In this moment I am travelling to Vienna to participate to this high level event on food fraud and allergen management. The 1st edition in Bari was a great success and I was honestly impressed by the high level of both networking and knowledge. This year I will focus on forensics, and especially on the legal value of data and on the role that new technologies – including blockchain – might have in producing more reliable and legally sounded data.
The Second International MoniQA Symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management, Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018, will address food authenticity, food fraud and the need for simple labeling as major drivers for both the food industry and companies involved in rapidly developing new analytical technologies. This meeting 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.
An exciting programme with practical litigation cases, with strategies and methods for detecting and combating food fraud, are presented by renowned speakers from around the world.
Join us in Vienna and get to know modern technologies that are looking for the “unknown” or to learn more about legal implications, protecting branded products, correct food labeling, and ultimately to maintain consumer trust. A special emphasis is given to food safety relevant issues and additionally to food allergen management.
For more information and to register please refer to http://vienna2018.moniqa.org/
In case you will be there, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org and join me for a coffee!
Richard Cantrill, President, MoniQA Association, Canada (Chair)
Roland Poms, Secretary General, MoniQA Association, Austria (Co-Chair)
Adrian Rogers, Senior Research Scientist, Romer Labs UK, United Kingdom
Andrew Cannavan, Laboratory Head, Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, International Atomic Energy Agency, United Nations, Austria
Beatriz Torres Carrió, Senior Quality Assurance Manager, International Featured Standards (IFS), Germany
Bert Popping, Managing Director and Co-owner, FOCOS, Germany
Cesare Varallo, Vice President – Business and Regulatory Affairs EU, INSCATECH, Italy
Clare Mills, Professor of Biological Sciences, Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
David Psomiadis, Head of Laboratory, Imprint Analytics, Austria
John O’Brian, Deputy Head, Nestlé Research Centre, Switzerland
Karin Hoffmann-Sommergruber, Group Leader, Department of Pathophysiology and Allergy Research, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Katharina Scherf, Research Group Leader, Leibniz-LSB, Technical University Munich, Germany
Linda Monaci, Lead Scientist, ISPA-CNR, Italy
Michael Walker, Chair Strategic Food Surveillance Committee NI, LGC, United Kingdom
Paul Dewsbury, Vertical Marketing Manager – Food and Beverage, Thermo Fisher Scientific, United Kingdom
René Crevel, Director at René Crevel Consulting Limited, United Kingdom
Riëtte van Laack, Director, Hyman, Phelps, & McNamara, P.C., USA
Ronald Niemeijer, Director Global Marketing Food & Feed Analysis, R-Biopharm, Germany
Sabine Baumgartner, Vice Rector, BOKU, Austria
Samuel Godefroy, Professor of Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems, Food Security, Laval University, Canada
Sigrid Haas-Lauterbach, Division Manager Food & Feed Analysis, R-Biopharm, Germany
Steven Gendel, Senior Science Manager – Food, United States Pharmacopeia (USP), USA
Thomas Gude, Deputy Head, SQTS, Switzerland