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Food Safety Symposium and Global Food Safety Curriculum

A one day food safety symposium was held at the Laico Regency, Nairobi on the 19th of January 2017. The symposium was organized by Food Science and Technology Platform of Kenya (FoSTeP-K) with support from International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) and was attended by 106 participants including local and international partners (at least 12 countries being represented), who are keen to form strong linkages with African countries even as the continent races to improve its food safety systems.

The SAAFoST - IUFoST Food Fraud Workshop

The SAAFoST - IUFoST Food Fraud Workshop
CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa, 29 March 2017

Owen Frisby

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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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