Food Integrity Global 2024


The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam

10th - 11th September

Chris Elliot

Professor Chris Elliott, OBE

Professor of Food Safety

Queen's University Belfast

Chris is currently Professor of Food Safety and founder of the Institute for Global Food Security at Queen’s University Belfast. He served as Pro Vice Chancellor responsible for the Medical and Life Sciences Faculty between 2015 and 2018.

He has published more than 450 peer review articles, many of them relating to the detection and control of agriculture, food and environmental related contaminants. His main research interests are in the development of innovative techniques to provide early warning of toxin threats across complex food supply systems. Protecting the integrity of the food supply chain from fraud is also a key research topic and Chris led the independent review of Britain’s food system following the 2013 horsemeat scandal. He currently co-ordinates a flagship Horizon2020 project involving 16 European and 17 Chinese partners on food safety and also  co-ordinates a European Institute of Innovation and Technology flagship research project.

Over the years Chris has developed a high level network of collaborators across Europe, the United States , the Middle East and Asia. He is a visiting Professor at the China Agriculture University in Beijing and the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Thammasat University in Thailand. He is a recipient of a Winston Churchill Fellowship and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and Royal Society of Biology. Chris has received numerous prizes and awards for his work. In 2017 he was awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry Theophilus Redwood Prize and was also awarded an OBE by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. He was elected a member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2020.

Panel Discussion

1.35 – 2.15 pm

Unmasking Food Fraud

A Panel Debate on Detection, Prevention and Enforcement

In this compelling panel debate, experts from across the food industry spectrum come together to tackle the multifaceted issue of food fraud. As a growing concern for consumers, regulators, and businesses alike, food fraud poses significant risks to public health, economic integrity, and brand trust. This session aims to dissect the current landscape of food fraud, exploring innovative strategies for detection, prevention, and enforcement. 

Raquel Medeiros with Nestle logo
Raquel Medeiros

Head of Food Safety - Chemical Contaminants and Packaging, Nestle

Marks and Spencer (M&S) logo

Marks & Spencer

Saskia Vanruth with UCD Dublin logo
Professor Saskia van Ruth

Professor of Food Supply Chain Integrity, University College Dublin

Opening Keynote

9.00 – 9.30 am

Fortifying Food Sovereignty

A Resilience Roadmap

In our Day 2 keynote, Professor Chris Elliott will address the critical issue of food sovereignty, emphasizing strategies for nations to bolster their food security. This insightful talk will explore how countries can build resilience against the backdrop of dwindling resources and increasing global demands. It will also probe into the future of international trade policies in the context of food scarcity, questioning if a more protective stance is imminent.

Chris Elliot with Queens University logo
Professor Chris Elliott

President, Institute of Food Science and Technology


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