February 18, 2015 12:04 ET

Food Fraud: Food Safety, Authenticity and Global Supply Chain Integrity, New eCongress Global Webinar Series

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 18, 2015) - eCongress on Food Fraud will tackle some of the biggest challenges in fighting and preventing food fraud. The online series taking place in March and April is free to attend.

This free global webinar series, with registrants currently from over 20 countries, will showcase world-renowned speakers sharing leading-edge research and industry guidance on how to become more proactive in fighting and preventing food fraud. Each of the 9 webinars in the series will offer practical tips, strategies and case studies to spread awareness about this important issue and help the food industry fight intentional deception using food for economic gain. 

Click here to register or learn more about the webinar series.

  Date Title Speaker
Webinar 1 (Keynote) Mar 4 The Globalization and Complexity of Today's Food Network: A Recipe for Food Fraud Karen Everstine, Ph.D., Research Associate, National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD)
Webinar 2 Mar 6 Understanding the Challenges of Food Markets: Identifying Criminal Opportunities Jon Spencer, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Manchester
Webinar 3 Mar 10 Not Just DNA Tests: Food Fraud as a Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Issue Lisa Jack, Professor of Accounting and Chair, Food Fraud Group, University of Portsmouth Business School
Webinar 4 Mar 17 A Look at Global Seafood and Botanicals Fraud and New Screening Technologies to Promote Product Authentication and Integrity Robert Hanner, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics, and Associate Director, the Canadian Barcode of Life Network, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Webinar 5 Mar 19 Analytical Methods for Food Authentication Saskia van Ruth, Ph.D., Professor Food Authenticity and Integrity, Wageningen University and Research Centre
Webinar 6 Mar 24 Ensuring the Integrity of Food Ingredient Supply Chains: Role of USP's Guidance on Food Fraud Mitigation Jeff Moore, Ph.D., Senior Scientific Liaison, Food Standards, Food Chemicals Codex, United States Pharmacopeia
Webinar 7 Mar 26 Food Fraud Mitigation Tool with Guidance on How to Prepare a Control Plan: Role of Industry Quincy Lissaur, Executive Director, SSAFE
Webinar 8 (Keynote) Apr 10 Seafood Fraud: The Extent, Consequences and Emerging U.S. Response Kimberly Warner, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Oceana
Webinar 9 (Keynote) Apr 16 Following the Horse Meat Scandal: The Consumer Perspective in Europe Ilaria Passarani, Head of the Food and Health Department, BEUC - The European Consumer Agency

Click here to register or learn more about the webinar series. Live attendance is complimentary. An eBox set of the archived recordings is available for purchase (orders to be filled after the series has been completed).


National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD)
The University of Manchester
University of Portsmouth
U.S. Pharmacopeia (USP)


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Contact Information

  • Contact: 
    Michelle Tran 
    Tel: +1 (416) 977-6555 ext 352