December 1, 2020 - CSIFT Monthly Symposium at 7

7:00 PM – Live Speaker Presentation

Location: Zoom Meeting

$15.00 Members
$20.00 Non-members

No refunds as speaker presentation recording is available on demand

This program qualifies for IFT Certified Food Scientist (CFS) recertification contact hours (CH). CFS Certificants may claim a maximum of 1.0 CH for their participation in this program.

Title: Food Fraud Prevention During a Pandemic

Many risk factors for food fraud have increased over the past year due to COVID response efforts. These include significant supply chain disruptions, economic impacts, and the geopolitical environment, among others.

This presentation will review some of these risk factors and discuss what we know about food fraud incidence so far in 2020 based on both public data sources and industry insights. The speaker will provide an in-depth review of tools and resources for supporting and documenting food fraud mitigation plans.

Finally, we will look at case studies for some high-risk commodities, including lessons learned and what the future of food fraud prevention efforts will require.

Speaker: Karen Everstine, PhD – Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs; Decernis

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Karen is Senior Manager, Scientific Affairs with Decernis/FoodChain ID, a company that supports food industry regulatory compliance. She was integral to the development and successful launch of the Food Fraud Database and continues to serve as technical lead and product manager.

She has broad food protection experience in research-based and applied roles in government, academic, and non-profit organizations. She completed her PhD and MPH degrees at the University of Minnesota where she received a Department of Homeland Security Career Development Grant.

She has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and trade journal pieces and co-edited a book on food fraud mitigation that will be released in December.

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