Sustainable Foods Summit to address authenticity, commodities

Sustainable Foods Summit to address authenticity, commodities

Summit is geared for food manufacturers, ingredient firms, distributors, industry organizations, certification agencies and researchers looking at sustainability in the food industry.

Food authenticity and sustainable commodities are the focal themes of the sixth edition of the Sustainable Foods Summit. Taking place in Amsterdam June 7-8, the summit will discuss and debate key issues, such as:

  • Growing incidents of food fraud is leading to the rise of food authenticity. What analytical tools and modern technologies can be used to verify food ingredients and products? What techniques work best to counter the various forms of food fraud?
  • How can companies de-commoditise foods and ingredients by sustainable production? What success stories can be given for coffee, cocoa, oils and ingredients? What are the issues related to marketing and supply chains of such products?

Featured speakers

  • Dr. Adrian Charlton, biochemist, Food & Environment Agency UK What are the advances in food authentication techniques? How can food isotopes and novel fingerprinting methods be used to verify foods & ingredients?
  • Justin Smith, head of sustainability, Woolworths Africa
    A leading African retailer gives insights into how it has partnered with local growers to have a positive impact on social communities and the environment.

Industry participation
The Sustainable Foods Summit will bring together senior executives from across the food industry to debate key sustainability and eco-labelling issues. Confirmed participants include:

Food companies: Arla Foods, Royal Wessanen, Scan Foods, Organics Brasil, Chingford Fruit, Fairtrade Originals, Sodexo, etc.

Ingredient firms: DSM, Givaudan, Nordic Sugar, Ariza Netherlands, High Quality Organics, Fairfood International, etc.

Retailers & distributors: Spar Austria, Coop UK, Colruyt Belgium, SOK Corp., Norges Gruppen Norway, Delhaize, Coop Switzerland, etc.

Industry organisations & NGOs: FAO (United Nations), Ecocert, Fairtrade Labelling Organisation, ICEA, Soil Association, Soil & More, BioNext, UTZ Certified, etc.

Who should attend?
The summit is geared at business, marketing and technical professionals from food manufacturers, ingredient firms, retailers and distributors, industry organisations and certification agencies, researchers, investors as well as others looking at sustainability in the food industry.

This executive summit will take place at Movenpick Hotel Amsterdam City Center, conveniently located in the heart of Amsterdam. It is easily accessible by all modes of transport.


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