PROGRAM
Moderator: Heather Granato, Vice President - Content, Health & Nutrition Network, U.S.A.
Day 1: Thursday, November 29, 2018
8:50
Welcome - Opening remarks - Mr. Andrea Zangara, EUROMED, Spain
The Nature and Magnitude of the Adulteration Problem
9:00
Efforts to Prevent Adulteration and Fraud in Botanical Materials in the Global Market: An Update on the ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program, Mr. Mark Blumenthal, ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program, U.S.A
9:45
Issues, Challenges and Instruments to Prevent Adulteration in Herbal Medicines - Introduction to Combined HPLC-DAD–MS, HPLC–MSn and NMR Spectroscopy for Quality Control of Medicinal Plant Extracts, Prof. Dr. Anna-Rita Bilia, University of Florence, Italy
10:15
Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
Adulteration of Botanicals in the EU as Food Fraud and as a Challenge for Risk Assessment
10:45
Adulteration of Botanicals and Food Fraud in the EU, TBC, European Commission
11:15
Adulteration of Botanicals and EFSA: the Experience We Have, and the Risk Assessment Tools, TBC
11:45
Roundtable: How Can We Tackle Effectively Adulteration of Natural Substances in Food and Supplements in the EU?
12:15
Lunch and Networking
The Response from Industry at the Global and EU Level: What can We Learn?
13:30
The Botanical Adulterants Prevention Program: Applications, Dr. Stefan Gafner, American Botanical Council, U.S.A
14:15
How the EU Botanicals Industry Views Adulteration and Works to Prevent Food Adulteration, Mr. Patrick Coppens, Food Supplements Europe, Belgium
14:45
Consumers and Regulators Require Quality Health Products: Preventing Adulterations with the EHPM Quality Model, Mr. Michel Horn, European Federation of Associations of Health Products Manufacturers, Belgium
15:05
Sourcing as a Potential Solution to Adulteration Issues (title TBC), Mr. Bauke van der Veen, EUROPAM - European Herbs Growers Association, the Netherlands
15:25
Trust in the Marketplace – A Trust Transparency Scorecard, Mr. Len Monheit, Trust Transparency Center, U.S.A.
15:45
Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
Tools in Member States and the Health implications of Adulteration of Botanicals
16:15
How the Belgian Experience with Botanicals Can Help Tackle Adulteration, Mr. Joris Geelen, Food Compliance International, Belgium
16:45
Health Implications: When Adulteration Becomes a Food Safety Issue, Dr. Luca Bucchini, Hylobates Consulting, Italy
17:15
End of Day 1
Day 2: Friday, November 30, 2018
Full Traceability, Analytical Control, DNA Testing and other Key Tools to Avoid and Prevent Adulteration and Fraud of Botanical Ingredients
9:00
Full Traceability, High Quality Production and Exhaustive Analytical Control - Industry's Key Tools to Avoid and Prevent Adulteration and Fraud of Botanical Ingredients, Mr. Agustin Villar & Ms. Anna Mulá, EUROMED, Spain
9:45
DNA Testing as a Preventive Tool, Prof. Dr. Johannes Novak, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Austria
10:15
Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
10:45
Laboratory Tools to Prevent and Assess Adulteration of Botanicals, Mr. Julien Diaz, BotaniCert, France
11:15
Practice session: case studies: This session will walk participant through case-studies and hypothetical scenarios to discuss technical challenges, reputational issues and legal implications at various stages of adulteration incidents
  • Possible risks for patients’ health resulting from undeclared plants in herbal supplements, Prof. Dr. Anna-Rita Bilia, University of Florence, Italy
  • Adulteration of essential oils: cases, issues, challenges, solutions, Mr. Julien Diaz, BotaniCert, France
  • The Sudan Red scandal in spices: what it can teach to botanicals, Dr. Luca Bucchini, Hylobates, Italy
  • Others, TBC
12:30
End of program