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This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 613688

Workshop: Determining the Geographical Origin of Food

Friday 28th February - Half-day technical workshop, 9am to 2pm

Purpose of the workshop: Examining 'state of the art' analytical tools to determine the geographical origin of food.

Objectives: Identification of gaps and how to move forward within food integrity.

The programme

09:00 - 09:30        Registration - Mezzanine 1st session

Chair: Paul Brereton;Fera and Mark Woolfe; Food Authenticity Consultant 09:30 - 09:35 Welcome - Hilary Aldridge; Fera

09:35 - 09:40        Introduction to workshop - Paul Brereton; Fera, FoodIntegrity Project Coordinator
09:40 - 10:00        New food labelling requirements - a new opportunity for the analysts? - Stephen Pugh; Defra
10:00 - 10:20        Techniques for authenticating country of origin labelling - Sandy Primrose; Food Authenticity Programme Advisor
10:20 - 10:40        Requirements for using multi-element stable isotope analysis in food authentication - Andreas Roßmann; Isolab GmbH
10:40 - 11:00        Analytical methods for guaranteeing the authenticity of PDO hard cheeses - Federica Camin; Research and Innovation Centre - Fondazione Edmund Mach Stable Isotopes
11:00 - 11:20        Break (tea, coffee and biscuits)

2nd session Chair: Franz Ulberth; JRC-IRMM, Geel & James Lindsay; USDA

11:20 - 11:40        Tracking food with stable isotopes in practice - Markus Boner; Agroisolab
11:40 - 12:00        Recent innovations in molecular analysis to trace food using their microbial ecology (Part 1) - Didier Montet, CIRAD
12:00 - 12:20        Recent innovations in molecular analysis to trace food using their microbial ecology (Part 2) - Richard Thwaites, Fera
12:20 - 12:50        Next Steps: Round table discussion Gaps/Impediments (data sharing) Horizon Scanning Approaches for the future Facilitator: Franz Ulberth;JRC-IRMM, Geel
12:50 - 13:00        Sum-up
13:00 - 14:00        Lunch