The 11th edition of the renowned Deutsche Tiefkühlinstitut e.V. (dti) Qualitätsforum celebrated its digital premiere on November 25, 2020. This year, top-class experts in science, politics, and business gathered again on the podium to share their expertise on current topics of the industry around topics like nutrition policy, listeria, or European farm-to-fork strategy.
The program of this year’s quality forum was again largely influenced by the QM experts of the dti quality committee designed. As such, the dti has once again set standards for high-quality content this year with the successful digital implementation of the popular and meanwhile established dti quality forum. The association has successfully adopted a new format and found an innovative solution for the current challenges.
The current priorities of the BMEL – health, transparency, and sustainability – are using scientifically based measures to strengthen the nutritional competence, which is implemented by the business community
as well as statutory requirements for influencing the nutritional environment. After legally securing the introduction of the Nutri-Score in Germany, the Federal Minister Julia Klöckner will now advocate a Europe-wide introduction of the Nutri-Score at EU level.
Prof. Torsten Zuberbier, Head of the Allergy Impact Research at the Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology at the Charité Berlin sees a useful tool in the seal of the European Foundation for Allergy Research (ECARF), which is marking allergy-friendly food. Based on the current status of the allergen research demands, the ECARF seal points out that the content of allergens is 5ppm.
The 12th Quality Forum will take place at the end of November 2021 – whether as usual in Cologne or digital again, depending on the evolution of the pandemic.