Food Fraud Part 9: Following the Horse Meat Scandal: The Consumer Perspective in Europe

Food, Food Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Food Safety & Regulation,
  • Thursday, April 16, 2015

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 permissive.

At BEUC, The European Consumer Organisation representing 40 independent consumer groups in 31 European countries, we surveyed our members following the horsemeat scandal to understand what they expected from key decision makers, manufacturers and law enforcement authorities, to help restore their confidence in the European food supply chain.

This webinar will provide an overview of key strategic priorities identified from this survey that reflect the European consumers’ perspective on what they believe needs to happen going forward



Ilaria Passarani Head of the Food and Health Department BEUC - The European Consumer OrganisationSenior Scientist

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 health and food issues, including diet and nutrition, food safety, food fraud, Pharmaceuticals and medical devices. She is a member of the European Commission advisory group of the food chain and also represents BEUC in several fora including the EU Platform on diet, physical activity and health.

She previously worked in the International health and social affairs office of the Veneto Regional Government after an internship in the health department of the Italian Permanent Representation to the European Union. Ilaria graduated in Economics and management at Bocconi University in Milan and studied health economics at the Harvard School for Public Health. She is currently honorary scientific researcher in the School for Public Health and Primary care (CAPHRI) at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life sciences of the Maastricht University.

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Who Should Attend?

This eCongress will be of interest to anyone interested in preventing food fraud and ensuring the safety, quality and authenticity of the food and drink sector:

  • Food manufacturers
  • Ingredient & raw material suppliers
  • Retailers & distributors
  • Food Safety Authorities
  • Packaging companies
  • Certification & standards agencies
  • Consumer groups
  • Food scientists
  • Academics & researchers
  • Customs and border protection
  • Associations & non-profits

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