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Select presentations will be included in a special issue of the Environmental Research journal.


The desire for improved food safety, quality and traceability by governments and consumers alike is driving demand for more and better information about the food we eat, from where it is sourced and how it is produced, its quality, and its impact on health and on the environment. Nevertheless, food fraud and recalls of food items due to mislabelling or contamination are commonplace, and experts know that these reported cases are just the tip of the iceberg. Maintaining and assuring the integrity of food is hugely important and this in turn is resulting in the development of innovative and cutting-edge analytical approaches. This symposium brings together an interdisciplinary array of researchers, scientists, policy makers, and stakeholders to present advances in isotopic and chemical methods, and to foster a lively and rewarding exchange of ideas and information. We warmly welcome prospective authors to submit new research papers and to share their valuable experience with scientists and scholars from around the world.

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The Symposium topics include, but are not limited to...

Food authenticity and traceability

Food safety and quality

Metrology in food

Food databases and semantics

Nanomaterials and nanotechnology



Federica Camin
Researcher at Fondazione Edmund Mach, Trentino, Italy

Talk title: Traceability and authentication of premium products using stable isotope ratios analysis

Adrian Covaci
Professor of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences; Toxicological Centre) at the University of Antwerp, Belgium

Talk title: “A Bug Lunch” – Evaluating the chemical safety of edible insects

Tome Eftimov
Postdoctoral Researcher Fellow at the Centre for Population Health Sciences, Stanford University, USA

Talk title: Food and nutrition data management and knowledge discovery

Gerald A. Herrmann
Director, Organic Services GmbH, Germany

Talk title: A non-analytical solution to supply chain integrity countering fraud

Simon Kelly
Food Safety Specialist at the Seibersdorf Food and Environmental Protection laboratory, Austria

Talk title: A new rapid method for stable isotope analysis of non-exchangeable hydrogen to detect undeclared addition of sugar and sugar syrups to food

Nives Kovač
Senior Scientific Associate at the Marine Biological Station Piran, Slovenia

Talk title: A scientific view of the Sečovlje Salina

Katrin Löschner
Senior Researcher in the National Food Institute of the Technical University in Denmark (DTU)

Talk title: Nanoparticles in food – an overview

Nives Ogrinc
Deputy Head of the Department and Head of the Organic Biogeochemistry, Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Talk title: Compound specific isotope analysis in food authenticity

Nataša Poklar Ulrih
Professor of biochemistry at the University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Talk title: Proliposomal encapsulation of resveratrol

Arndt Schimmelmann
Senior Scientist at the Indiana University, Department of Geological Sciences, USA

Talk title: Development of honey, vegetable oil, flour, and collagen stable isotope reference materials

Joanna Szpunar
National Research Council of France (CNRS)

Talk title: Mass spectrometry techniques for the speciation and isotopic composition of selenium in food

Frank Vanhaecke
Senior Full Professor in Analytical Chemistry at Ghent University, Belgium

Talk title: Acquiring enhanced insight into the sources of marine Hg pollution, the associated risks and in vivo Hg metabolism via high-precision Hg isotopic analysis with CVG-MC-ICP-MS

Urška Vrhovšek
Head of the Metabolomic Unit, Edmund Mach Foundation, Trentino, Italy

Talk title: Foodomics: a milestone in food and nutritional studies

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