Full programme - Food Integrity Parma 2017
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Full programme

May 10th




7.45 – 8.30


Local Organizers

Opening programme

Official opening and welcome
Illustration of the agenda


Local Organizers

8.30 – 8.35

Welcome from Barilla

Victoria Spadaro Grant (Chief R&D and Quality Officer Barilla Group)

8.35 – 8.40

Welcome from University of Parma

Furio Brighenti (Pro-Rector Delegate for Research – University of Parma)

8.40 – 8.45

Welcome from Parma – Creative city of Gastronomy Unesco

Federico Pizzarotti (Mayor of Parma)

8.45 – 8.52

Welcome from FoodIntegrity Project


Paul Brereton (Head of Agri-food Research Fera Science Ltd & FI Coordinator)
Alexandra Tuijtelaars (Research Programme Officer European Commission)

8.52 – 9.00

Welcome from FoodIntegrity 2017 Conference Committees & Intro


Michele Suman (Head of Food Safety Research Barilla Group & FI17 Conf Chair)

Session 1

Introduction: Food Fraud – stakeholder implications and mitigations

Christophe Cavin (Nestlè)
Peter Whelan (Food Safety Authority Ireland)

09.00 – 09.25

Food safety implications in the context of food authenticity – Keynote

Barbara Gallani (EFSA)

09.25 – 09.50

Strategies of quality management system against food fraud – Keynote

Beatriz Torres (International Featured Standards – IFS)

09.50 – 10.15

Food Frauds: Intellectual Property aspects and Building national awareness of Food Crime – Keynote

Huw Watkins (Intellectual Property Office UK)

10.15 – 10.30

Turning science into solutions – The role of the FoodIntegrity project

Paul Brereton (Fera Science)

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee break

Press conference (to be confirmed)

Session 2

New solutions for Identifying Emerging Risks

Lucy Foster (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, UK)
Niels Lucas Luijckx (TNO)

11.00 – 11.25

Economic aspects about food integrity & challenges connected to e-commerce – Keynote

Stefano Vaccari (ICQRF – Ministry of Agriculture Italy)

11.25 – 11.50

The use of social media: identifying norovirus outbreaks & other future directions – Keynote

Tim Johnston (Food Standards Agency, UK)

11.50 – 12.10

Results of a pan-European survey on fish mislabeling: a citizen science approach

Miguel Ángel Pardo González (AZTI Tecnalia)

12.10 – 12.30

Early warning system and food big data: from supply chain surveillance to fraud detection

Vahid Mojtahed (Fera Science)

12.30 – 12.50

Predicting food fraud – a Bayesian Network approach

Hans Marvin (RIKILT Wageningen, UR)

12.50 – 14.30

Capturing an FI2017 screenshot: Photo all together!

Lunch break
Posters View
Demo Corner

Virgin olive oil tasting session: the nose – the most advanced analytical instrument

Vendor seminars

Session 3

Parallel Session (A)
Rapid & Confirmatory analytical solutions

Vincent Baeten (Centre Wallon de Recherches Agronomiques – CRAW, BE),
Dolores Perez-Marin (University of Còrdoba)

14.30 – 14.55

Rapid Authentication of coffee blends: old problem, new methods – Keynote

Luciano Navarini (illycaffè)

14.55 – 15.15

What is the origin of this garlic? Metabolomic fingerprinting employing high resolution mass spectrometry may give a rapid answer

Jana Hajslova (University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague)

15.15 – 15.35

A rapid universal tool for colorimetric authentication of food combining nanotechnology with DNA barcoding

Paola Valentini (IIT)

15.35 – 15.55

Carotenoid profiling as tool for verifying egg production claims in the UK

Katharina Heinrich (Fera Science)

15.55 – 16.15

Targeted / untargeted approaches and data handling. How to support authenticity of food and raw materials

Caterina Durante (Chemstamp)

16.15 – 16.35

Physi-Trace: rapid origin traceability of Australian pork products

Garry Lee (Food Science Solutions Perth Australia)

16.35 – 16.55

Food integrity with Isotope Fingerprints: unlocking the truth

Christopher Brodie (Thermo Fisher Scientific)

Session 4

Parallel session (B)
Workshop: Good risk management requirements, trust in label claims & best practices

Organized & Chaired by:
Federica Camin (Fondazione Mach)
Simon Kelly (IAEA-FAO)

14.30 – 17.00

This Workshop will deepen the themes of economic significance and importance of label claims, and will give to stakeholders and official bodies guidelines for promoting trust in premium products

1st Part (14.30 – 15.30) – Short Talks:

  • Fabio del Bravo (Ismea, Italy)
  • Rosa Vañó (Castillo de Canena, Spain)
  • Gerald A. Herrmann, (Organic Services GmbH, Germany)
  • Marco Nocetti (Consorzio Parmigiano Reggiano, Italy)
  • Massimo Sacco (Acetificio Ponti, Italy)
  • Francois Guyon (Scl.Finances.Gouv.Fr)

2nd Part (15.30 – 16.30) – Interactive Exercise (world cafe):

Three discussion tables will be organized:
1. PDO foods;
2. PGI foods;
3. organic foods.
People will be divided in 3 groups who will visit each table for 20 minutes discussing each time a different issue (economic importance, promotion, protection).

