International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Authenticity and Food Fraud Prevention"

24 Oct - 25 Oct 2019, Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt/Germany

International Akademie Fresenius Conference "Food Authenticity and Food Fraud Prevention"

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Overview

Highlights

Current situation in Europe and worldwide

  • Developments of EU legislation
  • The Law Enforcement perspective
  • RASFF & AAC networks

Analytical approaches in laboratory and on-site

  • JRC’s work on authenticity proof
  • Food authentication by NMR spectrometry
  • Stable isotope ratio analysis in the organic sector
  • NGS for food authenticity
  • Identification of animal species

IT tools for verifying authenticity

  • Predictive tools and supply chain tools

Practical applications

  • Identifying food fraud vulnerabilities along the supply chain
  • Rapid authentication of coffee blends
  • Food profiling – the Swiss market
  • Mobile food fraud detection devices
  • ILSI guidance document towards food authenticity

Developments in EU countries

  • National Reference Centre for Authentic Food in Germany
  • The UK response to dishonesty in food supply chain
  • Dutch approach to combating food fraud
  • Controlling food fraud in Denmark

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and employees in the field of

  • Quality control
  • Analysis
  • Research and development
  • Legal and regulatory affairs
  • Marketing
  • Food science
  • Technology

Sectors that should take part:

Managing directors and general managers, specialists and executives from

  • Food industry, e.g. manufacturers of food products, ingredient suppliers
  • Agricultural producers
  • Food retailers
  • Regulatory authority, e.g. food inspection offices
  • Contract laboratories
  • Auditors
  • Research institutes
  • NGOs and public interest groups

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Programme

Get-Together on Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Will you arrive on Wednesday? Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and speakers in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

8.30 Registration and coffee and tea

9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and the Chair

Thomas Gude, SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

Situation in Europe and worldwide

9.10 Recent and future developments of EU legislation in the field of food fraud

Peter Whelan, Food Safety Authority of Ireland, Ireland

9.35 Legal framework relevant to food fraud

  • Factors encouraging food fraud and possible approach to investigate food fraud (think like a criminal)
  • Legal framework relevant to food fraud, Art. 7 FIC Reg. and offences of fraud in criminal law
  • Example of fipronil and others

Bärbel Hintermeier, law firm meyer.rechtsanwälte, Germany

10.00 Panel discussion

10.20 Coffee and tea break

10.50 Combating food fraud: The Law Enforcement perspective

Gianluca Sabatino, Europol, The Netherlands

11.15 Rapid Alert System for Food and Feed & Administrative Assistance and Cooperation – national perspective and the role of the European Commission in RASFF and AAC networks

Andreas Plischke, German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

11.40 Panel discussion

12.00 Lunch

Analytical approaches in laboratory and on-site

13.35 What happens in Europe? JRC’s work on authenticity proof and fraud detection

Franz Ulberth, European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium

14.00 Food authentication by NMR spectrometry – state of play and future

Carsten Fauhl-Hassek, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

14.25 Stable Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS), opportunities and drawbacks

  • Applications in juice, drinks and wine tasting
  • Problems of fraud detection in organic produce

Mikko Hofsommer, GfL Gesellschaft für LebensmittelForschung, Germany

14.50 NGS (next-generation sequencing) for food authenticity: Advantages and limitations

  • Food fraud, food safety, traceability, untargeted analysis

Mário Gadanho, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portugal

15.15 Panel discussion

15.50 Coffee and tea break

16.20 Identification of animal species used in industrial meat products

  • Molecular biology detection methods and their status quo of national and international standardisation

Claudia Brünen-Nieweler, Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

IT tools for verifying authenticity

16.45 Anticipation of food safety and fraud issues: ISAR – a key element of the Bavarian early warning system to monitor food prices and commodity flows

  • Preventive consumer protection
  • ISAR – Import Screening for the Anticipation of Food Risks
  • German foreign trade statistic and agri-food chain networks

Britta Müller, Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Germany

17.10 Supply chain tools with special focus on blockchain technology

Petter Olsen, Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture (Nofima), Norway

17.35 Panel discussion

18.00 End of the first conference day

19.00 Departure time for the evening event

After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event at the Affentor-Schänke in one of Frankfurt’s old town districts “Sachsenhausen”. Use the opportunity to get to know the famous local cider during a cider tasting and savour traditional Hessian food. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.

