The Mars GFSC Shares Exciting New Food Integrity Research At Prestigious Global Event


Exciting new research from the Mars Global Food Safety Center (GFSC) Food Integrity Program has been revealed at the International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis (RAFA) on November 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Dr. Guangtao Zhang, Head of Research, Dr. Jason Xu, Research Scientist and Fanzhou Kong, Lab Technician at the Mars GFSC, presented at the Authenticity, Traceability and Fraud session, revealing their latest findings on multi-elemental profiling (i.e. ICP-MS) coupled with machine learning technique for determination of origins of Chinese Geographical Indication (GI) rice. The presentation was very well received by the delegation and attracted significant interest and opportunities for collaboration with Mars in the future.

The high-profile event, which was attended by 820 delegates from 53 countries and 4 continents, also provided an opportunity for the Mars GFSC to engage with the scientific community and share insights on key research areas in food analysis, such as detection of food contaminants, advances in food allergen analysis, the development of portable food analysis technology, and non-targeted analysis as an effective food authentication strategy.

Dr. Xu said: “It was a great honor to present at RAFA and share our research.  The Mars GFSC is committed to sharing knowledge to overcome present and future food integrity challenges. We will continue to collaborate, and share new insights and discoveries, as part of our pledge to ensure safe food for all.”