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New Approaches to Uncovering Food Fraud: From Targeted to Probabilistic Solutions

Learn which types of testing are used in food fraud analysis currently, and which testing technologies are meaningful and why. Industry expert Bert Popping explains...

Food fraud is the buzzword for stakeholders in the food supply chain and regulators alike. Very few laboratories do not offer food fraud testing services by now, and there very few regulators that do not have at least some activities in the food fraud segment. The question that hasn’t been answered yet is: what do we actually test for? While in mycotoxins testing, you have a finite list of targets. Not so in food fraud. So what does your analytical method look for? Single target methods or analyte group methods won’t do to guard against food fraud. New approaches are necessary to reduce the risk of being exposed to food fraud. What are these techniques? And are there any trade-offs?

Food Analysis offers a presentation from industry expert Bert Popping that will try to answer the following questions:

  • Which types of testing are used in food fraud analysis currently?
  • Which testing technologies are meaningful and why?
  • Which new approaches are developed?
  • What are the trade-offs of these new technologies?

Bert Popping is a consultant to food industry stakeholders and regulators on food safety matters. Before starting his own company, he held senior-level positions in food safety analysis with global third-party laboratories. His interests are new analytical technology developments for food safety analysis and putting them into a holistic context.

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