Navigation Links
International conference will put agri-food supply chain under the microscope
Date:4/9/2013

The latest international developments in food safety and traceability will be showcased at a major conference at Queen's University Belfast in April 2014.

The Food Integrity and Traceability Conference will take place at Queen's from 8-10 April 2014 and will attract leading scientists, food standards regulators and agri-food producers from around the world.

Featuring experts from Queen's new 33Million Institute for Global Food Security and from across the globe, the event will highlight progress in delivering safe and authentic food to consumers and explore current and emerging threats to the integrity of the agri-food chain.

Professor Chris Elliott, Director of the Institute for Global Food Security, said: "The ability to protect the integrity of the food supply chain from 'farm to fork' is a massive challenge and one that is of utmost importance. While significant advances in science are helping reduce the risk of eating contaminated foods, the recent European-wide horsemeat scandal and the ever growing list of food product recalls due to contamination with Salmonella, E.coli, mycotoxins and dioxins, have highlighted that major gaps still exist in ensuring the food we consume is authentic and safe.

"Continued research and the development of improved techniques at Queen's and elsewhere - will facilitate more targeted and efficient testing and reduce the need for recalls of contaminated products, as well as tracing that contamination back to its source. That will be the focus of this conference."

Building on the success of a similar event in 2011, the second Food Integrity and Traceability Conference is jointly organised by Queen's Centre for Assured, Safe and Traceable Food (ASSET) and safefood, the North-South body responsible for the promotion of food safety on the island of Ireland. It will concentrate on three key themes:

  • Reviewing recent progress in delivering safe and authentic food to the consumer.
  • Identifying the greatest current and emerging threats to the integrity of the agri-food supply.
  • Delivering new analytical means of verifying the integrity of the agri-food supply chain.


'/>"/>

Contact: Anne-Marie Clarke
comms.officer@qub.ac.uk
44-028-909-75320
Queen's University Belfast
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Ultracold matter technology from CU and SRI International licensed to Boulders ColdQuanta
2. International Polar Year conference: From knowledge to action
3. Large international study finds memory in adults impacted by versions of 4 genes
4. International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence
5. Southampton researchers lead 2 international projects to help people out of poverty
6. UCSD researchers: Where international climate policy has failed, grassroots efforts can succeed
7. Washington University receives $8 million to lead international childhood malnutrition effort
8. Early Bird Discounts Available on International Healthcare and Biotechnology Conferences, Save Up To $600 with Global Information
9. New HealthFocus® International Study Reveals Five Very Different Weight Management Consumers
10. OU scientists and international team deciper the genetic code of the tomato
11. Digicel Launches Worlds First Biometric Identification System For International Money Transfers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/26/2016)... and LONDON , April 26, ... of EdgeVerve Systems, a product subsidiary of Infosys ... announced a partnership to integrate the Onegini mobile ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20151104/283829LOGO ) ... customers enhanced security to access and transact across ...
(Date:4/15/2016)... , April 15, 2016 ... "Global Gait Biometrics Market 2016-2020,"  report to their ... ) , ,The global gait biometrics market ... 13.98% during the period 2016-2020. Gait ... which can be used to compute factors that ...
(Date:3/31/2016)... 2016  Genomics firm Nabsys has completed a financial ... Bready , M.D., who returned to the company in ... leadership team, including Chief Technology Officer, John Oliver ... Nurnberg and Vice President of Software and Informatics, ... Dr. Bready served as CEO of Nabsys from ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/27/2016)... N.C. (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... commercial operations for Amgen, will join the faculty of the University of ... as adjunct professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at UNC Kenan-Flagler, with a focus ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... While the majority of commercial spectrophotometers and fluorometers use the ... models are higher end machines that use the more unconventional z-dimension of 20mm. ... the bottom of the cuvette holder. , FireflySci has developed several Agilent flow ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... TORONTO , June 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - ... Ontario biotechnology company, Propellon ... the development and commercialization of a portfolio of ... cancers. Epigenetic targets such as WDR5 represent an ... contribute significantly in precision medicine for cancer patients. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June, 23, 2016  The Biodesign Challenge (BDC), a ... ways to harness living systems and biotechnology, announced its ... in New York City . ... students, showcased projects at MoMA,s Celeste Bartos Theater during ... , MoMA,s senior curator of architecture and design, and ...
Breaking Biology Technology: