SOFHT Online Session - Reducing the Risk of Food Fraud

Start Date27 November 2020 at 09:30:00 GMT
End Date27 November 2020 at 12:00:00 GMT
LocationDigital Live Broadcast
Event TypeWebinar
TopicReducing the Risk of Food Fraud
Fera AreSpeaking


How is food fraud evolving and what should you do?

Criminals are getting smarter using new methods and technologies to exploit global food supply chains, risking permanent damage to food and beverage brands. In this live webinar discover:

Online session agenda:

  • Food fraud today, the impact of a pandemic such as Coronavirus/ COVID 19
  • Case studies - real life food fraud
  • Scale and impact: the challenges of global supply chains
  • Emerging trends and threats
  • New criminal activity supporting fraud 
  • Preventing food fraud (you can’t but you can make it more difficult and unappealing)
  • Live Q&A


  1. Overview of food fraud
  2. Techniques to detect food fraud
  3. Emerging at risk products

Cost: £25 (Members), £50 (Non-members), £15 (Students) all plus VAT per delegate

Time: 9.30am - 12.00pm

Platform: Microsoft Teams

A certificate of attendance is included in the price


Meet the Fera presenters


Dr James Donarski holds joint positions as the head of food authenticity at Fera Science and a senior lecturer in the field of chemistry at Newcastle University.

James has published over 20 peer-reviewed articles including guidelines for building food authenticity databases. He is a member of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) technical committee 460 – Food Authenticity, where he acts as a national expert in the field of food authentication. 


Dr Adrian Charlton BSc, PhD is a principal scientist and biochemist at Fera Science with over 20 years of post-doctoral experience and 60+ peer reviewed publications.

Adrian’s expertise relates to the control and regulation of adulterants, contaminants and allergens that threaten a sustainable food supply chain.Representing UK and international governments in relation to food safety, quality and authenticity, Adrian advises bodies including UN-FAO, WHO, EU, EFSA, CEN and ISO. Adrian also chairs the UK Bee Products Committee working closely with BSI, developing the technical aspects of the Food Assurance Kitemark.



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