Program

Program

Complete Scientific Program  (downloadable pdf file)

Speakers, panelists and chairs' biographies (downloadable pdf file)

 

 

Tuesday - April 4 (AM)

8:30

Welcoming Words & Introductory Remarks Welcoming Words & Introductory Remarks  

Prof. Jean-Claude Dufour, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Food Sciences, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

 8:40

 

Introductory Remarks: Context of the Symposium

Samuel Godefroy, Professor Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policies, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

 

SESSION 1: Introducing Food Fraud as a Challenge Threatening Food Supply Chains and Consumer Confidence Globally

CHAIR

Samuel Godefroy, Full Professor, Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Policies, Department of Food Science, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods, Université Laval, Québec, QC. Canada

 8:45

 

KEYNOTE LECTURE › Food Fraud: A Problem without Borders
Chris Elliott, Vice Pro-chancellor, Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom    

  9:15

Food Fraud and Consumer Risk Perception in Québec / Canada 
Ingrid Peignier, Project Director, Groupe RISQUES – Centre Inter-Universitaire de Recherche et d’analyse des organisations (CIRANO), Montreal, QC. Canada 

 9:45

 

Recent surveys on consumer response and expectation vis a vis food fraud and its management in Europe and China
Moira Dean, Professor, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University, Belfast United Kingdom, Institute for Global Food Security             

 10:15

  

PANEL DISCUSSION #1

Is food fraud undermining consumers’ confidence in the integrity of the domestic and global food supply chain and why should we care?

Identifying threats and challenges posed by food fraud in undermining consumer’s confidence for the food stake variety of actors representing industry, academia, regulators and consumers.

Panel members:

  • Andy Morling, Head of Food Crime Unit, Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom
  • Aline Dimitri, Deputy Chief Food Safety Officer for Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Renata Clarke, Head Food Safety Unit, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy.
  • Robert Baker, Director, Mars Global Food Safety Centre, Huairou, People’s Republic of China. 
  • Leon H. Bruner, Executive Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs, Chief Science Officer, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), USA
  • Moira Dean, Professor, Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University, Belfast United Kingdom
  • Nathalie Marcellis-Warrin, Centre Inter-Universitaire de Recherche et d’analyse des organisations (CIRANO), Montréal, QC. Canada
11:00Coffee Break & Networking

SESSION 2 - Prevention of Food Fraud as First Line of Defense

CHAIR

Brett Jeffrey, Mars Global Food Safety Centre, China

11:30

 

Introducing the FoodIntegrity Network, a Multi-Stakeholder Initiative on Anti-Food Fraud, Supported by the European Commission
Paul Brereton, Fera Science Ltd, UK

11:45

Food Industry Intelligence Network – Creating Impact Through Collaboration

Paul Willgoss, Technical Director, Marks and Spencer’s, Food Industry Intelligence Network, UK

 12:05

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION #2

Foresight and Intellignece Gathering to Predict and Prevent Food Fraud

Moderated by Brett Jeffery, Mars Global Food Safety Center, China

This panel will discuss existing tools for intelligence gathering and foresight to prevent food fraud. It will also discuss opportunities to enhance quality infrastructure development as a means to prevent food fraud and support food authenticity.

Panel members:

  • Ali Badarneh, UNIDO
  • Représentative of the UN ODC
  • Eric Marin, Food Fraud Network, European Commission
  • Paul Willgoss, Marks and Spencer’s, Food Industry Intelligence Network
  • Brian Bedard, GMA Foundation, USA
  • Paul Brereton, Fera Science Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Robert Baker, Mars Global Food Safety Center, China
  • Karen Gussow,Netherlands Food and Safety Authority
  • Louis-Samuel Jacques, BDO Canada LLP, Canada
13:00Lunch & Networking

Tuesday - April 4 (PM)

SESSION 3-1 - Food Fraud Detection and Management

CHAIRPaul Brereton, Head of Agri-food Research, FERA Science Ltd., United Kingdom

 14:30

 

Tools and Interventions Developed by the Food Industry Sector to Prevent, Mitigate and Manage Food Fraud. Recent Developments, Gaps, Challenges and Opportunities
Brian Bedard, Executive director, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), USA

15:00

Information Tools and Systems-Based Approaches to Identify and Prioritize Food Fraud Vulnerabilities – Overview of USP’s Food Fraud Database and Food Fraud Mitigation Guidance

Karen Everstine, Scientific Liaison at United States Pharmacopeia, US Pharmacopeal Convention, USA

 15:20

 

Analysing Big data to support effective early warning systems for food fraud  
Vahid Mojtahed, Economist and Data Scientist, FERA Ltd., United Kingdom

15:40

Ultimate Traceability
Kieran Kelly, CEO arc-net, Belfast, United Kingdom

16:00Coffee Break and Networking

16:30

 

 



PANEL DISCUSSION #3

The need to move beyond Vulnerability Assessments in Mitigating Food Fraud

Moderated by Robert Baker, Mars Global Food Society Center, China

Tools to manage and mitigate food fraud: current developments, challenges, gaps and opportunities: vulnerability assessment tools and their effectiveness in prevention and mitigation efforts – What are the tools that are available to industry and others that can be further developed?

