23rd International Conference on Food Fraud & Safety
Food Fraud 2019
Food Fraud 2019 invites all the participants from all over the world to attend “23rd International Conference on Food Fraud & Safety” during April 12-13, 2018 at Toronto, Canada. Food Fraud will focus on the theme “Our Food is Our Future”
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Why to Attend???
Educational opportunities: No matter how experienced you are at your business, everyone can learn. Working in research projects or business venture one can often be isolating, and without exposure to a variety of points of view, we can miss new ideas and trends that can impact future results. The educational aspect this conference can expose you to new ways of conducting your business and help you discover how to be more productive.
Networking with peers: Food Fraud 2019 conference will provide a great opportunity to network. Often competitors from other regions of the country can become valuable resources for referrals and best-practices. Avoiding peers for fear of others discovering your competitive advantage can actually limit your own success. Collaboration is the way to approach networking. While there are those whose intentions can be suspect, most people can help each other uncover ideas and spark inspiration when they get to know each other on a personal level.
Expand your Business: Food Fraud 2019 is a place where you can learn more about the current business climate. Discovering innovative products and services for your business is necessary to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world. Plus, these vendors who sell to your industry fully grasp what is happening inside your competition. Invest time with the sponsors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies.
Position yourself as an expert. When you are active in your research and industry, you can develop a reputation as an expert to your peers and your clients. Those who are engaged over the long term are often asked to speak at the events and to write articles for their publications. Like it or not, others like to associate with the experts in any field. Clients feel good about doing business with those that are celebrated by their peers. If your strategy is to be the best-kept secret in your business community and research area, you will be missing a valuable opportunity.
Have fun. Being in research or business should be rewarding and fun. All work and no play can get old fast. Food Fraud 2019 conference can add a layer of enjoyment to managing your career growth by mixing a social aspect into your learning and industry branding efforts.
Who Should Attend and Who You’ll Meet?
Food Fraud 2018 would meet with Food Manufacturers, Food and Beverage Wholesalers & Retailers,Food Processors, Suppliers, Government Organisations and State Agencies, Deans, Directors, Professors, Students, Research scholars and other participants including CEO, Consultant, Head of Management, Economist, and Project Manager from business and industrial sectors across the world in order to establish a scientific relation between academic experts and other participants through information sharing and networking. The Conference will also have a space for companies and/or institutions to present their services, products, innovations and research results.
Importance & Scope?
The field of Food Fraud have not only helped the development in different fields in science and technology but also contributed towards the improvement of the quality of human life to a great extent. All this has become possible with the different discoveries and inventions leading to the development of various applications. The core aim of Food Fraud 2019 conference is to provide an opportunity for the delegates to meet, interact and exchange new ideas in the various areas of Food Safety. This International Food Fraud conference will feature world renowned keynote speakers, plenary speeches, young research forum, poster presentations, technical workshops and career guidance sessions.
Food Fraud 2019 aims to bring together leading Academic scientists, NGO professionals, Food Agronomists, Food Policy makers and regulators, Researchers and Research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results; about all aspects of Food Safety & Public Health and Economic regulations. It also provides the premier interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the field of Food Fraud & Safety, with respect to Public Health and Global Economics.
Why Toronto, Canada?
Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It’s a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities. Toronto has a vibrant history of change and growth, ranging from its early occupation over 1,000 years ago to its current status as North America’s fourth largest city. Toronto is Canada’s largest municipality and is made up of the former cities of Toronto, North York, Scarborough, York and Etobicoke, and the former borough of East York. The city is home to a large immigrant population, and is a national and international hub for finance, communications and cultural life. Diverse cultures, climates and landscape make Canada a destination to suit any interest. Canada is a country of immigrants and has a policy of encouraging diversity. Thus, urban hubs feature a range of ethnic neighbourhoods, restaurants, and shops. In addition to rich and varied urban centres, Canada’s natural environment is one of the most beautiful in the world. From pristine coastlines to rugged mountains and sparkling lakes, Canada’s geography inspires awe coast to coast.
