Dubai International Food Safety Conference to Host #FoodFraud Workshop and Discussions 28-30 October 2018

This food fraud event follows the series of workshops initiated by the Food Risk Analysis and Regulatory Excellence Platform (FRAREP) of the Department of Food Science and the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods (INAF) of Université Laval, Québec, QC. Canada, supported by several partners and stakeholders. These workshops were launched in April 2017 in Quebec City Canada, followed by a second event in November 2017 in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, under the theme “Global Understanding of Food Fraud” (GUFF) and aim to support international collaboration amongst the community of stakeholders around food fraud prevention and mitigation. This year’s event is held under the theme “towards collaborative leadership to counter food fraud”.

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The event will host a Workshop (by invitation or upon request only) to be held on October 28th, 2018, with the aim to continue the momentum built during the previous GUFF Workshop Series. This workshop will enable several discussions including a meeting of the Global Coalition on Food Crime, discussions amongst industry leaders on availability and consistency of guidance to prevent and mitigate food fraud, as well as the development of Standard Methods Performance Requirements (SMPR) for Non Targeted testing to be established under the auspices of AOAC INTERNATIONAL.

An Open session dedicated to Food Fraud is planned as part of the Dubai Food Safety Conference (DIFSC)  on Oct 30th, 2018 and will address the following themes:

1- Harmonization of food fraud regulatory policies,

2- Preventive Measures for the Food Industry

3- Risk Communication, information sharing and capacity building

For more information and/or to contribute to the GUFF Workshop 2018 (28 October 2018), please write to us at




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