Twickenham Stadium, 200 Whitton Road, Twickenham, UK TW2 7BA
Building on the success of New Food’s Food Fraud events, now in its fourth year Food Integrity 2020 will explore some of the toughest questions the industry is facing. Leaders from the food and beverage sector will debate the challenges facing the sector and share their lessons and solutions.
Rob Verkerk PhD, is an internationally acclaimed, multi-disciplinary sustainability scientist with a 35-year background in environmental, agricultural, food, nutritional and health sciences. He will be presenting on Day 2 of the conference in the technical stream.
His presentation Accuracy and transparency in food and beverage labelling: reality check will take place on the 19th March at 11:20am. It will cover the following areas….
Overview of hidden and grey areas: processing effects, artificial colours, flavours and sweeteners, contaminants and provenance
More detailed insights into each, using examples, viz: processing effects on health (e.g. mechanically refined wholegrain cereals), natural flavours that are not naturally-derived, carriers for flavours that do not need to be disclosed, common contaminants that are known carcinogens (e.g. PAHs, heterocyclic amines, acrylamide), and multi-ingredient products in which ingredients are sourced in different countries from the country of manufacture.
How socially and environmentally responsible companies in the food industry can take a lead, go beyond the minimum legal requirements, and set standards that less scrupulous actors are forced to follow.