The western side of Toronto is sometimes only thought of as place where industry and residences bump up against each other, but it is also a place where there are wonderful parks and waterways and where numerous pockets of small businesses and local spirit create active and diverse communities. Combining suburban enclaves and malls with condominium developments and the dense business district surrounding the North York Civic Centre, the north-central tip of Toronto is at once both relaxed and exciting. The area is also home to York University and Black Creek Pioneer Village
The Conference aims to:
Discuss current knowledge, domestic and international experience related to early identification, prevention and management of food fraud incidents
Identify Gaps and discuss opportunities of collaboration to support action addressing food authenticity assurance and prevention of food fraud globally
Create momentum to mobilize resources and lead to early deliverables by partners and stakeholders in areas related to research, detection, risk management and food regulatory policy development dealing with food fraud
Food fraud is the act of purposely altering, misrepresenting, mislabeling, substituting or tampering with any food product at any point along the farm–to–table food supply–chain. Fraud can occur in the raw material, in an ingredient, in the final product or in the food’s packaging
Biosensors and Food Safety
Biosensor is an analytical device that converts the biological reaction into electrical signals with the help of a transducer and generates real time Data. It is used detect analyte that interacts with the biological element associated with the transducer that gives out a measurable signal proportional to target analyte. The biological membranes can vary form microbes, cell organelles to nucleic acid. Transducer can be optical, electrochemical depending on the type of interaction with analyte.
Food safety requires fast effective real time methods to take the edge of adulteration, neurotoxins, pathogens, harmful chemicals, heavy metals etc. that affects humans, plants and animals. Biosensors in food safety can be a cost effective and time saving approach towards maintaining the international stands in food industries
Food safety Laws & Regulations
Food Safety Regulations. Modern day food safety regulations were developed on sound scientific principles to protect consumers from incidents of foodborne illness and death. With globalization, the supply chain must be carefully monitored to ensure imports meet food safety regulations and are free from tampering.
Food Safety Certifications
Facilities which prepare, handle or serve open hypothetically hazardous food should have an owner or employee who has been successfully completed an approved and accredited with food safety certification examination. Foodservice business which serves “high risk” populations will be the first part of the industry required to fulfill with the new guidelines. At least one individual from each foodservice establishment should be certified in food safety techniques. The original certificate is required to be maintained on site at the facility. It is the duty of the certified food supervisor to ensure that all employees have sufficient knowledge and are well trained in food safety as it recounts to their assigned duties which are framed by FDA (Food and drug administration)
PCR and Food Industry
The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technique was invented by kary B. Mullis in 1985, which helped scientist in making millions of copies of DNA, Which later had a wide spread usage in the many disciplines of life sciences from diagnostics of genetic disorders to identification of HIV in Human cells. There is increase in demand for a real time technique in Food Industry for quality assurance of food, which can bypass microbial method as they consume more time. In this case PCR is playing a key role in detection of pathogens in food and minimizing the affect food borne illness. PCR based methods in Food Microbiology led to the development of faster, much sensitive and more specific protocols.
Food Safety & Quality Management Strategies and Technologies
Quality management implementation it is a management technique to assure, to control and to monitor the product quality in order to ensure that the end product was manufactured with high quality the development of food safety is mandatory while quality assurance is voluntary. It is not the same to implement food safety such as: GMP, SSOP, HACCP and/or others, that assures the consumption of food is safe, than to implement quality assurance
Supply Chain Vulnerability Risk Assessments
Potential supply chain risks are identified by a systematic investigation of all factors (sources) that might lead to risks The consequence of each identified risk and its corresponding likelihood are determined by analysis the risks are prioritized based on their consequence and likelihood For those risks that need to be addressed with action, mitigation strategies are developed in accordance to the objective of the supply chain
Food Fraud mitigation
The plan must be designed to address the risk factors identified in the food fraud vulnerability assessment. It will be different for every company depending on the types of risks identified, as well as the nature of the companies’ ingredients, products, and geographic presence. PwC can help you design and implement a food fraud risk mitigation plan, employing our extensive experience in risk assessment, internal controls and supplier management. Food fraud mitigation plan will address areas such as governance processes, company ethics, workplace culture, sourcing and supplier management, and controls over processing and distributing food to consumers.
Horizon scanning and testing
Horizon Scan monitors commodity safety and integrity issues worldwide, collecting data daily from more than 100 food safety agencies and other reliable sources, delivering timely alerts on emerging food safety issues. It can help you to meet all consumer and regulatory demands for transparency and accountability across the ingredient supply chain, by identifying potential food safety threats before they become a problem.
