Thermo Fisher Joins European Food Integrity Project

June 20, 2017
Lewis Botcherby
The Column

Volume 13, Issue 9

Page Number: 6

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been selected as a partner of INTELLItrace Work Package (WP) 18, part of the European Food Integrity Project aimed at developing a validation of untargeted methods to assure the quality, authenticity, and safety of the food chain.

Thermo Fisher Scientific has been selected as a partner of INTELLItrace Work Package (WP) 18, part of the European Food Integrity Project aimed at developing a validation of untargeted methods to assure the quality, authenticity, and safety of the food chain.

Thermo Fisher will provide the data needed for the accurate tracking and authenticity, enabling other project partners, such as Mérieux Nutrisciences, to identify known and unknown adulterants in food.

“This collaboration is just one example of the steps we are taking to strengthen our partnerships with customers, researchers, and regulatory agencies,” said Khalil Divan, senior director, global food and beverage market, Thermo Fisher. “It is through participation in collaborative projects like the European Food Integrity Project that we have the opportunity to address industry challenges and further develop our analytical tools and methods used to ensure consumers have access to safe food and beverages.”

The project is a European-based consortium that brings together organizations working across a range of industries, including producers, distributors, regulators, researchers, and consumers, to assure the integrity of the food chain and enhance consumer confidence in the foods they purchase. The INTELLItrace WP 18 will focus on improving the detection of adulterated products, such as honey, wine, meat, fish, olive oil, and coffee.

For more information on Thermo Fisher, please visit www.thermofisher.com/foodintegrity 

To learn more about the Food Integrity Network, please visit https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/foodintegrity/