Welcome to Nantes
For the conclusion of this five-year European project (2014-2018), we are honoured to host the 5th International FoodIntegrity Conference here in Nantes.
The conference will offer keynote lectures, oral and poster sessions, workshops, awards, testing/instruments demo sessions, vendor seminars and a social program (including a conference dinner in an exclusive location). The entire Eurofins Nantes testing campus staff and leaders are very excited to organise this edition which will focus on “delivering real world solutions”, with over 400 expected attendees from the food processing industry, food retailers, food safety government officials, public administration, scientists (from universities, private laboratories, equipment providers, NGOs and the research community).
About the FoodIntegrity project
Bringing together 60 participants from 18 European countries in addition to China and Argentina, Food Integrity’s key focus has been to consolidate, harmonise and mobilise the European capability on food authentication to ensure consumer confidence and protect European added value.
The €12M five-year project (2014 – 2018) has contributed to reduce the current barriers to data sharing and utilisation that is crucial to combating food fraud by supplying methods and tools that address both enforcement and industry needs.
With 21 work packages, the project has not only been seeking to enhance early warning capabilities, but also, working with industry, developing methods, systems and processes to assure the quality, authenticity and safety of the food chain.