Safety of the food supply- From Farm to Market
The consumption of fresh cut produce continues to increase globally. Technological advancements have in turn aided in increased global production of fresh produce to meet the increasing demand. However, there is serious concern as to whether this increase in supply and demand is leading to safety issues, as showcased by the alarming number of outbreaks associated with fresh vegetables and fruits, in the US as well as globally. And also it is important for people to understand the activities contribute in the food industry for the safety of food and how they can decrease the risk of foodborne illness. From processes on the farm to practices in the kitchen
Food Safety Regulations & International Food Trade
International Food Trade signs that food has gone international. More and more food is moving across borders for a combination of social, economic and technological reasons. Transportation has improved greatly, and better ways, such as freezing, have been found to preserve foods. Many developing nations were ready to sell the foods they were producing to obtain funds to continue building up their countries
Blockchain in Food Industry
Blockchain technology is a way of storing and sharing information across a network of users in an open virtual space. Blockchain technology allows for users to look at all transactions simultaneously and in real-time.Blockchain makes a supply chain more transparent at an all-new level. It also empowers the entire chain to be more responsive to any food safety disasters.Blockchain also allows specific products to be traced at any given time, which would help to reduce food waste. For instance, contaminated products can be traced easily and quickly, while safe foods would remain on the shelves and not be sent to landfills.
Food Fraud: Detection, Prevention & Management
The process to ensure the security of food and drink from all forms of intentional malicious attack including ideologically motivated attack leading to contamination. Food Fraud is an important and evolving food industry focus. Even though the vast majority of these incidents do not have a health hazard in some ways they are more dangerous because the substances and actions are unknown and untraceable Food Fraud is the collective term encompassing the intentional substitution, addition, tampering or misrepresentation of food/feed, food/feed ingredients or food/feed packaging, labelling, product information or false or misleading statements made about a product for economic gain that could impact consumer health
Public health risks associated with food fraud
Food fraud, including the more defined subcategory of economically motivated adulteration, is a food risk that is gaining recognition and concern. Regardless of the cause of the food risk, adulteration of food is both an industry and a government responsibility. Food safety, food fraud, and food defense incidents can create adulteration of food with public health threats. Food fraud is an intentional act for economic gain, whereas a food safety incident is an unintentional act with unintentional harm, and a food defense incident is an intentional act with intentional harm.
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Day 1 May 21, 2018
CONFERENCE HALL: TRIBECA 1
08:30-09:00 Opening Ceremony
09:00-09:40 Title: Food security for major urban and metropolitan centers: The convergence of different
forms of urban agricultural production in the face of multiple stressors and constraints
Christopher Bryant, University of Guelph, Canada
09:40-10:20 Title: Disposable gloves & flexible packaging in the food industry: An under-appreciated
Barry S Michaels, B. Michaels Group Inc, USA
Networking & Refreshment Break 10:20-10:40 @ Lobby Lounge
10:40-11:20 Title: Food security indicators, strategies and policies for the Middle East and North Africa Region
Eihab Fathelrahman, United Arab Emirates University, UAE
Food Security, Poverty and Sustainability | Sustainable Food systems and Argo-Ecological Food Production |
Food Waste | Community Development for Food Security | Climate Impacts on Food Security
Session Chair: Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
Session Co-chair: Jonas Osei-Adu, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Profit efficiency of Nepalese vegetable farms: Policy implications for reducing poverty and
improving food and nutrition security
Rudra Bahadur Shrestha, Thai Nguyen University, Vietnam
11:45-12:10 Title: Managing your international supply chain
Elise Forward, Forward Food Solutions LLC, USA
12:10-12:35 Title: The implementation of the DIVERCROP project in Algeria
Salah Bouchemal, University of Oum Ei Bouagchi, Algeria
12:35-13:00 Title: The patenting of life, limiting liberty, and the corporate pursuit of seeds
Ali Nizamuddin, University of Illinois Springfield, USA
Lunch Break 13:00-13:45 @ Lobby Lounge
Title: Effectiveness of participatory research to sustainable seed yam production: The case of
the cay seed project
Jonas Osei-Adu, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Can a panamanian food chain cut the mustard concerning food safety cultural compliance:
A case study of the suvlas restaurant chain
Derek Watson & Sophia Pandi, University of Sunderland, UK
