08:30  Registration and refreshments


09:15  Morning Chair’s opening remarks: Assessing industry progress and how to move the food industry forward

  • Examining recent food fraud scandals and what can be learned from them
  • What is happening globally which could impact on UK food and drink businesses within the next 6-12 months?
  • Considering the impact of political and environmental threats: from Brexit to climate change and beyond

Professor Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety, Founder of the Institute for Global Food Safety and Pro Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast and Lead, Elliott Review into the Integrity and Assurance of Food Supply Networks

09:45  The global effort to combat food fraud: what is being done and how will it impact domestic businesses?

  • Update on international regulation of the food and drink industry: challenges, changes and future plans
  • How are global links being forged to build a solid anti-fraud network?
  • What can UK businesses be doing to tap into global support and benefit from a joined up approach?
  • Examining the impact of Brexit on global trade and opportunities for fraudsters

Professor Samuel Godefroy, Full Professor of Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Systems, Department of Food Science, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, University Laval, Quebec, Canada

10:15  Question and answer session


10:30  Morning refreshments


11:00  Examining the latest approach to enforcement and regulation in the UK and beyond

  • Update on efforts to form a global alliance of police services tackling food fraud globally: progress and intentions for an ambitious project
  • How can forensics be used to investigate food fraud?
  • Case study examples of recent cases of fraud: how were they discovered, investigated and prosecution

Gavan Wafer, Head of Crime Operations, National Food Crime Unit, Food Standards Agency

11:30  Cost effective and simple tools for fraud prevention


11:45  Horizon scanning and testing: becoming a world leader

  • Best practice in horizon scanning and testing to build a world-class anti-fraud strategy
  • Building and benefitting from global connections
  • How technology is developing and what might be achievable in 5-10 years’ time

Ron McNaughton, Head, Scottish Food Crime and Incidents Unit, Food Standards Scotland

12:15  Question and answer session


12:30  Lunch


13:30  Afternoon Chair’s opening remarks: An update from the Food Industry Intelligence Network (FIIN)

  • How the industry is coming together to share intelligence
  • Working with the regulator
  • FIIN for the future: longer term plans and objectives

Helen Sisson, Group Technical Director, Greencore and Co-Chair, Food Industry Intelligence Network (FIIN)

13:45  Identifying food fraud through supply chain mapping and analysis

  • What to do when the food fraud has no analytical component
  • Supply chain mapping and analysis to identify food fraud: input-output analysis, mass-balance accounting
  • Establishing terms and definitions: developing an ontology for food fraud

Petter Olsen, Senior Scientist, NOFIMA

14:15  Panel discussion – How can audit and testing be joined together to create a single coherent anti-fraud strategy?

  • Starting from scratch: determining who needs to be involved and how
  • Effective communications from CEO to farmer on the importance of tackling fraud: building company-wide commitment
  • Understanding the legal position: ascertaining when it is appropriate and necessary to involve the police
  • Examining opportunities for addressing audit and testing across the global food supply chain
  • The ethics of food integrity: protecting whistle blowers as part of your anti-fraud strategy

Shahid Arif, Regulatory Services Manager, Holland & Barrett International
Mariah D Ehmke, Associate Professor, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Wyoming
Professor Dr Huub Lelieveld, President, Global Harmonization Initiative
David Primrose, Director, Synergy Food Ingredients

15:00  Blockchain – Your foods transparent passport


15:15  Afternoon refreshments


15:45  Technology showcase and supplier solutions

Hear what technologies are being developed and how they can support your business. Ask questions of suppliers and work together to determine solutions for the future

16:15  Joint retailer and supplier case study – taking a collaborative approach to combatting food fraud across the supply chain

  • Identifying weaknesses and knowledge gaps across the supply chain
  • Developing solutions to bridge gaps and create a culture of commitment to food integrity
  • Strategies for building trust between suppliers
  • Making best use of data: how to decipher information and use it to improve integrity
  • Benefitting from communication with customers about your transparent approach

David Oliver, Head of Technical, Co-op
Stephen Shields, Technical Director, Huntapac Produce Ltd

16:45  Case study of international progress in the fight against food fraud: blueberry or other blue coloured berry?

  • Sharing berry processors’ experiences about Nordic berries
  • Case study of miss-labelling
  • Berry adulteration and known risks
  • Fruit preparations and raw material specifications: case study examples of fruit and berry challenges
  • Responsibilities

Tomi Helin, Materials Manager, Valio, Finland

17:15  Question and answer session


17:30  Chair’s closing remarks and conference ends

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