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Formation of New National Food Science and Technology Body

Senior officials from the Ministry of Health, Laos PDR, joined 20 professionals from the fields of academia, food and agro-industry on March 10 for the First Meeting on the Draft Constitution of FoSTAL in Vientiane, Laos, to discuss and edit the Lao-language version of the Constitution to process it towards formal registration. This Constitution is based broadly on that of the first five ASEAN countries in FIFSTA, the IUFoST regional group, and it has been instrumental in enabling a further five countries to join FIFSTA over the past two decades. Fellow of IAFoST Darunee Edwards, who is a member of IUFoST Governing Council, participated in this first meeting together with Alastair Hicks, Fellow and member of the IAFoST Executive Council.

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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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