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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. Expert speakers and panelists from many disciplines presented the latest developments in food fraud detection, prevention, mitigation and management.

View the programme topics covered and presenters/panelists here.

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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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