Safeguarding the global food supply chain

We would like to thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors who made Food Fraud 2017 a great success. The day saw over 220 professionals join together for an unmissable networking event. We hope to see you all again in 2018 for what will undoubtedly be another outstanding day.

Three years since the outbreak of the horsemeat scandal, food fraud is a bigger global problem than ever. Types of food fraud include; dilation, mislabelled or misinterpreted products, ingredient substitution or tampered products.

New Food’s one-day Food Fraud conference addressed these issues and more by bringing together Quality Assurance Heads from global food manufacturers and processors who need to keep up-to-date on the latest regulations. Industry professionals shared best practice in preventing food fraud and assessing the most cutting-edge testing technology in the sector.

The conference combined a series of sessions including case studies, panel discussions, spotlight focuses and presentations, creating a well-rounded and highly informative conference. With ample time for questions and discussions, the food fraud programme enabled attendees to gain a full insight into the issues currently relating to food fraud and plans to address these.

Speaking Organisations included:

  • British Pepper and Spice
  • Nestlé Research Centre
  • Mars
  • The Institute for Food Safety, Integrity and Protection
  • Metro Cash & Carry

The day was chaired by Chris Elliot, Professor of Food Safety, Founder of the Institute for Global Food Safety and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast. Here, Professor Elliot introduced methods for tracking and decreasing food fraud and what can and should be done to regulate this global issue.