and
representatives from the regulatory environment.
This workshop will be especially suitable for SMEs
(small and medium sized enterprises) and fulfilling
requirements. The workshop will give practical,
scientific and legal background information, insight
in innovative approaches, newly developed tools
and recently introduced analytical methods to
combat food fraud and improve food allergen
management. These new developments will be
linked to real case studies and learnings from recent
incidents. Learnings from stakeholder viewpoints,
such as food manufacturers, food laboratories,
food analytical methods providers, auditors, risk
assessors, lawyers, trainers/teachers, media and
communicators, regulatory bodies and policy makers
shall complement the scientific programme and
stimulate open discussion.
The symposium will be co-organised with CNR-ISPA
(a MoniQA Founder Member, since 2007) in Bari, Italy.www.ispacnr.it/en/bari-territorial-unit
Renown speakers and representatives from various
stakeholder groups will share their experiences with
meeting new challenges.
We warmly invite you to attend this meeting, which
brings together international experts in the fields
of food authenticity and food allergens, as well as
various food industries, SMEs, research institutions,
associations and regulatory bodies, all having a
different stake in food safety. This special mix of
scientific and practical input to the symposium will
be a valuable opportunity to grow your knowledge
base, learn from practical experiences, and exchange
ideas with peers.bari2017.moniqa.org
The symposium will tackle various burning questions such as:
Food Authenticity & Fraud Prevention:
Food fraud is a US$ 80 billion business worldwide.
It is undermining consumer confidence and poses
a threat to food safety. What are the most recent
advances in analytical tools and the use of big
data to assure the authenticity of foods? How do
food detectives and food forensics work to assure
food authenticity and food safety?
Will targeted or non-targeted methods best help
to prevent food fraud?
Crises such as melamine in dairy products, horse
meat in beef, wood chips in cheese – what is next?
What are the learnings to prevent the next crisis?
Looking for the unknown. How can new reference
materials and comprehensive food databases
support a better food integrity and food safety
Food Allergens & Effective Management Tools:
Food allergies affect about 2-4 % of the general
population in Western societies and the number
of sufferers from food allergy is growing. The food
industry is obliged to use adequate labelling and
to have a food allergen management system in
place. More than 50% of all food recalls are due to
food allergens and/or labelling errors.
When do I need to label an ingredient? When
am I allowed to use precautionary labelling such
as “may contain”? What are the implications of
precautionary labelling for the consumer?
Howcan I find answers to questions about liability?
Which analytical tools are best fit to support
appropriate food allergen management or
assuring compliance to regulations? Which new
tools are in the pipeline?