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Evaluation of the Antimicrobial Activities and Biopreservative Potentials of Alstonia boonei Stem Bark and Euphorbia hirta Leaves Crude Extracts in Minced Meat

The antimicrobial activities and preservative potentials of crude extracts of Alstonia boonei stem bark and Euphorbia hirta leaves were studied in minced meat. Soxhlet extraction and cold ethanol extraction methods were used for the extraction of the dried and ground samples.

The State of Food Science and Technology in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has 80-85% of its population in rural areas, largely dependent on small-scale farming as a source of livelihood with Agriculture being the backbone of the economy. However, much of the country’s agricultural products are either consumed locally with minimal processing or exported without any value addition.

Processing and Preservation Methods of Mango Varieties Along the Value Chain in Kenya

With the increased production of mango fruits, it becomes necessary for the farmers to improvise ways on how they should process and preserve the mangoes during that particular time of the year when their production is at their maximum.

Cassava And Cyanogenic Glycosides In Relation To Human Health

Kenya is experiencing severe drought and acute food shortages, and as a result the country is coming up with foods that can be used for food security, including cassava. It is an indigenous crop that is fast growing and is well adapted to the dry environment. The starch filled roots can be used like potatoes or ground into flour, while the leaves can be used like spinach.

My Associations in Kenya

Daisy Lanoi C. Lelgut associations with Egerton University and FOSTEP-K

Science et Technologie Alimentaires [Food Science and Technology] in Senegal

Cheikh Ndiaye



Sur le plan économique le Sénégal est un pays où le secteur agricole reste prédominant, ce qui a traduit l’importance de sa population rurale estimée à  plus de 70 %. Le développement socio-économique passe donc nécessairement par la promotion de ce secteur. Ce qui nécessite sur le plan pratique des cadres avec une formation solide, notamment en Technologie Alimentaire et Sciences Agro-alimentaires.    


Food Science and Technology in Kenya

Kenya’s economic background is agriculture, which contributes 26% directly and 25% indirectly to the national GDP.

4AF - The Association des Actueurs en Agro-Alimentaire de Formation

The Association des Actueurs en Agro-Alimentaire de Formation, in abbreviation 4AF, was created in 2011 in Burkina Faso. It has been created by agri-food students, with the support of professionals, public researchers and academia.

The Bacteriological Quality Assessment of Some Bottled Water Sold in Lagos Metropolis, Nigeria

This study investigated the bacteriological quality of some bottle water sold in Lagos metropolis, Nigeria.

Innovation in Food Value Chains in Nigeria

In a dynamic society such as Nigeria, the need to constantly inject an innovative food distribution chain that delivers new or at least improved food products, offering varieties and opportunities of informed choices among the consumers, cannot be over emphasised.


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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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