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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 (k.buckle@unsw.edu.au) or Judith Meech (jmeech@iufost.org) with contributions or suggestions. 

  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events

 

2015

January 22

Sustainable Development in the Food and Beverage Industry, Amsterdam, Netherlands

For more information: http://engspain.com/site_media/files/SP106/SP106_ISEKI.pdf

 

January 26-30

5th International Advanced Course, Advanced Food Analysis, Wageningen, Netherlands

For more information: http://www.vlaggraduateschool.nl/courses/food-analys.htm

 

January 28-30

The International Conference on Electrical and Bio-medical Engineering, Clean Energy and Green Computing, Islamic Azad University, United Arab Emirates

Contact: http://sdiwc.net/conferences/ebecegc2015/

 

February 9-10

Oilseed Congress Europe/MENA 2015, Barcelona, Spain

Contact: http://www.oilseedcongress.com

 

February 9-13

2nd Food Law Winter School, Wageningen, Netherlands

Contact: http://www.foodlaw.nu

 

February 16-18

9th Annual Australia and New Zealand Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

Contact: http://www.nzifst.org.nz/events/default.asp

 

February 17-18

Bakery Innovation European Conference 2015, Munich, Germany

Contact: http://www.fi-bakery.com

 

February 22-25

3rd ICC Latin American Cereal and Grain Conference and ICC Jubilee Conference '60 Years of ICC', Florianopolis, Brazil

For more information: http://www.icc.or.at

 

February 23-26

7th Training School of Bioencapsulation, Strasbourg, France

Contact: http://bioencapsulation.net/2015_Strasbourg/index100.html

 

March 17-19

4th International Conference on Food Digestion, Naples, Italy

Contact: https://colloque.inra.fr/cost_infogest_icfd2015

 

March 23-25

IDF Symposium on Sheep, Goat and other than Cow Milk, Limassol, Cyprus

Contact: http://www.idfsheepandgoat.org/

 

March 23-27

EuroFir Food Forum, Brussels, Belgium

Contact: http://www.eurofir.org/?p=3919

 

March 24-25

9th European PhD Workshop on Food Engineering and Technology, Utzwil, Switzerland

Contact: http://www.efce.info/section/food

 

March 24-27

Anuga FoodTec, Cologne, Germany

Contact: http://www.anugafoodtec.de/aft/index-3.php

 

April 15-16

ICA Conference - Life Science Graduates Fit for Europe, Vienna, Austria

Contact: http://www.ica-europe.info

April 22-23

Health Grain for a Health Diet, Nuthetal, Germany

Contact: http://www.igv-gmbh.de/en/igv/events/

 

May 19-22

9th Fruit, Nut and Vegetable Production Engineering Symposium, Milan, Italy

Contact: http://www.aidic.it/frutic/

 

June 1-3

6th International Dietary Fibre Conference 2015, DF 2015, Paris, France

Contact: http://www.icc.or.at

 

June 14-18

International Congress on Engineering and Food (ICEF), Quebec, Canada

Contact: http://icef12.com/

 

June 24-25

2015 ASEAN Food Conference, Pasay City, Philippines

Contact: http://www.afc2015philippines.com/

 

June 25-26

'Universities' Global Challenges: Nutritional Security and Environmental Sustainability For Human Health, Kaslik, Lebanon

Contact: http://webapp.usek.edu.lb/forms/WS/gchera/index.html

 

July 11-14

Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Chicago, USA

Contact: http://www.ift.org

 

August 10-12

4th International Conference and Exhibition on Food Processing and Technology, London, United Kingdom

Contact: http://foodtechnology.conferenceseries.com/

 

August 11-13

48th Annual AIFST Convention and 15th Australian Food Microbiology Conference, Sydney, Australia

Contact: http://www.aifst.asn.au/convention.htm

 

September 6-9

21st SAAFoST Biennial International Congress and Exhibition, Durban Kwazulu Natal, South Africa

Contact: http://www.saafost2015.org.za/

 

September 6-10

1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine and Food and Environmental Technologies, Portoroz, Slovenia

Contact: https://wc2015.electroporation.net/

 

September 16-18

5th MoniQA International Conference, Porto, Portugal

Contact: https://www.moniqa.org/node/604

 

October 7-9

INNOVA 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay

Contact: http://www.innova-uy.info/eng/index.html

 

October 18-21

100th AACC International Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA

Contact: http://www.aaccnet.org/meetings/future/pages/default.aspx

 

October 28-30

3rd International Conference on Food Structures, Digestion and Health, Wellington, New Zealand

Contact: http://www.fsdh2015.org/home

 

November 2-4

3rd Conference on Biotechnology and Breeding, Berlin, Germany

Contact: http://www.cbbconferences.com

 

November 3-6

7th International Symposium on Recent Advances in Food Analysis, Prague, Czech Republic

Contact: http://www.rafa2015.eu/

 

December 2-4

Hi Europe and Ni 2015, Natural Ingredients 2015, Paris, France

Contact: http://www.ingredientsnetwork.com

 

2016

June 26-29

ISOPOW 13, Lausanne, Switzerland

Contact: http://www.isopow.org/

 

July 26-29

4th ISEKI Food Conference, Vienna, Austria

Contact: http://www.isekiconferences.com/vienna2016/

 

August 21-25

IUFoST World Congress - 18th World Congres of Food Science and Technology, Dublin, Ireland

For more information: http://www.iufost2016.com/

 

IUFoST supports Intermarché Campaign against Food Waste

Intermarché's consumer campaign 'Inglorious Fruits and Vegetables' is changing how we see 'odd' shaped fruits and vegetables. A great way to reduce Food Waste and Losses!

 

See for yourself - http://vimeo.com/98441820

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