The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) supports programmes and projects to increase the safety and security of the world’s food supply. World Food Congresses are organised, every two years to stimulate the ongoing exchange of knowledge in those scientific disciplines and technologies relating to the expansion, improvement, distribution and conservation of the world’s food supply. Eighteen (18) World Congresses of Food Science and Technology have now been held. London, UK 1962; Warsaw, Poland 1966; Washington, USA 1970; Madrid, Spain, 1974; Kyoto, Japan, 1978; Dublin, Ireland 1983; Singapore 1987, Toronto 1991, Budapest, Hungary, 1995; Sydney, Australia 1999; Seoul, Korea 2001; Chicago, USA 2003; Nantes, France 2006; Shanghai, China 2008; Cape Town, South Africa 2010; Iguassu Falls, Brazil 2012; Montreal, Canada 2014; and Dublin, Ireland 2016.
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