He can assist clients in the crisis management and he offers complete and tailor made support to companies during food recalls/withdrawals procedures. His activity embraces also legal assistance to clients both in managing consumer’s complaints and in drafting internal procedures to minimize the impact of these incidents. He can represent clients in front of criminal and administrative Italian courts.
From April 2014 he is Vice President Business and Regulatory Affairs EU at Inscatech, a US based company which, due to its one of a kind approach, is establishing new standards in the fight against food frauds.Inscatech, indeed, is well recognized in the GFSI (Global Food Safety Initiative) as provider of food fraud intelligence, forensically based vulnerability assessments, and validated supply chain mapping.
He was involved in the EU Commission – DG Sante evaluation study on food frauds in EU in 2015 and cooperated with UNICRI (United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute) on a counterfeit pesticides research (confidential).
He is active in several teaching and scientific activities, both for private companies and for public institutions, especially regarding food safety and food frauds. He writes regularly on several Italian and international reviews (i.e. Alimenti&Bevande, EFFL – European Food and Feed Law Review, EJRR – European Journal of Risk Regulation). He is member of the AIDA-IFLA (Italian Food Law Association), EFLA (European Food law Association) and of the AIBADA (Asociación Iberoamericana para el Derecho Alimentario).
The lecture will cover the following topics:
1) The underestimated risk to public health posed by food frauds and criminal infiltration in the supply chain.
2) The EU regulatory response to the problem and global regulatory developments.
3) Emerging problems: -Reduced testing capacity; – Lack of cooperation; – Lack of effective, dissuasive and uniform sanctions; – Intelligence gathering and sharing.
4) Tools to fight and prevent food frauds: the role of private standards (i.e. BRC 7), vulnerability assessment tools) and anti-counterfeiting disposals.
5) Is that enough? How to protect your business.