Authenticity of Olive Oil and other Vegetable Oils

10-12 April 2016, Nuremberg, Germany
Information and Registration

Dear Reader,

In addition to the quality assessment of olive oil and other vegetable oils, the need for authentication is of major concern for consumers and the food industry. Not only expensive and valuable oils such as olive oil or argan oil, but also cheaper oils purchased in high quantities may be subjected to different kinds of food fraud. The aim of oil authentication is to protect the consumer from adulteration and the industry from unfair competition.

It is widely accepted that there is a strong need for the harmonization and validation of methods to face the problems concerning the authenticity confirmation of olive oils and other high price vegetable oils. A part of the Horizon 2020 program initiated by the European Commission (SFS14-2014/2015) is open to development, validation and harmonization of analytical methods and quality parameters for olive oil that specifically address technical authenticity issues:

These issues concern in particular
1) The blend of extra-virgin olive oil or virgin olive oil with soft deodorized olive oil,
2) The blend of extra-virgin olive oil or virgin olive oil with other vegetable oil. Beyond the case of olive oil, there is also a strong need for better coordination of research in the area of food authenticity, integrity and traceability across the food supply chain between Member States and Associated Countries.

The aim of the symposium is to give an overview on the different aspects of authenticity of olive oil and other vegetable oils, from the legal regulations and approaches to traceability via the statistical techniques to the general and specific analytical aspects. This symposium will present new and fast methods to proof the quality and authenticity of olive oil and other edible oils and the participants will have the chance to discuss with outstanding experts the different aspects in the field of authenticity.

We look forward to welcoming you in Nuremberg in April 2016.

BM Gertz
Bertrand Matthäus
Christian Gertz

14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress

hosted by the Benelux Lipid Network

"Fats, Oils and Lipids: Innovative Approaches towards a Sustainable Future"
18-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium
Ghent 2016

Lecture Abstracts:
last chance to submit a lecture abstract: 29 February 2016!
Submit your abstract here!

Table Top Exhibition
It is now time to reserve your table in the exhibition to be listed in the programme brochure!
Details and confirmed exhibitors can be found here!

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New sponsor/exhibitor/advertiser:

Graslei and Korenlei

Graslei Ask ten residents of Ghent what the most beautiful place in their city is and nine will answer the Graslei. Today this medieval port with its unique row of historical buildings, which are reflected in the long river, is the meeting place par excellence. Young and old, residents and visitors, everyone meets at one of the many café patios or simply by the water. This is the thriving heart of the inner city.

The house of the Grain Weighers, the Guildhall of the Free Boatmen, the Spijker… every house on the Graslei has its own history. Together they form the story of the incredible blossoming of Ghent’s economy during the Middle Ages. On the other side of the water is the Korenlei. All that remains of some of the original buildings are the outer walls! Behind them is a brand new hotel.

Text:, Picture: Michiel Hendryckx, Wikipedia

OFIC 2016, Kuala Lumpur, MAL

OFIC ISF joins Malaysian Oil Scientists & Technologists in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
“Global Trends in Oils & Fats: Pathways to 2025”, 18-21 October 2016

  ISF Highlights:
Kaufmann Memorial Lecture (Yang XueYin)
B-N Foundation Lecture (Carl Bek-Nielsen)
LKY Foundation Lecture (Dorab Mistry)
RA Foundation Lecture (Robert A Martienssen)
Economics & Price Outlook – Biodiesel, Policy & Tax Issues (James Fry)
Oils & Fats Supply and Demand – Current Status (Thomas Mielke)
Sustainable Palm Oil & Issues (Yusof Basiron)
Topical Lectures – Oil Palm Genomes, Technologies, Robotics & Mechanisation,
Oil Palm Plantations of Tomorrow, Nutrition and Health,  
Dairy Fats, Monounsaturated Fats, Vitamins & Phytonutrients, Trade Barriers
   Technical Visit: Sime Darby Plantations, the world’s largest producer of palm oil

Further Information and Contacts: OFIC 2016 Secretariat c/o MOSTA
C-3A-10, 4th Floor, Block C, Lobby 5
Damansara Intan, 47400 Petaling Jaya
Selangor, Malaysia
Tel No. 603 – 7118 2062 / 2064, Fax No. 603 – 7118 2063
Email: or

Awards for Young Scientists

Euro Fed Lipid: Young Lipid Scientists Award
The prize is granted to applicants for distinguished research in the fields of lipid science and technology.

