On 23-24 October 2014 I will be in Rome, at the Italian Ministry of Health (via Giorgio Ribotta, 5), to follow a fundamental two days event about the food fraud issue, organised with the joint effort of the Ministry and the EU Commission.
The prime objective of this conference is to raise the profile of Economically Motivated Violations (EMV) of food law as a major global challenge and to promote and expand interdisciplinary collaboration and communication by providing a platform to those parties involved in fighting EMV, ranging from leading food control and judicial authorities to industry and consumers stakeholders.
Here you can find more information about the event: link.
The program and the speakers’ level are absolutely impressive:
Thursday, 23rd October 2014:
- What is food fraud? – (An overview of the concept of fraud, laws and regulations; extension of the problem, etc. Could also include an overview of major incidents and current threats to brand and consumer protection, financial implications, etc.) – Francesco Lo Voi (Eurojust)
- The EU perspective (An overview of European Commission’s policy initiatives) – Carmen Garau (Head of Unit, European Commission, DG Health and Consumers)
- Glenn Taylor (Hampshire County Council, UK )
- Stefano Vaccari (Ministry of Agriculture, IT)
- Global Food Safety Initiative’s (GFSI) cutting-edge information and experiences on food fraud – Yves Rey (Corporate Quality Manager Danone)
- The European Consumer Organisation’s (BEUC) expectations and views
Friday, 24th October 2014:
- Collaborative approach – Professor Chris Elliott (Queen’s University, Belfast, UK)
- 1st case – Michael Rosenmark (Danish Flying Squad)
- 2nd case – C.P.M. de Bouter (Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority)
- 3rd case – Gen. Cosimo Piccinno (NAS)
- 4th case – Andreas Rossa (German Prosecution)
- 5th case – Cathérine Collinet (French Brigades)
- Cooperation between laboratories and validation of techniques. – Elke Anklam (Joint Research Centre)
- Vulnerability assessment and approaches to Food Fraud prevention – John Spink (Michigan State University, USA)
- The EU FOODINTEGRITY Project – Paul Brereton (Food and Environment Research Agency, UK)