Food Integrity Global 2024


The Steigenberger Airport Hotel Amsterdam

10th - 11th September

Saskia van Ruth

Prof. Saskia van Ruth

Professor of Food Supply Chain Integrity at University College Dublin

University College Dublin

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Saskia van Ruth is full professor of Food Supply Chain Integrity at University College Dublin in Ireland in the School of Agriculture and Food Science. She deals with food authenticity and integrity issues on a daily basis and is particularly interested in the prevention and comprehension of food fraud as well as the development of novel food authentication technology.

After having taken her PhD in food chemistry at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, she worked on flavour science in industry and the academic world for nine years. She was affiliated for seven years with University College Cork in Ireland. In 2005 she returned to the Netherlands and took up the position of head of the food authenticity and nutrients group at RIKILT Wageningen University and Research. She was appointed professor in the Food Authenticity domain at Wageningen University in the Netherlands in 2012 and at Queen’s University Belfast in the UK in 2018, whereas she continued to work part-time at RIKILT Wageningen University and Research as well. In 2023 she joined University College Dublin in Ireland as full professor on Food Supply Chain Integrity. Prof. van Ruth worked with a wide variety of stakeholders: Regulatory bodies, food industry, retail, food service, certification bodies, farmers, traders, commercial laboratories, technology providers, etc. She has (co-)authored over 350 scientific publications, taught in over 30 different modules, and supervised over 170 thesis students.

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

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Marks & Spencer

Saskia Vanruth with UCD Dublin logo
Professor Saskia van Ruth

Professor of Food Supply Chain Integrity, University College Dublin


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