Title: Effect of organic farming on soil fertility, microbial diversity, growth and yield of tomato
(Solanum lycopersicum) under rainfed red sandy loam soils of Karnataka, India
Ganapathi, University of Agricultural and Horticultural Sciences, India
15:00-15:25 Title: Commonly used food adulterants in Sri Lanka
Deepika Senevirathne, Government Analyst’s Department, Sri Lanka
Title: Changing gender roles in seed yam production among smallholder farmers in Ghana:
Implications for food security
Joyce Haleegoah, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Improved agronomic package for seed yam production by smallholder farmers in Nigeria
Beatrice Aighewi, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
Title: Value chain governance of african indigenous vegetables: Smallholders participation in
Abel B Otieno, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
Networking & Refreshment Break 16:40-16:55 @ Lobby Lounge
Young Researchers Forums
Title: Glean Hudson valley: Aligning abundance and scarcity for a just and equitable food
Evelina S Knodel, Columbia University, USA
17:15-17:35 Title: Organoleptic assessment of edible vegetable oils with Imarsil® and activated charcoal
Oni Eniola Oluyemsi, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Day 2 May 22, 2018
CONFERENCE HALL: TRIBECA 1
09:00-09:40 Title: Effects of modified atmosphere packaging on the shelf life of broccoli florets
based on the amounts and activities of respiratory enzymes
Yoshio Makino, The University of Tokyo, Japan
09:40-10:20 Title: Salmonella metabolism and its effect on host colonization of food-producing animals
Katherine Miller, Food Safety Net Services, USA
Networking & Refreshment Break 10:20-10:40 @ Lobby Lounge
10:40-12:10 Title: Developing successful food security projects around and in cities
Christopher Bryant, University of Guelph, Canada
Sessions: Agricultural and Food Economics | Food Safety and Food Inspection | Agriculture and Food Security |
Quality Control & Management
Session Chair: Elise Forward, Forward Food Solutions LLC, USA
Session Co-Chair: Kingsley Osei, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Enhancing the productivity of farmer saved seed yam in Ghana: The positive selection
Kingsley Osei, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
12:35-13:00 Title: Impact of flagship programmes on food security in India
M Sai Leela, St. Joseph’s college for Women, India
Lunch Break 13:00-14:00 @ Lobby Lounge
Title: Combination of multivariate analysis and image processing for detection of protein in
cooked pork sausages by using visible near-infrared hyperspectral imaging
Chao-Hui Feng, The University of Tokyo, Japan
Title: Awareness and adoption of positive selection techniques in seed yam production among
small holder yam farmers in Ghana
Bright Owusu Asante, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
14:50-15:15 Title: Phenotypic responses of maize (Zea mays L.) for grain development under drought stress
Javed Hussain Umrani, Sindh Agriculture University, Pakistan
Title: Clean seed production in Ghana and Sub-Saharan Africa: The role of tissue culture and
molecular biology tools
Marian D Quain, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Researches on the use of post-harvest agricultural waste to obtain plant bio stimulators
and bio fertilizers
Daniela Trifan, Agricultural Research and Development Station of Braila, Romania
Networking & Refreshment Break 16:00-16:15 @ Lobby Lounge
Poster Presentations 16:15-17:15
Poster Judge: Christopher Bryant, University of Guelph, Canada
Title: Comparison of antioxidant activity of different species and strains of turmeric (Curcuma
spp.) and identification of active compounds
Zahorul Islam, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Title: The impact of environmental degradation through surface mining on sustainable
agriculture in Ghana
Joseph King Junior, University of Tsukuba, Japan
P 03 Title: Home gardening, promising practice to improve food security in urban settings of Ethiopia
Fikralem Mezgebu Alemu, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia
Title: Isolation and identification of antifungal compounds from turmeric (Curcuma spp.) and
their activities on Fusarium solani sensu lato
Jesmin Akter, University of the Ryukyus, Japan
Title: The study of growth and physiological characters in Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L. Moench)
introgression lines under post flowering drought stress
Sara Sintayehu, Haramaya University, Ethiopia
P 06 Title: Impact assessment of water supply technologies for sustainable rice production in Ghana
Charles Yamoah, Tsukuba University, Japan
Title: ‘Positive selection’ a simple technique to reduce high virus incidence and seed yam
degeneration in Ghana
Esther Agyemang Marfo, CSIR-Crops Research Institute, Ghana
Title: Obtaining food security through economically and ecologically sustainable methods can
lead to positive psychological attitudes and a more productive society
Alexander Kvapil, St. Jhon’s University, USA
Title: Participation of rural women in Agriculture for poverty alleviation in Abeokuta metropolis,
Ogun State, Nigeria
Fasasi-Hammed Rafiat Bolanle, Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria
Thanks Giving & Closing Ceremony
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