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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

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

 

August 25-27

Fi South America, Sau Paulo, Brazil

Contact: http://www.figlobal.com/southamerica/home

 

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 8-12

9th International Conference on Predictive Modelling in Foods (ICPMF), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contact: http://www.icpmf9.com/

 

September 9-12

International Conference on Predicting Modelling in Food, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Contact: http://www.icpmf9.com/

 

September 9-11

Fi Asia-Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand

Contact: http://www.figlobal.com/asia-thailand/home
 

September 15-17

Innovations in Food Packaging, Shelf Life and Food Safety, Munich, Germany

Contact: www.foodpackconference.com

 

September 16-18

5th MoniQA International Conference, Porto, Portugal

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

 

October 1-2

Ferg Symposium on 'The Burden of Foodborne Diseases!', Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Contact: http://rivm.nl/media/nieuwsbrief/Ferg-symposium/

 

October 7-9

INNOVA 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay

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

 

October 7-9

Fi Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Contact: http://www.hijapan.info/eng/
 

October 10-12

29th EFFoST International Conference, Athens, Greece

Contact: http://www.effostconference.com/
 

October 11-14

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security, New York, USA

Contact: http://www.globalfoodsecurityconference.com/index.html

 

October 14-16

Fi and Hi India, Bombay, India

Contact: http://www.figlobal.com/india/home

 

October 14-16

EFSA Expo 2015, Milan, Italy

Contact: http://www.efsaexpo2015.eu/

 

October 18-21

100th AACC International Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, USA

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

 

October 27

Food Science 2015, Singapore

Contact: www.sepscience.com/information/conferences/Food-Science-Asia-2015

 

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 2-5

1st International Conference on Environment, Livelihood and Services, Bangkok, Thailand

Contact: www.icels.org

 

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 16-19

77th Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting and Food Expo, Chicago, USA

Contact: www.ift.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/

 

September 21-23

Fi Asia-Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

For more information: http://www.figlobal.com/asia-indonesia/home

 

November 29 to December 1

Hi Europe and Ni 2016, Natural Ingredients 2016, Frankfurt, Germany

For more information: http://www.figlobal.com/hieurope/home

 

"Creating Cold" A Must See!

This is a chilling story! 'Creating Cold' By Steven Johnson of the BBC is a must see for everyone in Food and Food Safety.

 

Check it out here! - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-02b44e78-2da1-4a27-bcc5-dd0de5f38b20

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