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US Expert to Host a Course on Food Fraud Prevention

Thursday, March 30, 2017

As 12 people accused of making and selling fake branded baby milk powder in China are on trial in Shanghai, a course on food fraud prevention has been organised to assist New Zealand exporters. The full day Intentional Adulteration course is being run alongside the 2017 Food Integrity Conference, to help food producers develop strategies to guard against acts intended to cause wide-scale harm to consumers and ruin brand reputation. Dr Amy Kircher Director Food Protection and Defense Institute, which is a United States of America Department of Homeland Security Center of Excellence, is an internationally recognised expert on Food Adulteration and will lead the course in Auckland in June.

[WEBINAR] Crossborder/Swine Disease Spread

Friday, March 3, 2017

Transboundary animal diseases are those of significant economic, trade or food security importance that require cooperation between countries to control. Classical Swine Fever is one of the top diseases of concern, alongside foot-and-mouth disease and highly pathogenic avian influenza. FPDI has been developing epidemic simulation models to help address research questions regarding the potential spread and subsequent control of transboundary animal diseases. This presentation will discuss results from an epidemic simulation model of Classical Swine Fever used to examine the impact of US-Canadian border closures on disease spread and trade.