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Courtesy of South China Morning Post

Introduction – Volume 18: Food Safety



This volume of The World of Food Science features several articles on food safety that have been a feature of IUFoST activities in recent years, and especially in its links with China, including:

  • articles by Judith Meech on IUFoST’s role in global food science and its links with the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology;
  • an update by Martin Cole, Leon Gorris and Xiumei Liu on food safety management and its progress in China, and Herbert Stone also discusses food safety challenges in China;
  • Patrick Wall discusses food safety issues in Europe; and
  • Vishweshwaraiah Prakash comments on the food safety chain.


Other features of Volume 18 include:

  • Focus paper: Summary of the latest IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin by Gerald Moy on Whistleblowers and the Food Industry;
  • Association News: a report by Delia Rodriguez-Amaya of the recent Fi-Vietnam meeting in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Awards and Competitions: Lifetime Achievement and Young Scientist Awards 2015; and student competitions for Congress 18;
  • Education: a call to students re GFSCI; and Distance Programme students receive certificates;
  • Food Security Update: notice of a report from FAO on food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems; and the World Food Prize recipient for 2015;
  • Food Scientists in the News: stories on recent awards to Academy Fellows Paul Singh, Delia Rodriguez-Amaya and Ted Labuza, and a book co-authored by Cherl-Ho Lee;
  • International Regulatory Update: a report by John Lupien on the 47th meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives; and a report by Gerald Moy on 38th Session of The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC);
  • Young Scientists: African Young Scientists Network, and nominations requested for young scientists to address Congess18;
  • Food Science 101: three more short articles on food science issues by Don Mercer;
  • Student Activities: a look at the winners of the VAFoST Young Achievers Safe Food Competition; and
  • Calendar of Events: some links to future meetings of relevance to food science and technology.


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

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  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events




May 15-17

Sense Asia 2016. Shanghai, China.



June 26-29

ISOPOW 13, Lausanne, Switzerland



July 16-19

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



July 26-29

4th ISEKI Food Conference, Vienna, Austria



August 21-25

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

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September 11-14

Eurosense 2016. Dijon, France.


September 21-23

Fi Asia-Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

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October 19-21

Food Factory 2016, Laval, France

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November 29 to December 1

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

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