Register now! Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management, Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018!

Following the great success and extremely positive response after the 1st MoniQA Symposium on Food Fraud Prevention and Effective Food Allergen Management in Bari, Italy, 26-27 January 2017, the MoniQA Association would like to invite you to join us for the Second MoniQA Symposium on Food Fraud and Allergens in Vienna, Austria, 7-8 June 2018.

This Second MoniQA Symposium will address food authenticity, food fraud and the need for simple labeling as major drivers for both the food industry and companies involved in rapidly developing new analytical technologies. The food industry must adapt to this changing landscape and be aware of the regulatory and legal issues that drive the change in the safety and quality of food. This workshop will bring together food industry experts, legal experts, regulators, academics and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to discuss the latest information on the implications of regulations and other burning issues in the food space.

Some of the areas we plan to cover include:

  • What is on a label: "free from...", "may contain...", "processed in a facility..."
  • Interpreting legal limits versus laboratory accuracy
  • Litigation: class action vs consumer deception

An exciting two days programme has been developed with speakers from e.g. Nestle, FOCOS, LGC, SQTS-MIGROS, USP, various law firms, associations and international organisations. Get an update on the newest science and technology involved in the analysis of food for authenticity, new regulatory developments, and firsthand experiences to combat food fraud. Case studies of successful brand protection, food fraud prevention and improved risk management will be provided in this timely and innovative symposium.

We warmly invite you to attend this meeting in Vienna, which brings together international experts in the fields of food authenticity and food allergens, as well as various food industries, SMEs, research institutions, associations and regulatory bodies, all having a different stake in food safety. This special mix of scientific and practical input to the symposium will be a valuable opportunity to grow your knowledge base, learn from practical experiences, and exchange ideas with peers. Vienna has earned an outstanding reputation as meeting destination and is ranked top every year in the statistics kept by the International Congress & Convention Association. The central location of Vienna in the heart of Europe is beneficial to all delegates who are able to reach Vienna easily with direct flights from any European capital as well as from many other cities worldwide.

We hope to see you in Vienna in June 2018!

Dr. Richard Cantrill
President, Canada

Dr. Roland Poms
Secretary General, Austria

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