The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation/15-minute Q&A) is to provide an overview of available gluten-free certification schemes and explore the key principles of effective gluten risk management.
- Introduction and key definitions and market data
- Celiac diseases and the gluten-free diet
- Risk assessment in celiac disease and gluten threshold levels
- Consumer choice of gluten-free products and the role of gluten-free certification
- Overview of known gluten-free certification schemes
Gluten has attracted great attention that has mainly been attributed to the increasing number of diagnosed patients with intolerance to this protein fraction, advances in detection methods with improved sensitivity as well as the increasing awareness of the existence of the disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune enteropathy triggered by gluten ingestion for which a gluten-free diet is currently the sole treatment.
Gluten-free certification schemes have been designed to protect consumers suffering from gluten-related disorders by confirming that a product (food, drink or supplement) meets recognized gluten-free safety standards, therefore providing an independent verification of manufacturer’s gluten-free claims.
Presenter: Dr Evangelia Komitopoulou - SGS Global Customized Solutions Manager, Food Safety & Quality
Evangelia is responsible for leading the development of customized food safety and quality solutions within SGS providing all the necessary food safety and quality technical support to the global network of certification and auditor teams. A food microbiologist by background, Evangelia is responsible for designing and deploying new global services and solutions across the SGS global network and work with industry to tailor those services to meet individual requirements. With a career which includes over 15 years spent in food safety technical consultancy, trouble-shooting and contract applied research and development, Evangelia is also the author and editor of many technical reports and articles.
This webinar will be most of interest to companies, professionals and others interested to get an overview of gluten-associated disorders, insights into gluten-free market as well as a good understanding of currently available gluten-free certification schemes.
Schedule: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
7:00 am San Francisco (Pacific Standard Time, GMT-08:00)
10:00 am New York (Eastern Standard Time, GMT-05:00)
3:00 pm London (GMT Time, GMT)
4:00 pm Paris (Europe Time, GMT+01:00)
For further information please contact:
Global Marketing Manager
t: +1 973 461 1498