March 02, 2015 16:02 ET

On March 4th, Keynote Speaker Karen Everstine, From the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD), Opens Food Fraud eCongress to Discuss Food Fraud and the Globalization and Complexity of Today's Food Network

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - March 02, 2015) - Intentional deception using food for economic gain, or food fraud, has been an ongoing challenge for the food and drink industry since the beginning of time. However, as the global supply chain continues to grow, and becomes more and more complex, so too do the stakes for everyone linked to this chain from manufacturers, retailers and raw ingredient suppliers to regulators and the consumer.

This free, 9-part, global webinar series entitled Food Fraud: Food Safety, Authenticity and Global Supply Chain Integrity, showcases world-renowned speakers who will share leading-edge research and industry guidance on how to become more proactive in fighting and preventing food fraud.

To date, 24 countries have registered to secure their spot in this important discussion on counter-fraud strategies. Don't be a missing link in the chain!

Click here to register or learn more about the webinar series. Live attendance is complimentary.

   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.


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

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