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Welcome to the new World of Food Science


It is my pleasure to welcome you to The World of Food Science e-journal with its new look and home. 


The World of Food Science is published by IUFoST on behalf of our members and colleagues worldwide. Our purpose is to inform the world community of food scientists and technologists, and those interested in the promotion of a safe and sufficient food supply through timely news of scientific and technological advances, government policies, and regional reports and developments, events, business activities such as acquisitions, new products, and new markets and, regulatory measures.


The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) represents more than 300,000 food scientists and technologists from over 70 countries worldwide. We work with our national members, our regional groups in Latin America, ASEAN region, West Africa, Europe and the Middle East and North Africa and with our disciplinary groups whose expertise encompasses engineering, water in foods, international research, nanotechnology, microbiology and nutraceuticals and functional foods. We collaborate with many international partners to further our mission. IUFoST is committed through this journal to provide information about food science and technology, to encourage interaction of food scientists in the international community and to promote the fields of food science and technology.  


We thank our Editorial Board Chair, Professor Ken Buckle, Professor Emeritus of University of New South Wales, Australia and Past President of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology, for his leadership in producing The World of Food Science.  We look forward to introducing you to all the members of our Editorial Board In our next issue.


Again, your comments and your contributions to The World of Food Science are welcome and we hope you find the journal relevant and useful. 


Pingfan Rao, IUFoST President

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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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