Food Authenticity and
Commercialisation Seminar

Title: Food Authenticity and Commercialisation Seminar
Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020
Time: 0730 for 0745 am start
Day registration: $550 Includes WCOF20 Tuesday registration
Venue: ICC Sydney - Meeting Room C2.1

Market and regulatory obstacles to selling premium and innovative food products are on the rise. Two major impediments to protecting your brand or bringing your new product to market are: food fraud and regulations falling behind the advent of new food technologies. This breakfast seminar addresses scientific solutions to identifying and preventing food fraud, as well as highlighting regulatory obstacles to successful commercialisation of food products. If you are in a regulatory or R&D role dealing with foods that contain oils and fats, this is a must attend event.





Dr Richard Cantrill

Food Fraud- Food Authenticity and keeping pace with new analytical techniques

Dr Cantrill was previously the Chief Science Officer and Technical Director for the AOCS, a position he held from 1996 to 2017. In addition to his current role as an independent consultant in food quality, he is a member of the USP Food Ingredient Expert Committee, a member of the Joint Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), Past President of MoniQA Association and international representative on numerous standards organisations, including Codex Alimentarius and ISO Fats & Oils Committees. He has made valuable contributions to research with more than 100 refereed publications and as an advisor on many lipid-related food quality projects.

Dr Cantrill in visiting Australia to deliver the 2020 Kaufmann Memorial Lecture being held in conjunction with the World Congress on Oils & Fats, 9-12 February 2020 in Sydney, Australia.


Charles Fisher

FoodLegal - Regulatory barriers to commercialising fats and oils in Australia: Marketing innovative foods and ingredients

Charles will outline the regulatory barriers to marketing (including labelling) of fats and oils in Australia. This will cover a wide variety of categories of foods containing oils and fats, and provides the very real implementation issues with regards commercialisation.

Charles is a Principal of FoodLegal, specialising in Australian food standards and regulations.

Charles provides compliance advice and legal risk assessments to leading Australian and international food companies, specialising in the regulatory obstacles and legal risks that affect innovation, new product development, and product marketing campaigns. Charles is also FoodLegal’s primary training facilitator, a contributor to the FoodLegal Bulletin, and a co-developer of FoodLegal’s online compliance portals: InHouse and Direct.



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  • Key Dates

  • Call for abstracts open Monday 11 February 2019
  • Registration open 1 May 2019
  • Abstract submission deadline Wednesday 31 July 2019
  • Abstract notifications23 August 2019
  • Early bird registration closes18 October 2019
  • Speaker /Presenter registration deadline Monday 30 September 2019
  • Standard registration deadline 1 October 2019 – 24 January 2020
  • LATE registration deadline 25 January 2020 - 12 February 2020
  • Accommodation booking deadline Friday 20 December 2019

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