Agenda

  • Registration

    8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

  • Welcome Remarks

    9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.

    Liaquat Ali Shah, CEO, CARIRI

  • Opening of Conference

    9:10 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

    Honourable Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister in the Ministry of Planning and Development

  • Feature Address

    9:30 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.

    Senator the Honourable Clarence Rambharat, Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries

  • Coffee Break

    9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.

  • Defining the public health threat of food fraud

    10:10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

    Dr. John Spink, Director and Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative (FFI), Michigan State University, USA

  • Global survey of food fraud terminology, perceptions and understanding

    10:50 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

    Dr. Akhila Vasan, Science Education Foundation, Grocery Manufacturers Association

  • Role of Government and Regulatory Bodies in the Fight against Food Fraud

    11:30 a.m.- 12:10 p.m.

    Mr. Andy Morling, Head of the National Food Crime Unit (NCFU)

  • Panel Discussion

    12:10 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    Senator Sophia Chote, Moderator 

  • LUNCH

    12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

  • Food Fraud Detection, Prevention and Management

    1:30 p.m.- 2:10 p.m.

    Dr. John Spink, Director and Assistant Professor, Food Fraud Initiative (FFI), Michigan State University, USA

  • DNA-based detection of food adulteration/fraud, its role in mitigating risk and opportunities for brand differentiation

    2:10 p.m.- 2:50 p.m.

    Robert Hanner, Associate Professor, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics University of Guelph, Canada

  • Coffee Break

    2:50 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • How should your organization approach food fraud?

    3:00 p.m.- 3:40 p.m.

    Shellini Piaralal, Quality Assurance Manager, Nestle S.A.

  • Food Fraud: What does it mean for the Caribbean?

    3:40 p.m.- 4:20 p.m.

    Ena C. Harvey, IICA Representative, IICA Delegation, Barbados

  • Panel Discussion

    4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.

    Senator Sophia Chote, Moderator 

  • Closing Remarks

    4:40 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

    Integration of Trinidad and Tobago Resources towards creating a united approach in the fight against food fraud

  • Networking

    4:50 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.