Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin

Press Release – Food Integrity Conference

Food-fraud more lucrative than heroin and illegal firearms combined

Dunedin, Monday 19 June 2017

Reported instances of food fraud are on the increase and occur on a global scale, worth an estimated €47bn globally each year. That’s more than the heroin trade (€27bn) and illegal firearms game (€7.6bn) put together.

Next week the FOOD INTEGRITY 2017 conference explores how to keep New Zealand’s food exports safe and maximise brand profits. The two-day conference is being held on Wednesday 28 and Thursday 28 June in Auckland and brings together international food experts to help local companies navigate the complex international food export market place, assisting them to understand the risks and mitigate against them.

The conference involves over 12 speakers from around the globe and covers topics such as food safety law, economic strategy, food provenances, food toxins and crisis management.

Organiser Dr Helen Darling says the conference has an international focus that provides New Zealand food exporters with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the measures other countries are taking to protect their supply chains and ensure that their systems operate in a complementary manner.

“Given our reliance on primary exports New Zealand companies need to understand the global landscape. The complexity of the global food supply increases the risks for producers and consumers”.
The 2017 Food Integrity Conference is presented in association with AJ Park, one of Australasia’s leading intellectual property law firms.
FOOD INTEGRITY 2017 is followed by a one day Professional Intentional Food Adulteration Course. The course, run by Food Protection & Defense Institute, a United States of America Homeland Security Centre of Excellence, will help producers develop strategies to guard against acts intended to ruin brand reputation.

WHAT 2017 Food Integrity Conference
WHEN Wednesday 28 and Thursday 29 June 2017, Crown Plaza, Auckland
PRICE $700 for Registration
Intentional Adulteration Course $2,100
Conference and Intentional Adulteration Course $2,700

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