Establishing the first all-inclusive solution kit to ensure food authenticity

Strategic Vision

The task force aims to review and bridge the existing gaps between various food authenticity approaches by providing scientifically based solutions for both product and consumer protection.


Various initiatives have been started at global, national or regional level, and it is difficult to maintain an overview over useful activities and tools to fit an organisation’s needs. The ability to deliver safe, nutritious and authentic food to the world’s growing population is one of the most challenging goals for the producers, due to increasingly complicated supply chain and growing number of players involved.


Assess existing solutions with the goal to develop a guidance document for an integrated, holistic approach to increase the effectiveness of food fraud detection, prevent and minimise health hazards.

Expected Results

Three peer-reviewed publications focusing on key aspects of food fraud prevention from establishing clear terminology and sources of information, alert systems, different governmental and industrial approaches for risk-assessment and mitigation, to novel technologies for screening.

Scientific Impact

The task force collaborates with organisations leading the global efforts in ensuring food authenticity both in Europe and North America.

For more detailed information, please contact Nevena Hristozova at or Adam Coventry at

Task Force Members

Expert Groups

Guidance Document Towards Food Authenticity

Background & Objectives

  • Address the current lack of integrated approach endorsing analytical, regulatory, traceability, risk assessment and management, and defense aspects of food protection;
  • Minimise the risk of food fraud by establishing appropriate tools for:
    – vulnerability assessment;
    – available intelligence;
    – analytical methods and devices.

Expected Output

This activity aims to summarise the findings in a peer-reviewed overview of the existing approaches combined with guidance for all stakeholders to ensure consumer safety and product authenticity.

Expert Group Members

Guidance Document Towards Food Authenticity