Wednesday, March 4, 11:00am EST (16:00h GMT)
Webinar 1: The Globalization and Complexity of Today’s Food Network: A Recipe for Food Fraud (Keynote)
Globalization of the food supply, and the resulting complexity in supply chains, has arguably increased regulatory challenges and risks to consumers. Food fraud is a particularly challenging risk since it is intentional in nature, and designed to evade regulatory and quality assurance systems...
Karen Everstine, Ph.D.
National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD)
University of Minnesota
Bio: Karen is a Research Associate at the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD), a Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence based at the University of Minnesota. NCFPD was launched in 2004 as a research consortium to addresses the vulnerability of the food system to intentional contamination with biological or chemical...
Friday, March 6, 11:00am EST (16:00h GMT)
Webinar 2: Understanding the Challenges of Food Markets: Identifying Criminal Opportunities
Food markets are frequently subject to food fraud incidents and there is a long history of food adulteration. However, many of these incidents are treated as being a ‘one- off’ episode when a criminological analysis suggests that these incidents are more likely to be....
Senior Lecturer in Criminology
Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice
University of Manchester
Bio: Jon Spencer is Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Manchester UK. He is currently co-ordinating a multi-disciplinary project that brings together scholars from Chemistry, Law and Business to investigate...
Tuesday, March 10, 11:00am EDT (15:00h GMT)
Webinar 3: Not Just DNA Tests: Food Fraud as a Counter Fraud and Forensic Accounting Issue
Professor Lisa Jack contributed to Professor Chris Elliott’s review of food safety, commissioned to review food safety after the 2013 horse meat scandal. She is currently carrying out research into the cost of fraud and resilience to fraud in the food industry, and developing ...
Professor of Accounting and Chair, Food Fraud Group
University of Portsmouth Business School
Bio: Lisa Jack is Professor of Accounting at University of Portsmouth Business School and has extensive experience in food supply chain research. She is also a qualified accountant, working as an auditor for 10 years before moving into ...
Tuesday, March 17, 11:00am EDT (15:00h GMT)
Webinar 4: A Look at Global Seafood and Botanicals Fraud and New Screening Technologies to Promote Product Authentication and Integrity
This webinar will be reviewing: · Systemic mislabeling and substitution of seafood and botanicals across the supply chain · Review of other studies, market surveys concerning various commodities globally Examples of economic, environmental and health-related impacts....
Robert Hanner, Ph.D.
Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics
Associate Director, the Canadian Barcode of Life Network
Department of Integrative Biology, University of Guelph
Bio:Dr. Robert (Bob) Hanner is an Associate Professor at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario & Centre for Biodiversity Genomics at the University of Guelph. He earned a B.S. in Biology from Eastern Michigan University in 1992 and a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the...
Thursday, March 19, 11:00am EDT (15:00h GMT)
Webinar 5: Analytical Methods for Food Authentication
Food fraud and food authentication are emerging topics within the food sector. It is a major concern not only for consumers, but also for producers, distributors and authorities. These illicit activities result in considerable monetary losses worldwide and ...
Saskia van Ruth, Ph.D.
Professor Food Authenticity and Integrity
Wageningen University and Research Centre
Bio: Prof. Saskia van Ruth heads the Food Authenticity and Nutrients group at RIKILT Wageningen UR in the Netherlands since 2005. In 2012 she was appointed as professor Food Authenticity and Integrity at the Wageningen University, which doubles with her management...
Tuesday, March 24, 11:00am EDT (15:00h GMT)
Webinar 6: Ensuring the Integrity of Food Ingredient Supply Chains: Role of USP’s Guidance on Food Fraud Mitigation
The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) released in 2014 a draft Guidance on Food Fraud Mitigation for public comment. This guidance document was authored by USP’s Expert Panel on Food Ingredients Intentional Adulterants – a group of volunteer scientific experts in the area of...
Jeff Moore, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Liaison, Food Standards
Food Chemicals Codex
United States Pharmacopeia
Bio: Jeff is a senior scientific liaison at USP, a not-for-profit, science-based organization that sets public standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. Jeff joined USP in 2007 with the responsibility to ...
Thursday, March 26, 11:00am EDT (15:00h GMT)
Webinar 7: Food Fraud Mitigation Tool with Guidance on How to Prepare a Control Plan: Role of Industry
Recent food fraud scandals around the world have further increased the need to strengthen companies’ ability to combat fraud within their own organizations and across their supply chains. However, current food safety management systems (FSMS) are not specifically designed for...
Bio: Quincy Lissaur is a management consultant with a BsC in Economics and over fifteen years experience. After five years with IF Consulting Quincy spent eight years with the British Standards Institution as a ...
Friday, April 10, 11:00 a.m. EDT (16:00h BST/UK GMT +1)
Webinar 8: Seafood Fraud: The Extent, Consequences and Emerging U.S. Response (Keynote)
Since 2011, Oceana has worked to expose seafood fraud in the U.S. In 2013, Oceana released one of the largest seafood fraud investigations in the world to date, collecting more than 1,200 seafood samples from 674 retail outlets in ...
Kimberly Warner, Ph.D.
Oceana, Washington, DC
Bio: Dr. Kimberly Warner is a senior scientist at Oceana, the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans. Since 2010, Dr. Warner has been responsible for ...
Thursday, April 16, 11:00am EDT (16:00h BST/UK GMT +1)
Webinar 9: Following the Horse Meat Scandal: The Consumer Perspective in Europe(Keynote)
The horsemeat scandal was a wake-up call, one which put food fraud on Europe’s radar. These incidents were only the latest in a long line, which shows the current system is too...
Head of the Food and Health Department
BEUC -- The European Consumer Organisation
Bio: Ilaria Passarani joined the European Consumer Organization (BEUC) in 2006. As Head of the Food and Health Department her main function is to provide BEUC and its members, intelligence, information and advice on ...