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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 (LAS) (11 countries present); the Arab Industrial Development Mining Organization (AIDMO); the Arab Organization of Agricultural Development (AOAD); and senior representatives of organizations and agencies responsible for Food Safety and Food safety standards in countries of the LAS signatories of the agreement of the Greater Arab Free Trade Area (GAFTA). The ATF' provides high-level advice and guidance to LAS, AIDMO and AOAD for the enhancement of coordination and harmonization of food safety conformity, assessment and food control systems.

The meeting, held in Amman, Jordan, on May 4, comprised three parts: A regional consultation on the GFSCI and discussion of institutes potentially to be involved in the Centres for Excellence for the IUFoST Master's Level, Leadership in Food Safety programme; a meeting with United Nations International Development Organisation (UNIDO) representatives regarding cooperation; and presentation to the Arab Taskforce on Food Safety of IUFoST work by IUFoST Governing Council member Dr Lara Hanna Wakim; brief background by Dr. Gerry Moy, formerly of WHO; and a comprehensive review of the IUFoST GFSCI undergraduate and graduate Food Safety programming with particular emphasis on the Master's programme and Centres of Excellence by Dr. Mansel Griffiths, co-chair of the IUFoST Initiative.   


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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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