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Webinar - Recent Developments in EMA/Food Fraud Research and Tools

Friday, September 11, 2015

Friday September 11, 2015
10 AM - 11 AM CT

The problems of economically motivated adulteration (EMA) and food fraud have received increasing attention over recent years, particularly in anticipation of the release of the final rules resulting from the Food Safety Modernization Act. This presentation will highlight recent developments in EMA research and tools at the National Center for Food Protection and Defense (NCFPD), the University of Minnesota, and United States Pharmacopeia (USP). Dr. Phelps will present the findings of a research project to assess the local retail market for fish fraud using DNA barcoding of retail fish samples combined with supply chain mapping. Dr. Moore will discuss a food fraud mitigation framework developed by USP that can be used by industry to evaluate the vulnerability of ingredients to fraud. Finally, Dr. Everstine will present two databases that catalog the history of food fraud and can be used to inform food fraud vulnerability assessments.

Presented By: 
Nicholas Phelps, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Veterinary Population Medicine
University of Minnesota

Jeffrey Moore, Ph.D.
Senior Scientific Liaison, Food Standards 
Food Chemicals Codex 
United States Pharmacopeia 

Karen Everstine, Ph.D.
Research Associate
National Center for Food Protection and Defense
University of Minnesota

Facilitated By: 
John Larkin, Ph.D.
Research Director
National Center for Food Protection and Defense
University of Minnesota