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SGS New Webinar: Food Defence - Update on Current Guidelines and Future Trends

Geneva, Switzerland, December 30, 2014 --( The objective of this webinar (45-minute presentation / 15-minute Q&A) is to provide an update on available guidelines about key preventive measures that can minimize the risk of food fraud, economically or ideologically-motivated adulteration, criminal or terrorist attacks.

Date: 29 January 2015


Background to common motives of food fraud and relevant definitions and example cases
Discuss business vulnerability assessment and the new PAS96-2014 guidelines
Overview of Key preventive measures: management, human resources, facility and operations
Conclusions and future trends


Food defence is putting the appropriate measures in place that can reduce the chances of the food supply from becoming intentionally contaminated using a number of different agents and material (chemical, biological or other) that may not be naturally occurring or routinely tested in foods. Publicly accessible guidelines to food businesses throughout the supply chain aim to provide guidance on approaches to protect against malicious, economically, or ideologically motivated attach and present procedures that could be adopted to mitigate and minimise the impact of such an attack.


Evangelia Komitopoulou

SGS Global Technical Manager for Food
Evangelia is responsible for providing technical support to the global network of certification and auditor teams and is the Product Manager for SGS Halal Certification Services. Evangelia is an expert food microbiologist with specific areas of experience in microbiological risk assessment and specifications, food processing and preservation. Evangelia is recognised 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 over 10 years spent in food technical consultancy, trouble-shooting and contract applied research and development, Evangelia is also the author and editor of many technical reports and articles.

Target Audience

The webinar is aimed at companies looking to review their food defence plans and therefore need to get a good understanding or an update on currently available food defence guidelines; or professionals and others that wish to be educated on the topic.

Register for Session 1 schedule

09:00 a.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
05:00 p.m. Singapore, Kuala Lumpur (Singapore Time)
06:30 p.m. Darwin (Australia Central Time)

Register for Session 2 schedule

03:00 p.m. London (GMT Summer Time)
04:00 p.m. Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam (Europe Summer Time)
10:00 a.m. New York (Eastern Daylight Time)
01:00 p.m. Brazil (S. America Eastern Standard Time)

Language: English
Cost: No cost
Location: Online

For further information, please contact:

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

Event website:
Contact Information
Nelirene Dablio
63 02 848 07 77

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