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IFST SC20 Webinar Series: Future challenges and global tools to combat food fraud

This webinar is part of a series on ‘The Appliance of Food Science’; the key theme for this year’s Spring Conference.

Speaker: Selvarani Elahi, Deputy Government Chemist, LGC

Selvarani is the UK Deputy Government Chemist and Business Manager for Food Research at LGC. She has over 25 years’ experience in the analysis of food and agriculture samples for authenticity, contaminants, additives, composition and nutrients, and has also managed teams delivering consumer product testing. She also works across a variety of policy areas, with different stakeholder groups, to improve standards in measurement science. She has successfully delivered numerous complex projects for the UK government, the European Commission and the private sector.

Food fraud has been around since the early commercialisation of food and is here to stay. Given this, the current political landscape of the UK and because food is sourced globally, it is important for us to have a good understanding of the global drivers of food fraud that impact the UK, and tools available to help best protect the UK food supply from existing and future incidents. In addition, fraudsters are becoming technologically savvier, making it increasingly difficult to detect fraud, so we need to try to be one step ahead of them. 

Although there is more we can do, significant progress has been made since the horsemeat incident, with the establishment of some excellent initiatives to help us combat global food crime / fraud, which Selvarani will cover in her talk. In particular, she will highlight the Food Authenticity Network (, which is the only network of its kind in the world.

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