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World Food Congress, Montreal, Canada, 2014


This issue of The World of Food Science provides a summary of key features of the 17th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology held in Montreal, Canada on 17-21 August 2014, including:


  • an overview of the highlights of the Congress;
  • Young Scientists: The Young Scientist Award winners from the 17th IUFoST World Congress provide their report abstracts for review.
  • Food Safety: winning papers from the "Food Safety Without Borders", IUFoST Graduate Research Paper Competition.
  • Student Activities:  winning papers from the "Food Science Students Fighting Hunger", IUFoST Undergraduate Product Development Competition.

Other features of this volume include:

  • Focus Paper: Elijah Obayelu discusses food waste in Sub-Saharan Africa in a guest editorial from a recent volume of the African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development.
  • Food Security Update:  Albert McGill discusses the effects of climate change on urban nutrition security; Sanjaya Rajaram is awarded the 2014 World Food Prize; and a Feed the Future Innovation Laboratory is set up at Purdue University.
  • Association News: Alastair Hicks provides a summary of the Ist National Conference on Development in Food Science and Technology held recently in Myanmar; Paper Abstracts from the Presentations given by IUFoST at the Dubai International Food Safety Conference; A summary of the the Sixth Latinamerican and Caribbean Congress on Quality and Food Safety, and the Fifth National Congress on Food and Nutrition and Cubalumiere Gourmet 2014; Professor Walter Spiess highlights discussions from the 31st ICSU General Assembly in Auckland, New Zealand.
  • International Regulatory Update: John Lupien summarises activities at the 45th meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives.

  • Food Science 101 .…. Community education articles by Don Mercer on:
    • Hurdles in home food processing;
    • Time and temperature in thermal processing;
    • Aseptic processing.
  • Calendar of Events: an update of some forthcoming conferences and events in food science and related topics throughout the globe.


Comments are welcome: contact Ken Buckle ( or IUFoST ( with contributions or suggestions. 

  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events


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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