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How Thermo Scientific food pathogen detection solutions can help the modern food testing laboratory overcome current and emerging risks


An example of food microbiology testing method validation and verification according to the ISO 16140 standard series


Harnessing the power of NGS technology in the fight against food fraud and damaged reputations

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Food Safety and Authenticity Webinars

Meat fraud, an old crime with some new twists

Keynote Speaker: Chris Elliott, Professor of Food Safety and Founder of the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen’s University 

In this webinar, originally hosted by New Food Magazine, Professor Chris Elliott examines the many different ways that meat fraud can manifest itself. From a dodgy butcher adding sawdust to his sausages to a national scandal involving large parts of the meat industry and government involved in corruption, bribery and cheating. While there are many ways to cheat there are nearly an equal number of ways to try and catch the cheats. We explore these and show how they can be employed at different parts of meat supply chains to have the maximum impact on deterring the fraudsters.

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How to efficiently and successfully implement a new food testing method in accordance with ISO 16140-part 3

This webinar was originally hosted by New Food Magazine in May 2020.

Keynote speakers:

  • Paul in ‘t Veld, Senior Scientist, Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority
  • Benjamin Diep, Research Scientist, Nestlé Research
  • Daniele Sohier, Senior Manager for Global Scientific Affairs – Food Protection, Thermo Fisher Scientific

Key Learning Points:

  • Overview of the ISO 16140 method validation series and how they relate to each other and the food testing laboratory
  • Deeper understanding of the requirements for successful implementation of ISO 16140-part 3
  • Learn how Thermo Fisher can support a laboratory through the ISO 16140-part 3 process

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How Thermo Scientific food pathogen detection solutions can help the modern food testing laboratory overcome current and emerging risks

Speakers: Presented by Daniele Sohier and Matthew Hahs

A brief look at how market trends are placing increasing demands on the food testing laboratory and some of the key challenges this presents with regard to pathogen detection. Participants will then learn how Thermo Scientific™ PCR food pathogen solutions can help to overcome these challenges with workflows that; require a low number of handling steps, have proven accuracy, and deliver results in a short timeframe.

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An example of food microbiology testing method validation and verification according to the ISO 16140 standard series

Speakers: Daniele Sohier and Matthew Hahs

Follow the validation journey of a Thermo Scientific food pathogen detection solution through method validation according to ISO 16140-part 2:2016 and learn how Thermo Fisher can support your laboratory with the efficient and successful verification of an alternative method according to ISO 16140-part 3 (due to be published at the end of 2020).

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Harnessing the power of NGS technology in the fight against food fraud and damaged reputations

Speakers: Mario Gadanho and Nicole Prentice

The authenticity of food raw materials, ingredients and finished products is integral to securing and maintaining consumer trust and protecting company brands. A look at the current economic climate and how it is shaping food fraud in different segments and geographical regions of the market will set the scene for understanding how the Thermo Scientific NGS Food Authenticity workflow can be a powerful tool for food manufacturers.

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