Food Integrity .:. 26th - 27th March 2015 · Bilbao (Spain)


Thursday the 26th March (09:00-18:00) Conference “Assuring the integrity of the food chain: food authenticity research priorities and funding opportunities”.

This conference will present the latest research outputs from the FoodIntegrity project and present details of funding opportunities for research on food authenticity.

Stakeholder perspectives
• Speakers from Regulatory, industry and consumer sectors

Latest research from FoodIntegrity
• The development of an Early warning system for predicting food fraud
• A European expert network on food authenticity
• A European knowledgebase on analytical methodology and databases for food authenticity
• Chinese consumer attitudes to European products

Research priorities and calls
• Establish how researchers can apply to access the 2015 FoodIntegrity research calls
• Present Horizon 2020 strategic requirements in the food sector
• Present future research on food authenticity

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Attend THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC Free Lunchtime Seminar

Guest Speaker: Professor Jana Hajslova will be discussing:
Food Fingerprints enabled by Orbitrap™: An Advanced Strategy in Fraud Detection
Come to Thermo Scientific booth and register or email

Friday the 27th March (09:00-14:00) will be dedicated to interesting workshops on this topics:

  • Workshop 1:
    “Keeping safety and integrity in the food chain: A view from many sides”

    “Aseguramiento de la seguridad y la integridad de la cadena alimentaria: acercamiento desde distintos puntos de vista”

  • Food integrity and food safety are intimately connected (e.g. ‘a food whose origin is unknown cannot be assured to be safe’), and food integrity is a key element of the current concept of food safety, bringing a new layer of complexity to what is already a massive challenge – assuring the safe supply of foods.  This workshop brings together scientists, industry representatives, consumer groups and regulators to address the role of food integrity in assuring food safety in a debate that aims to provide a clearer picture of the key issues.
    •   Horse meat incident: Lessons learned
    •   Tailor-made solutions to control the integrity of food products
    •   Food safety and food authenticity in the EU: challenges related to food markets and consumers
    •   Industry needs regarding integrity and authenticity

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    La integridad y la seguridad alimentaria están estrechamente relacionadas (por ejemplo, un alimento cuyo origen no es conocido no puede ser considerado seguro). La integridad alimentaria es un elemento clave en el actual concepto de seguridad alimentaria y esto supone una nueva capa de complejidad a lo que ya es un enorme desafío: el aseguramiento del suministro de alimentos inocuos. Este taller reunirá a científicos, representantes de la industria, grupos de consumidores y reguladores para abordar el papel de la integridad de los alimentos para garantizar la seguridad alimentaria, en un debate que tiene como objetivo proporcionar una visión más clara de las cuestiones clave.
    •   Aprendizajes del incidente de la carne de caballo
    •   Soluciones a medida para controlar la integridad de los alimentos
    •   Autenticidad de alimentos y seguridad alimentaria en la Unión Europea: desafíos relacionados con el mercado de los alimentos y los consumidores
    •   Necesidades de la industria con respecto a la integridad y autenticidad

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  • Workshop 2: “Developing a network of expertise in food analysis”

    The aim of this workshop is to formulate the rationale for a Network of Excellence (NoE) for Food Authenticity. The key objective of the proposed NoE will be to help solve the large number of challenges associated with Food Authenticity including:
    • the development and standardisation of sampling and detection methodology for a wide range of foodstuff
    • information and technology transfer
    • formation of working groups and
    • staff exchanges between participating laboratories

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  • Workshop 3: “Early Warning System”

    We seek industry input to a work stream developing an early a predictive (early warning) tool intended to help industry to anticipate products, ingredients and supply chains potentially most vulnerable to food fraud. This workshop is a first step in getting stakeholder exposure to the tool and providing input into potential food fraud risks. The input that will be collected at the workshop will involve eliciting industry input on food fraud risks across the main products and supply chains.The goal is to identify food products and ingredients most susceptible to food fraud and rank these according to experts’ perceived levels of associated fraud risks. A number of relevant key factors will be considered including the characteristics of products and ingredient and their supply chains, the existing industry and regulatory capacity to detect fraud and level penalties faced by fraudsters operating in these chains.

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