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Ebola Virus Disease: Important Aspects for the Food Science and Technology Community

Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a severe, often fatal illness in humans. It is a zoonosis affecting both humans and nonhuman primates (NHPs), namely monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. The virus is transmitted to humans from wild animals, with the natural reservoir now thought to be African fruit bats. Transmission is believed to occur from handling and eating raw or under cooked meat from infected bats or NHPs.

Graduate Paper Winner - Irrigation Water as a Source of Antibiotic Resistant and Pathogenic E. coli on Irrigated Lettuce – an extended abstract

Global increase in frequency of foodborne outbreaks associated with fresh produce necessitates investigation into possible sources of environmental pathogenic bacterial contamination.

Food Safety Without Borders: IUFoST Graduate Student Paper Competition

Food Safety has been identified as a Global Public Good that requires local solutions in close collaboration between the public and private sectors, based on globally applicable principles. Food science and technology students have the unique opportunity to make a difference to food safety in their country or region through the Food Safety Without Borders IUFoST Graduate Student Paper Competition.

Graduate Paper Winner - Determination of Imperative Parameters to Enhance the Food Safety and Quality of Indonesian Indigenous Sugar (Arenga pinnata Merr)

Food safety and security of indigenous food has become a matter of concern as consumers demand safe food. The local people of Indonesia consume an indigenous sugar obtained from the sap of Arenga pinnata Merr, processed as solid and granulated sugar. So far, food safety standards on processing of solid and granulated sugar have not been a concern to the local farmers.

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IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB)



John Spink, PhD
Food Fraud – and the focus on prevention – is an important and evolving food industry focus. Even though the vast majority of these incidents do not have a health hazard in some ways they are more dangerous because the substances and actions are unknown and untraceable.  The types of food fraud stretch the traditional role of food science and technology to include criminology, supply chain traceability and other control systems. The food authenticity and integrity testing will be the most complex actions and their value should be assessed in terms of the contribution to prevention. This Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB) presents an introduction, review of incidents, the fundamentals of prevention which then provide insight on the optimal role of Food Science and Technology.
See IUFoST SIBS below for the complete Food Fraud Prevention Scientific Information Bulletin.






Congratulations Prof. Dr. Purwiyatno Hariyadi

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Puwiyatno Hariyadi who has been elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the  CODEX Alimentarius Commission.

Dr. Hariyadi is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) and Senior scientist, SEAFAST Center; Professor, Dept. Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.

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October 23-27, 2018


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