Panel members :

  • Karen Everstine, US Pharmacopeal Convention, USA
  • Aline Dimitri, CFIA, Canada
  • Kathy Twardel,  CFIA Canada
  • Brian Bedard, GMA Foundation, USA
  • Mansel Griffiths, CRIFS, Canada
  • John Spink, Food Fraud Initiative (FFI), Michigan State University, USA
  • Renata McGuire, NSF, Canada
  • Mitch Weinberg, INSCATECH, (IFAA), USA
  • Andy Morling, Food Standards Agency (FSA), UK
17:30Networking Cocktail

Wednesday - April 5 (AM)

SESSION 3-2 Food Fraud Detection and Management

CHAIRSteve Labrie, Full Professor, Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods, Université Laval, Québec, QC. Canada

9:00

Food Fraud : Perspectives in analytical method development and their application
Marc Hamilton, CEO, Groupe EnvironeX, Québec, QC. Canada
Maxim Maheux, Transbiotech, Québec, QC. Canada Transbiotech, Québec, QC. Canada
Claude-Paul Lafrance Transbiotech, Québec, QC. Canada
Arnaud, Droit, Director bioinformatics, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Canada    

 9:50

 

Uncovering Adulteration of Scotch Whisky
Shona Glancy, The Scotch Whisky Research Institute, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

 10:10

 

Applications of test kits in targeted analysis - Tools for effective food fraud detection and management
Ronald Niemeijer, Director, Global marketing food diagnostics, r-Biopharm AG
10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00Standardization of Non-Targeted Methods for Food Fraud Detection
Jeff Moore, Senior Director, Science Food Standards, US Pharmacopeal Convention, USA

 11:30

 

How can AOAC contribute in addressing the Food Fraud challenge
Ron Johnson, President, International Association of Official Analytical Communities AOAC

11:45

Current efforts of Method Development and Prevention of Food Fraud in China
Fan Yongxiang, Head, Food Standards Division 1, China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), People’s Republic of China.

12:00 



 

PANEL DISCUSSION #4
Progress, priorities and needs associated with method development to address authenticity assurance and food fraud prevention and mitigation

Panel Members:

  • Marc Hamilton, EnvironeX
  • Yongxiang Fan, CFSA
  • Shona Glancy, The Scotch Whisky Research Institute, United Kingdom
  • Christina Juneau, Transbiotech, Canada
  • Ron Johnson, AOAC International
  • Ronald Niemeijer, r-Biopharm A
  • Jeff Moore, US Pharmacopeal Convention, USA
  • Chris Elliott, Queen’s University, Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Brian Bedard, Executive Director, GMA Foundation,  USA     
13:00Lunch & Networking

Wednesday - April 5 (PM)

SESSION 4 - Regulating Food Fraud as Part of Efforts of Prevention and Mitigation

CHAIRPamela Byrne, CEO, Food Standards Authority (FSAI), Republic of Ireland

 14:30

 

Review of current actions and interventions of the US Food and Drug Administration to Prevent and Mitigate Food Fraud
Dr. Steve Ostroff, A/ Commissioner, United States Food and Drug Administration

15:00

 

PANEL DISCUSSION #5

Food Regulatory Frameworks and Regulatory Actions to support Prevention and Mitigation of Food Fraud

How can regulators support confidence in food supply by industry operators and consumers – How can aim for greater harmonization of prevention and regulatory measures?

Panel members:

  • Zhutian Wang, Director, Food Safety Standards Research Institute, China National Centre for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA)
  • Greg Read, First Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Australia and Chair of the Codex Committee on Food Inspection and Certification (CCFICS)
  • Stephen Ostroff, A/ Commissioner, United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA)
  • Renata Clarke, Head Food Safety Unit, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy.
  • Andy Morling, Head of Food Crime Unit, Food Standards Agency, United Kingdom -
  • Aline Dimitri, Executive Director, Food Safety Science and Associate Chief Food Safety Officer for Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)
  • Eric Marin, Food Fraud Network led by the European Commission
  • Hussein Mansour, Arab Republic of Egypt, Chair of the Arab Taskforce on Food Safety, under the Arab Initiative of Food Safety Trade Facilitation (AIFSTF)
  • Representative, CFDA
  • Mike Taylor, former Deputy Commissioner, Food and Veterinary Medicine, United States Food and Drug Administration

16:00 

Coffee Break & Networking

16:30

PANEL DISCUSSION #6

Towards a Global Platform for Food Fraud Prevention and Mitigation

Charting a course for collaboration to mobilize resources and address current challenges and gaps

Panel members :

  • Regulators from Canada, China, USA, EU, Ireland, UK, the Netherlands
  • Greg Read, First Secretary, Department of Agriculture, Australia and Chair of the Codex Committee on Food Inspection and Certification (CCFICS) 
  • Ali Badarneh, Agrifood Branch, United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Renata Clarke, Head Food Safety Unit, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Rome, Italy.
  • Representative(s) of the United Nations Office Drugs and Crime (UN ODC)
  • Robert Baker, Director, Mars Global Food Safety Centre, Huairou, People’s Republic of China
  • Leon H. Bruner, Executive Vice President, Science and Regulatory Affairs, Chief Science Officer, Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), USA
17:15

Next Steps and Introduction to the second Rendez-Vous, hosted by the Mars Global Food Safety Center, Huairou, China

Chris Elliott, Samuel Godefroy and Robert Baker

Adjournment

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