Guidance document towards food authenticity

Background and Objectives

This Expert Groups is addressing the current lack of an integrated approach by endorsing analytical, regulatory, traceability, risk assessment and management, and defence aspects of food protection.
The objective is also to minimise the risk of food fraud by establishing appropriate tools:

  • vulnerability assessment
  • available intelligence
  • analytical methods and devices

A peer-reviewed publication will summarise the findings, giving an overview of the existing approaches to ensure consumer safety and product authenticity.

It is expected that the publication will be accompanied by a set of podcasts for easier accessibility for a wider stakeholder audience.

For more detailed information, please contact Dr Isabelle Guelinckx at