Friday, 25 October 2019

8.25 Welcoming speech by the Chair

Peter Fürst, formerly Chemical Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

Practical applications

8.35 Identifying food fraud vulnerabilities along the supply chain and testing new analytical solutions

  • Economically motivated food adulteration
  • Species substitution, illegal dyes, powders adulteration
  • Herbs, spices, milk and other raw material powders
  • Untargeted analytical solutions or multi targets approach

Christophe Cavin, Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

9.00 Rapid authentication of coffee blends: Old problem, new methods

Marino Petracco, illycaffè, Italy

9.25 Food profiling – the value to assure food authenticity rather than to investigate for food fraud – experiences from the Swiss market

Thomas Gude, SQTS Swiss Quality Testing Services, Switzerland

9.50 Panel discussion

10.20 Coffee and tea break

10.50 Mobile food fraud detection devices and USP guidance for non-targeted methods

Bert Pöpping, FOCOS – Food Consulting Strategically, Germany

11.15 Guidance document towards food authenticity, an initiative of ILSI Europe

Neil Buck, General Mills, Switzerland

11.40 Panel discussion

12.00 Lunch

Developments in EU countries

13.00 Current status of the National Reference Centre for Authentic Food in Germany

  • Establishment, structure and main objectives of the National Reference Centre for Authentic Food in Germany
  • Key subjects in food authenticity research at the Max Rubner-Institut as support of the National Reference Centre for Authentic Food in Germany

Pablo Steinberg, Max Rubner-Institut, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food (MRI), Germany

13.25 Food Crime Matters – the UK response to dishonesty in food supply chain

Representative of the Food Standards Agency (FSA), UK

13.50 Dutch approach to combating food fraud

Karen Gussow, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority NVWA, The Netherlands

14.15 Methods for controlling food fraud in Denmark

Michael Rosenmark, Danish Veterinary and Food Administration (DVFA), Denmark

14.40 Panel discussion

15.20 End of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Brünen-Nieweler

Claudia Brünen-Nieweler

Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

Claudia Brünen-Nieweler is Molecular Biologist and Working Area Manager of the Molecular Biology Unit of the Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute in Münster with by now some twenty years of experience. On-site she is responsible for official analyses of food concerning species differentiation, detection of genetically modified products and pathogen detection, including validation of biomolecular methods and quality control procedures. In addition she is member of national, CEN and ISO working groups on food molecular biology techniques and convenor of the BVL and DIN working groups on species differentiation.

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Buck

Neil Buck

General Mills, Switzerland

Neil Buck is a Corporate Toxicologist for General Mills. He spends most of his time on innovation of products and production processes and in managing technical regulatory affairs. Neil has spent more than 15 years in industry. He participates in Committees in Food Drink Europe, the US Grocery Manufacturers Association, and both ILSI EU and North America.

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Cavin

Christophe Cavin

Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland

Christophe Cavin is a Senior Specialist Food Integrity at the Institute for Food Safety & Analytical Science at the Nestlé Research Center in Lausanne. He is currently actively involved in main EU projects (e.g. EU-China Safe) and several Expert panels addressing food fraud prevention (e.g. US Pharmacopeia, CEN).

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Giles Chapman

Food Standards Ageny (FSA), UK

Fauhl-Hassek

Carsten Fauhl-Hassek

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Carsten Fauhl-Hassek is a Food Chemist and the Head of Unit "Product Identity, Supply Chains and Traceability" in the "Safety in the Food Chain" Department of the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) in Berlin.

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Fürst

Peter Fürst

formerly Chemical and Veterinary Anaylytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany

Peter Fürst retired from the CVUA-MEL (Chemical and Veterinary Analytical Institute Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe) board in March 2019 and now works part-time at the University of Münster as a Honorary Professor. He joined the EFSA CONTAM Panel from 2006 to 2015 where he was Vice-Chair from 2012 to 2015. Since last year he has been a member of the EFSA FAF Panel.

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Gadanho

Mário Gadanho

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Portugal

Mário Gadanho started in May as an R&D Senior Staff Scientist at Thermo Fisher Scientific Portugal and has over 20 years of experience in the DNA-based area. He co-founded Biopremier in 2013 and joined SGS in 2017 as a Global Business Development Manager. The development of new tools based on untargeted species screening by DNA analysis was one of his main research themes focusing on the specific topic of food authenticity and fraud.

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Gude

Thomas Gude

SQTS - Swiss Quality Testing Service, Switzerland

Thomas Gude has been Deputy Head of SQTS, Switzerland, since 13 years. He is heading the laboratories dealing with food and non-food analysis as well as with risk assessments.

