2016 Congress Summary Report

18th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology

Summary Report

Representatives from more than 90 countries participated in the 2016 IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology. Over 80 keynote plenary and keynote sessions speakers discussed issues/challenges and interests in theme areas, and more than 250 scientific, industry and policy experts spoke. The programme focused on themes including food innovation, nutrition and health, future food, food sustainability and food safety. Hot topics sessions identified new and emerging trends in important food sectors such as meat, dairy, seafood and consumer foods. Communications around policy in national, regional and international government, between industry and academia and with the consumer were a focal point.

A full schedule of pre-Congress workshops and committee meetings was open to all IUFoST Adhering Bodies, Committee members, Regional Groups, Fellows and Congress attendees: Aflatoxin Management Workshop; Food Chemistry Division meeting; Distance Assisted Training programme meeting; Fresh Produce, Religious, Ethnic and Ethical Working Group meetings; Early Career Scientists/Young Scientists session; Regional Consultation for the Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative.

The Inaugural Global Food Summit attracted attendees from government, industry and academia to address key areas affecting global food security and the actions needed to address them. Government, non-governmental organisations and scienists across the spectrum addressed the global issues of sustainability and food security and agreed that inter-disciplinary work and consultations are necessary to ensure progress that will have a lasting impact.

The Food Industry Forum, award ceremonies, competitions, poster exhibits, exhibition hall and social events uniquely Irish completed the Congress programme and meeting of those involved with IUFoST’s ongoing work in committees/taskforce and commissions.

Congress Quotes  

“A key challenge for a sustainable future earth will be food systems, their capacity and their global environmental role and a challenge will be how can food science and innovation best provide the inputs to these policy processes and more importantly to help governments and people address the broad issues.” Gordon McBean, President, International Council for Science

“The role of IUFoST and our affiliated bodies is to emphasize the increasing need for scientists and technologists who will be the new “thought leaders” required for conversion of raw materials to sustainable and healthy foods. It appears that as professionals, we have the capabilities and responsibility to do so- and the timing is urgent. We have no excuses.” Anne-Marie Hermansson, Board Member – Swedish Academy of Science and IAFoST Fellow

“The importance of IUFoST as the international body for food science and technology for early career scientists is that it is very supportive, bringing together different cultures, different points of view, opportunities, situations and roots. The most important part is that it starts the very strong connections between young scientists who can make a difference in the future.” Anet Rezek Jambrak, Early Career Scientist

“More attention is needed on the vulnerability of the global food system to multiple shocks, such as droughts, floods and disease pandemics. The risks of such shocks occurring simultaneously and reinforcing one another are growing with climate change and a more connected world that can spread invasive or emergent disease agents rapidly. “Could IUFoST partner in systematic “stress testing” of the global food system, utilising state-of-the-art scenario and modelling tools?” IUFoST Food Security Committee

“Food security and chronic malnutrition require multi-sectoral policies to reduce inequalities and targeting vulnerable populations.” Dr. M. Torero, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

“Since 2014, more than half of all fish consumed comes from aquaculture (SOFIA 2016).” Dr. M Beveridge, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)

“As scientists we are required to not only understand the science but also to convey it outside of a scientific perspective.” Nathan Pratt, Kerry Foods

“I believe the forefront research topics in North America are quite similar to the ones in Europe. Both continents emphasise that ensuring food security goes beyond securing a sufficient supply, which also requires social and economic access to safe and nutritious food. Innovation in the detection of food contamination will be still a key component and should be covered through the whole food chain and the related services from production to consumption.” Xiaonan Lu, Young Scientist

“There need to be more role models for young girls to encourage them to study science, math and engineering. In Food Science and Technology, the salary difference between men and women is smaller than other professions. It is also easier to advance in the profession. Internship programmes with industry, leadership training can create measurable targets and significant gains.” Wamwari Waichungo, