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Practical short course Adulteration and Fraud of Botanical and Natural Health Ingredients: Issues, Challenges and Prevention Tools for the Industry - Risks, Prevention Programs and Tools for Botanicals, Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany, November 29-30, 2018

Practical Short Course:
Adulteration and Fraud of Botanical and Natural Health Ingredients: Issues, Challenges and Prevention Tools for the Industry

Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany - November 29-30, 2018
Easy to combine with Health & Nutrition Week and HI Europe
Health & Nutrition Week will run alongside Hi Europe & Ni 2018Health & Nutrition Week

A top-level thought leadership programme, from November 24 to 30. Working together with external experts from the food industry, academia, market research and more, organiser UBM has created an inspiring line-up of topical presentations and workshops.

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Smart Short Courses joins forces with Euromed and the American Botanicals Council and brings a completely new program on ADULTERATION and FRAUD of Botanical and Natural Health Ingredients.

Workshop Overview

Adulteration and fraud of natural ingredients added to foods are global concerns for stakeholders, for industry, for risk assessors and risk managers, and for EU consumers. What is the EU industry doing about it? What are the plans of regulators? What lessons can be learnt and tools used from leading experts = How can adulteration and fraud be prevented? And what happens when it is discovered?

Meet experts in the field to discuss issues, challenges and solutions related to the Adulteration and Fraud of Natural Ingredients added to foods. It will provide unique and crucial information such as:

  • Understand the nature and magnitude of the adulteration problem
  • Present the U.S.A Botanical Adulteration Prevention Program (BAPP) and the relevance to the larger Health Ingredients sector
  • Gain insights on adulteration of botanicals in the EU as food fraud and as a challenge for risk assessment
  • Understand and discuss the regulatory approaches and experiences from the industry
  • Identify and understand market data, market expectations, consumers perspectives
  • Identify stakeholder needs and potential solutions to the challenges
  • Learn how full traceability, analytical control, DNA testing and other key tools can avoid and prevent adulteration and fraud of botanical ingredients associated
  • Walk though real and hypothetical case studies

Keynote speakers include Mr. Mark Blumenthal, Founder and Executive Director of the American. Botanical Council (ABC) and ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program (BAPP), U.S.A, and Prof. Dr. Anna-Rita Bilia, University of Florence, Italy, President of Society of Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research (GA)

Target group
Dietary supplements and food manufacturers, QA/QC managers, R&D scientists/managers, Regulatory affairs specialists, Contract labs, Academic institutions, sales and marketing specialists



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