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Gussow

Karen Gussow

Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), The Netherlands

Karen Gussow is a Co-ordinating/Specialist Investigator at the NVWA-IOD, the Intelligence and Investigation Service of the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority. She has worked at the NVWA for over 12 years in different roles, after 5 years in business consulting. Karen specializes in food fraud and combines her work with an external PhD candidate position at VU University Amsterdam about the detection of corporate crimes by regulatory enforcement agencies.

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Bärbel Hintermeier

meyer.rechtsanwälte, Germany

Bärbel Hintermeier is an Attorney at Law at the law firm meyer.rechtsanwälte in Munich, Germany. She advises domestic and international operating companies in the food sector, especially on the composition and marketability of innovative products as well as the labelling and advertisement of foods.

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Hofsommer

Mikko Hofsommer

GfL Gesellschaft für Lebensmittel-Forschung, Germany

Mikko Hofsommer is the General Manager of GfL Gesellschaft für Lebensmittel-Forschung. He is publicly certified expert for soft drinks and fruit juices and active in several scientific and industry associations (e.g. BfR, AIJN, IFU).

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Müller

Britta Müller

Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Germany

Petter Olsen

Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries & Aquaculture (Nofima), Norway

Petter Olsen has a background in computer science and applied mathematics. He has been working as a Senior Scientist at Nofima since 1993, and has a Dr.philos in food traceability. His research covers a wide range of scientific areas including production management, sustainability, and traceability. He serves as an adviser to the FAO, EFSA, WWF, the EC, and several EU-funded projects.

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Petracco

Marino Petracco

illycaffè, Italy

Marino Petracco is a Professor and a Senior Research Scientist and Health & Safety Product Specialist at illycaffè in Trieste. He joined illycaffè in 1986, working on topics ranging from plant botany to industrial transformation processes, beverage brewing dynamics and its effects on the consumer’s body. He has published widely and is active in several scientific associations.

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Andreas Plischke

Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL), Germany

Andreas Plischke is working as a Scientific Officer at the German Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety (BVL) in Berlin. He has previously worked in the area of genetic engineering and e-commerce and is presently the Deputy Head of the unit responsible for early warning and information systems and represents Germany related to RASFF, AAC and IMSOC in working groups of the European Commission.

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Pöpping

Bert Pöpping

FOCOS – Food Consulting Strategically, Germany

Bert Pöpping is the Managing Director of the strategic food consulting company FOCOS. He has more than 20 years of experience in the food analytical industry and is the Co-Chair of the ILSI Food Authenticity taskforce, a member of the USP Food Ingredients Expert Committee, which also deals with food authenticity and AOAC Scientific Advisor on the subject of food fraud. Bert also currently serves as the President of the MoniQA Association.

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Rosenmark

Michael Rosenmark

Danish Veterinary and Food Administration, Denmark

Michael Rosenmark has 35 years of experience in combating crime of which 22 years have been in the police force and the intelligence service - most recently as Deputy Detective Superintendent. Since 2006 he has been responsible for establishing and managing the Flying Squad and cooperating with other authorities on combating food fraud in the DVFA.

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Sabatino

Gianluca Sabatino

Europol, The Netherlands

Gianluca Sabatino has been working at Europol since 2016. He is a Specialist in IPR infringements and criminal analysis. At Europol, he coordinates, among other things, the operation OPSON. Before joining Europol, he was a former NAS Carabinieri inspector, working on food/health frauds and performing anti-doping inspections.

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Steinberg

Pablo Steinberg

Max Rubner-Institut – Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food (MRI), Germany

Pablo Steinberg is a Professor and has been the President of the Max Rubner-Institut, Federal Research Institute of Nutrition and Food (MRI) since 2017. He has been a Professor for Food Toxicology and Replacement/Complementary Methods to Animal Testing at the University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo) since 2017.

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Ulberth

Franz Ulberth

European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC), Belgium

Franz Ulberth is the Head of the Fraud Detection & Prevention Unit at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in Geel since 2016. He joined the European Commission in 2002 and in 2007 he was nominated Head of the Food Safety and Quality Unit. Before joining the Commission he was a professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna.

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Peter Whelan

Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), Ireland

Peter Whelan is an Environment Health Officer and the Director of Audit and Investigations at the Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI), where he is responsible for the investigation of food fraud.

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Venue

Leonardo Royal Hotel Frankfurt
Mailänder Straße 1
60598 Frankfurt am Main
Phone: +49 69 6802-0
E-Mail: info.royalfrmleonardo-hotels.com
https://www.leonardo-hotels.de/leonardo-royal-hotel-frankfurt

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 6 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting „Akademie Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,895.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 24 October 2019

Representatives of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

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For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).


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