Dr Alain Maquet works at the European Commission and more specifically at the Directorate General at the Joint Research Centre in Geel, Belgium. He is a scientific project manager and has worked on food authentication for 18 years.
He currently leads the food authenticity team. The team generates knowledge in support of European Commission colleagues and coordinates Member State expert networks (e.g. European Reference Centre for Control in the Wine Sector; Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality). It is currently carrying out research on the authenticity of wine, spices/herbs, honey and olive oil.
Conference: Activities of the Knowledge Centre for Food Fraud and Quality