Minimize the risk of food fraud, adulteration, criminal or terrorist attack in the food supply chain. SGS presents an update on the guidelines and key preventive measures you can take to optimize your food defense systems. Join our webinar on January 29, 2015 to find out more.

Presented by SGS’s Global Technical Manager for Food, Evangelia Komitopoulu, SGS will introduce you to food defense, the food industry’s vulnerabilities and the measures that you can take to minimize the risk of adulteration, be it accidental, intentional or criminal.

On Thursday, January 29, we will host two Food Defense webinars covering topics including:

  • Common motives, definitions of food fraud and case studies
  • Business vulnerability assessment and the new PAS96-2014 guidelines
  • Overview of key preventive measures
  • Future trends

What is Food Defense?

Food defense is the act of putting appropriate measures in place to reduce the chances of a food supply from becoming intentionally contaminated with one or more agents or materials (chemical, biological or other) that may not be naturally occurring, or routinely tested for.

Roadmap to success

Our webinar will introduce you to the most important and useful guidelines, that provide guidance on ways to protect against malicious, economically, or ideologically motivated attack. They also present procedures that could be adopted to mitigate and minimize the impact of such an attack.

About our presenter

Evangelia Komitopoulou, SGS Global Technical Manager for Food, provides technical support to SGS’s global network of certification and auditor teams, as well as being Product Manager for SGS Halal Certification Services. An expert food microbiologist with a focus on microbiological risk assessment and specifications, food processing and preservation, Evangelia is recognized for her involvement in the development and validation of microbial detection and antimicrobial assay methodologies, as well as the identification and evaluation of novel and natural antimicrobial systems in food preservation. With a career which includes food technical consultancy, troubleshooting and contract applied research and development, Evangelia is also the author and editor of many technical reports and articles.

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For further information, please contact:

Nelirene Dablio
Global Interactive Marketing Manager
t: +63 2 848 0777 loc. 8772

About SGS

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.