To mark the 100th anniversary of “La Rivista Italiana delle Sostanze Grasse” (“the Italian Journal of Fatty Substances”), Innovhub SSI organised a one-day conference in Milan on the topic of “Fatty substances: research, innovation and future scenarios” on 15 November.
The Executive Secretariat of the International Olive Council (IOC) attended the event by videoconference given that it coincided with the 118th session of the IOC’s Council of Members. The Organisation was represented by Mercedes Fernández, Head of the Standardisation and Research Unit, Yousra Antit, Head of the Chemistry Department, and Ibtihel Khemakhem,
Among the various topics discussed regarding the emerging and current concerns about fatty substances in the food sector, several issues were of significant importance to the IOC. For instance, the question of mineral oil hydrocarbons (MOH) in olive pomace oils and the discussion on potential contamination by these mineral oil components; or the labelling system, which plays a key role in providing consumers with comprehensive information on the nutritional content and value of a product, and where the IOC is closely following the Nutriscore issue.
More information on the topics covered at the event is available here.