The Young Lipid Scientists Award consists of
-a certificate
-a free one-year subscription of the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
-free registration to the Euro Fed Lipid Congress including travel expenses

The winner is expected to give a 20 min oral presentation of her/his work. Applications submitted will be evaluated by experts of the Young Scientists Award Committee.

Personal applications only, will be accepted from scientists who are not older than 35 years as of the application date. Original paper(s) not older than 2 years since publication, a 2-page (maximum) summary of the work and a curriculum vitae (all in English, six copies) should be submitted.

The deadline for submission is 31 March of each year. The prize will be awarded during the next Euro Fed Lipid congress. Please send applications to the following address:

Euro Fed Lipid, The President
Varrentrappstr. 40-42, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

German Society for Fat Science (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft, DGF): H.P. Kaufmann Prize

The prize was instituted to commemorate the founder, long-time president and honorary president of the society who died in 1971. It is granted to an applicant for distinguished research in the fields of fat science and fat technology.

The H.P. Kaufmann Prize consists of 1000 Euro cash, a plaque, a certificate and a one-year subscription for the European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. An expert commission decides on the merit of the submitted work. Invited applicants are young scientists not older than 35 years as of the application deadline.

Original publications in peer-reviewed journals (no older than two years or accepted publications in press, four copies) should be submitted as well as a curriculum vitae and a short summary of the work, including an introduction to the research area. The work may be submitted in German or English. Research already merited by other scientific awards cannot be considered. The deadline for submission is 31 March of each year.

The prize will be awarded in Heidelberg (DGF Annual Meeting). Travel expenses will be covered.

Please send applications to the following address:
An den Präsidenten der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fettwissenschaft e.V.
Varrentrappstr. 40-42, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Congress Calendar next 12 Months

it 4th International Conference on PreHypertension, Hypertension and Cardio Metabolic Syndrome
3-6 March 2016, Venice, Italy

DGF de 5th Leipzig Symposium, "Processing and Analytics – How does co-operation work in Practice?"
9-10 March 2016, Leipzig, Germany

5 - 6 kwietnia 2016, Poznań, Polska

DGF de Authenticity of Olive Oil and other Vegetable Oils
10-12 April 2016, Nürnberg, Germany

OFI in OFI India 2016
13-14 April 2016, Hyderabad, India

ch Olive Congress: Qualität von Speiseölen: Vom Produkt zum Konsument
28. April 2016, Zürich, Schweiz

AOCS us 107th AOCS Annual Meeting
1-4 May 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

DGF de Second "Young Investigators in Lipid Science" Meeting
10-11 May 2016, Düsseldorf, Germany

us Lipid Maps Annual Meeting 2016
17-18 May 2016, San Diego, California, USA

il 10th ISNN Congress
23-26 May 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel

EFL pt 1st International Symposium on Lipid Oxidation and Antioxidants
5-7 June 2016, Porto, Portugal

sk 1st Congress of Cardiovascular Prevention in Pre-Elderly and Elderly Individuals (CPPEI 2016)
30 June-2 July 2016, Bratislava, Slovakia

EFL de 22nd International Symposium on Plant Lipids
3-8 July 2016, Göttingen, Germany

ICBL fr 57th ICBL Conference 2016,
4-8 September, Chamonix, France

fr 3rd High Oleic Oils Congress
6-8 September 2016, Toulouse, France

Ghent be 14th Euro Fed Lipid Congress,
18-21 September 2016, Ghent, Belgium

my OFIC 2016,
19-21 October 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

FR 12th GERLI Meeting: Microbe and Host Lipids
23-26 October 2016, Toulouse/FR


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