The OLEUM Project: Analytical Solutions Addressing Olive Oil Quality and Authenticity Issues
OLEUM aims to better guarantee olive oil quality and authenticity by empowering detection and fostering prevention of olive oil fraud.
The project will:
- Develop new and/or improved analytical methods and reference materials for assuring the quality and authenticity of olive oil.
- Develop the OLEUM Databank, an online integrated quality assurance databse of olive oil analytical methods and data related to chemical, physical and sensory characteristics.
- Support a worldwide community of public and private analytical laboratories involved in the analysis of olive oil, therefore establishing a wide OLEUM Network.
The project will address, through research and development, four main gaps in the olive oil sector: legislative and regulatory, analytical, harmonisation and coordination, and consumer and market confidence.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 635690.Visit Website
Anti-counterfeiting and supply chain security news from SecuringIndustry.com
SecuringIndustry.com is a free-to-access information service that covers the issues surrounding supply chain and brand security. Our aim is to provide practical advice and intelligence to help manufacturers define and pursue their own strategies for tackling crime including counterfeiting, product diversion, adulteration and theft. We cover key developments in:
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The site incorporates breaking news and features, researched and written by specialist industry journalists and guest writers, as well as a regularly updated feed of external editorial from the world’s press, a comprehensive and intuitive directory of security-related goods, technologies and services, plus the latest market research and events in supply chain security across multiple industrial sectors.
Our editorial mission is to identify the most important and relevant information in supply chain security and bring it into one place for our community of readers, with the ultimate aim of helping to protect the rights and welfare of the public and the interests and reputations of commercial organisations.Visit Website
The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology, affectionately known as SOFHT, is recognised throughout the food industry as a professional body covering all aspects of hygiene, including food industry hygiene and cleaning technologies, and related technical management requirements such as food legislation and quality management systems. SOFHT is committed to supporting its members’ awareness of hygiene and related technologies practices.
The Society leads on the following areas:
- information – providing companies and individual members with information through providing affordable access to knowledge as well as providing opportunities to meet with others in the industry
- training – a successful range of training models including e-learning, conference events, breakfast clubs and the SOFHT Training Academy
- networking – providing networking opportunities and has already planned a number of great activities for 2018
- influencing – the membership of the Society covers a broad range of expertise. SOFHT has previously coordinated collaborative working parties including a response to the Food Information Regulations Consultation, and there is an opportunity to continue this approach in areas of current focus including Regulating Our Future and Brexit
- sector specific – the Society strives to represent the interests of all members and we take this into account when developing events and training
The Belfast Summit on Global Food Integrity will bring together food-security experts from all over the world, spanning academia, industry, agriculture, NGOs and regulators. Over the course of four days, they will grapple with the dilemma of how to feed a growing global population with integrity amid issues such as pollution, climate change, food fraud and food terrorism. Keynote speakers already signed up to the outcomes-focussed agenda include professionals from PepsiCo, WHO, FAO, WWF, the European Commission and US Homeland Security. Countries represented include Denmark, USA, Austria, China, Czech Republic, Belgium, Singapore and The Netherlands. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the debate!Visit Website
Food for all in a changing world
The European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) pushes the production of sustainable and healthy food by facilitating knowledge exchange. As a non-profit organization we support the further development of the field of food science and technology. We enable food scientists and technologists, businesses in food and food-related areas and European policymakers to deploy new technologies and developments to their advantage. More than 130 societies, institutes and universities all over Europe are affiliated to EFFoST. EFFoST is the European group of the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST), which in turn is a full member of the International Council for Science (ICSU). Visit effost.org for more information.Visit Website
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