17.00 – 17.30

Coffee break

Session 5

“Fast” Science
(8′ speed presentations)

Elena Maestri (Siteia.Parma)
Jean Francois Morin (Eurofins)

17.30 – 18.50

First outcomes from new FoodIntegrity Work Packages projects launched in 2016:
• A gradual step-by step process for advancing knowledge on NIRS sensors technology for rapid, in situ and cost-effective authentication of Acorn Iberian Ham (Jamón ibérico de Bellota) [Ana Garrido Varo – University of Còrdoba]
• Fish Identification Software Hub (F.I.S.HUB) Classifier [Francesco Rossi – Politecnico di Torino]
• Other new WPs short presentations in potential addition

Inspiring presentations from 6 young food integrity scientists (Young Researchers Award):
• Non target screening strategy based on GC-Q-TOF for Scotch whisky authentication [Michal Stupak – University of Chemistry and Technology Prague]
• A novel approach to authenticate whole and refined grain durum wheat (Triticum durum Desf.) based on untargeted lipidomics [Laura Righetti – University of Parma]
• Non-Targeted Methods guidance – Overview of draft USP guidance [Kenny Xie – United States Pharmacopeia]
• Volatile fingerprinting using PTR-MS paves the way for South African lamb to acquire PGI status [Sara Erasmus – Stellenbosch University South Africa]
• Food fraud detection through species-specific marker peptides [Barbara Prandi – University of Parma]
• COIBar-HRM as a novel approach for the discrimination of hake species [Telmo Fernandes – Universidade do Porto]

20.00 – 23.00

Conference Dinner – Social Event (Corale Verdi Restaurant, Parma)
Open to all the registered people: free for consortium members – payment for other participants

23.00 – 01.00

“Disco FoodIntegrity”: Young (& “Less Young”!) Night
Entertainment Event (StarHotel – Parma)
Free entrance

May 11th

Session 6

Parallel session C
Workshop: Food Integrity 2020 Challenges – Unresolved and Emerging gaps

Organized & Chaired by:
Saskia van Ruth (Wageningen University and Research)

9.00 – 11.00

This Workshop will be based on an interactive debate and online voting to identify the major unresolved and emerging gaps in assuring the integrity of the food chain

Procedure of the first FoodIntegrity gap analysis, gaps covered in the FoodIntegrity & other EU projects, continuing/unresolved gaps.

  • Introduction to online voting tool: Kristian Holst Laursen (University of Copenhagen)
  • The consumer perspective: Camille Perrin (BEUC – The European Consumer Organization)
  • The industry perspective: Christophe Cavin (Nestlè)
  • The authorities perspective: Chris Vansteenkiste (Europol)

Panel discussion with: Chris Elliott (Queens University Belfast), Quincy Lissaur (SSAFE) and the audience moderated by Georg Melzer-Venturi (Eutema) and Francis Butler (University College Dublin)

Session 7

Parallel session D
Consumer issues: quality vs convenience – satisfying consumer needs

Robert Home (FiBL)
Claudia Berti (Barilla)

9.00 – 9.25

Counterfeiting of food & public health impact: priority for EU Law Enforcement Agencies – Keynote

Sergio Tirrò (Carabinieri NAS)

9.25 – 9.45

“Journalistic Video-Shock-Talk” on food frauds & food crime – Keynote

Luca Ponzi (RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana)

9.45 – 10.05

Food or Wildlife? Consumers’ poor knowledge of fish appearance hampers seafood market transparency and sustainability

Stefano Mariani (Universitry of Salford, Manchester, UK)

10.05 – 10.25

Chinese consumer attitudes to European products

Lynn Frewer (Newcastle University)

10.25 – 10.45

Olive oil trade standards inside and outside EU: analysing differences

Diego Luis Garcia-Gonzalez (CSIC)

10.45 – 11.05

Gastronomy, Culture & Integrity. Food identity: characteristics and evolutions

Luca Govoni (ALMA Scuola Internazionale di Cucina Italiana)

11.00 – 11.30

Coffee break

Session 8

Food Authenticity – Forward look


Michele Suman (Barilla Advanced Laboratory Research)
Carsten Fauhl-Hassek (BfR – Federal Institute for Risk Assesment)

11.30 – 11.55

FoodIntegrity: a Global Perspective – Keynote


Chris Elliott (Queen’s University Belfast)

11.55 – 12.15

Overview of the EU challenges for food fraud

Eric Marin (DG SANTE European Commission)

12.15 – 12.35

Role of analytical testing for food fraud risk mitigation – how much is enough

Francis Butler (University College Dublin)

12.35 – 12.50

The EU H2020 OLEUM Project: state of play and first advancements

Tullia Gallina Toschi (University of Bologna)

12.50 – 13.10

Poster Awards
Official Closure

Chairs of FI2017 & FI Coordinator

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch break
Posters View
Demo Corner

14.00 – 17.00

Authenticity in the feed and the food chain – General principles and basic requirements



14.30 – 17.30

Visit to Barilla Plant
Only for registered participants in advance (limited number)