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Food Safety

Arab Taskforce on Food Safety and Regional Consultation for the Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative (GFSCI)

IUFoST was invited to present to the Arab Taskforce on Food Safety, a steering group of senior officials of the League of Arab States.

8th International Food Safety Forum, Beijing, China

Dr. Karl Schebesta, Chief, Food Systems and Nutrition Division, Department of Agri-Business, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), led the international programme as keynote speaker at the 8th International Food Safety Forum to be held from April 18 to 21 in Beijing, China, at the Friendship Hotel.

Food Fraud Symposium Proposes Alliance of Thought Leaders and Follow-up Meeting

Regulators and experts from academia, government and industry from around the world embraced the development of an alliance of thought leaders and the proposal of a second Rendez-Vous meeting to address the challenges associated with global food fraud following two-days of high-level presentations and panels at the Towards Global Prevention and Mitigation of Food Fraud Symposium (Quebec City, Canada, April 4-5). The symposium highlighted the varied aspects of food fraud and the related negative impacts along food supply chains and on consumer confidence.

Food Safety and Nutritional Security Workshop in Lebanon

Organized through Dr. Lara Hanna Wakim, IUFoST Governing Council and LAFST member, a series of professional training programmes on Food Safety and Nutritional Security were held over six days at the Holy Spirit of Kaslk University, (USEK), Lebanon, that began on February 28.

Establishment of Pilot Aflatoxin-Sorting Plants for Peanuts In Sub-Saharan African Universities

A changing world market has triggered the look towards the African continent in search of high quality peanuts. As producing countries worldwide increasingly consume their own production, they have moved from net exporters to importers and the demand for peanuts has risen steadily.

Food Science and Technology Network Africa: Harnessing Professional Involvement for Sustainable Food Systems

Progressive societies and groups have been shown to harness their contribution to the local and community through synergies created as a result of linkages and networks.

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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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October 23-27, 2018


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