Today’s food products and ingredients may be sourced from a single supplier or from suppliers and manufacturers worldwide. Labeling regulations exist to verify the authenticity and origins of these products as they are exported around the globe. Regrettably, recurring food fraud scandals highlight the need for improved and better monitoring of food products for food integrity, whether intentional, adulterated, or fraudulent.
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Title: Food Integrity with Isotope Fingerprints: unlocking the truth
Speaker: Chris Brodie – Thermo Fisher Scientific
Date: May 10 – Parallel Afternoon Session (A) Rapid & Confirmatory analytical solutions | 16:35-16:55
Fraud in food and beverage products include misrepresentation or tampering with packaging and labelling; adulteration, normally replacing a higher quality, original material with one of lesser quality one or extending a product by adding an adulterant; and falsification of product origin. Increased complexity in the food and beverage supply chain has provided greater opportunity for economically motivated food and beverage fraud. Consequently, legislation has been enacted globally to protect food and beverage products with respect to production processes and product labelling. The combination of legislation and food fraud practices demand a reliable, high throughput and cost effective analytical technique that can identify food and beverage products that are not what they are claimed to be.