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Focus on Africa


This volume (#20) of The World of Food Science focusses on aspects of food science and technology in Africa, with contributions from correspondents in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana, Burkina Faso and Ethiopia (accessible via the ‘Focus on Africa’ link below the banner above). The context of all of these feature articles was the Codex Coordinating Committee for Africa meeting to which IUFoST was invited to present; IUFoST also at the same time convened a Food Safety Workshop, and a and also a regional consultation on the Food Safety Curricula Initiative.


Thanks to Academy President Dr Ruth Oniang’o, who was instrumental in ensuring that this volume on Africa came about, and Dr George Ooko for his role as Guest Editor.


The topics include:

  •   Processing and preservation of mango varieties;
  •   Cassava and cyanogenic glycosides in relation to human health;
  •   ‘My associations in Kenya’ by Daisy Lelgut;
  •   Science et technology alimentaire [food science and technology] in Senegal;
  •   Food science and technology in Kenya;
  •   AAF (the Association des Adteurs en Agro-Alimentaire de formation);
  •   Bacteriological quality assessment of some bottled water sold in Lagos, Nigeria;
  •   Innovation in food value chains in Nigeria; and
  •   Effective HACCP in food and beverage production industries.


Focus papers also cover two issues of recent interest in Africa:

  • A report on the ‘SAAFoST – IUFoST Food Fraud Workshop’ by SAAFoST Executive Director Owen Frisby held on 29 March 2017; and the
  • ‘Food Safety Symposium and Global Food Safety Curriculum’ meeting held in Kenya on 19 January 2017.


New contributions can be found in the following links above:

  • ‘Food Safety’;
  • ‘Food Scientists and Institutes in the News’;
  • ‘Regulatory Affairs’; and
  • ‘Associations / Regional Groups’.


Comments and contributions are welcome… Ken Buckle (, or the IUFoST office, or your local Adhering Body affiliated with IUFoST.

  • News Headlines
  • Reports & Summaries
  • Calendar of Events


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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