Species Authenticity to Combat Seafood Fraud: Tools and Benefits for Industry
This panel will review the role of seafood authentication in combatting seafood fraud, a major threat to the seafood industry, consumer health and confidence and sustainability. Although this is a complex problem, the accurate identification of seafood products represents a critical, factor in estimating, identifying and reducing the instances of seafood species substitutions. In particular we will cover how to address traceability and authenticity of the at risk species listed by the IUU and Seafood Fraud Task Force.
Attendees will receive an overview of the problem of seafood mislabeling and its prevalence, as well as a summary of scientific advances in species authentication for these key species via case studies of available authentication methods. We will review the role of species authenticity certification in combatting the illegal substitution of these species and how it can benefit companies. The role of authenticity testing in relation to new and potential future regulations will also be covered. Panel speakers include NGO, government, academic and industry providers and users of these technologies.