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

New - Find us @IUFoST

 

 

Now you can find a world of information and updates on the global community of food science and technology at twitter.com/iufost. We look forward to sharing your news and keeping you up to date on emerging news, scientific developments, opportunities and highlighting accomplishments and people in our discipline. Development of all our social media platforms continues, including Facebook; LinkedIn; the IUFoST website, www.iufost.org; World of Food Science online journal, www.worldfoodscience.com; as well as the Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative website, www.foodsafety.iufost.org

 

  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events

 

2015

 

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 9-11

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

 

September 20-23

2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition, Intewrnational Society for Nutraceuticals, and Functional Foods. Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Natural Health Products and Dietary Supplements. Worldhotel Grand Juna, Wuxi, China.

Contact: www.isnff2015.org

 

September 24-26

Propak Myanmar, Myanmar Event Park, Yangon. Myanmar

Contact: http://www.propakmyanmar.com/

 

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 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 23-28

VI International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology. Barcelona, Spain.

Contact: www.biomicroworld2015.org

October 27

Food Science 2015, Singapore

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

 

October 27-28

8th McGill Conference on Global Food Security. Current Issues in Global Food Security. McGill Institute for Global Food Security, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

Contact: www.mcgill.ca/globalfoodsecurity/conference

 

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/

 

November 10-12

29th EFFoST International Conference, Athens, Greece

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

 

November 16-20

9th CIGR Section VI International Technical Symposium. Theme: “Creating Value from Bioresources through Novel Technologies”. Massey University,  Auckland Campus, Auckland, New Zealand.

Contact: www.tcc.co.nz

 

November 22-25

The 6th International Conference on Food Factors (ICoFF 2015). Bioconvergence for Food Function. Convention and Exhibition Center (COEX), Seoul, South Korea. Organised by the Korean Society of Food Science and Technology.

Contact: www.icoff2015.org

 

December 2-4

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

Contact: http://www.ingredientsnetwork.com

 

2016

February 28 – 2 March

2nd Food Structure and Functionality Forum Symposium. Singex, Singapore.

Contact: www.foodstructuresymposium.com

May 15-17

Sense Asia 2016. Shanghai, China.

Contact: www.senseasia.elsevier.com

 

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 11-14

Eurosense 2016. Dijon, France.

www.eurosense.elsevier.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

 

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