Bridgeville, PA—Euromed is partnering with the American Botanical Council (ABC) for the second time to present a symposium at the 67th International Congress & Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plant and Natural Product Research titledEconomic Adulteration of Botanical Ingredients,according to a press release. The event will be held on September 1, 2019, at the University of Innsbruck’s Center for Chemistry and Biomedicine.

The program includes expert lectures on:
  • The different aspects of botanical adulteration and fraud
  • Case studies exploring the health risks associated with counterfeit ingredients
  • The role of sourcing
  • Prevention tools for the industry
  • Propositions for risk reduction
  • Suggestions for better quality control
Expert speakers include:
  • Mark Blumenthal, founder and executive director of ABC
  • Anna Mulà, head of quality unit at Euromed
  • Stefan Gafner, chief science officer of ABC
  • Roy Upton, founder of the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia
  • Anna-Rita Billa from the University of Florence
  • And others.
The workshop will conclude with a roundtable discussion, with the aim of developing a consensus statement.
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Andrea Zangara, scientific marketing manager at Euromed, says: “Counterfeit products present a significant challenge to the industry, but more importantly, they put the health of consumers at risk. To support the fight against botanical adulteration and fraud, Euromed and the ABC, with the support of three other co-sponsors (Hylobates Consulting, Extrasynthese and Botanicert), have created this important roundtable discussion to provide insights into this global problem and identify tools and good practices for prevention.”

This pre-congress symposium can be booked alone or in addition to the main congress, which runs until September 5,here.