Food Authenticity: Protecting your business from food fraud

Date: 12 November, 2015

Venue: Ramada Plaza Hotel, Shaws Bridge, Belfast BT8 7XP

Time: 09:45-15:30

Focus of the seminar

The seminar will share new insights into combatting food fraud and see how you can protect your business. The presentations will focus on recent advances in monitoring, detecting and preventing food fraud. An open discussion will be facilitated on how you can play your part in protecting both your own business and your customers.

Key speakers include Prof Chris Elliott, Queen’s University Belfast, Paul Willgoss, Marks & Spencer and Lynn Patterson, LP Associates.

Who should attend

The seminar will be of interest to those working throughout the food industry, especially the food processing industry, food producers, retailers, regulators, policy makers and academia.


There is no charge for this event. To register online visit Queen's University Belfast.


Telephone: Michael Hills on (0)28 9097 6514


Time Topic Speaker
09:45 Registration. Tea and coffee
  Morning session: Food Fraud in Context Chair: James McIntosh, 


10.25 Introduction

James McIntosh, 


10:30 Importance of the Elliott report for the agri‑food economy on the island of Ireland

Chris Elliott,

Queen’s University Belfast

11.00 FSA Food Crime Unit: Role of the FSANI in combatting food fraud

Kathryn Baker,

Food Standards Agency NI

11:30 Assessing teh risk of food fraud and specific case studies in food fraud prevention

Peter Whelan,

Food Safety Authority of Ireland

12.00 Vulnerability assessment for manufacturers

Lynn Patterson,

LP Associates

12:30 Light Lunch
  Afternoon session: Protecting Your Business Chair: Katrina Campbell

Institute for Global Food Security, Queens University Belfast

13:25 Introduction

Katrina Campbell,

Institute for Global Food Security, Queens University Belfast

13:30 Food fraud prevention from the retailer’s perspective

Paul Willgoss,

Marks & Spencer

14:00 Traceability systems in the meat industry

Richard Moore,

Linden Foods

14.30 Implementing traceability systems for supply chains in the food industry

Denis O'Brien

GS1 Ireland

15.00 Open discussion on food fraud

Stephane Durand,

Queens University Belfast

15:30 Close