OLEUM session held at the 2020 IFFATID

On November 1st and 2nd, the International Forum on Food Authenticity Technology and Industrial Development (2020 IFFATID) took place in Beijing. The OLEUM project coordinator Professor Tullia Gallina Toschi gave a speech with the theme: 'The OLEUM actual scenario: from the fraud to the countermeasures’. Professor Toschi outlined the progress OLEUM has made in creating and validating innovative analytical methods and reference materials to better guarantee the quality and authenticity of olive oil. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, her presentation was not held in person but recorded in advance.

The conference was organized by professor Dr Zhong Qiding and Dr Daobing Wang from the China National Research Institute of Food & Fermentation Industries and focused on promoting supervision and certification of food authenticity and food quality, as well as presenting views on Food Integrity/Food Fraud/Food Regulations and Standards. The event was held both online and offline. About 5000 participants registered for the event, most of them attending online. Participants had the opportunity to submit questions, which were forwarded to Professor Tullia Gallina Toschi.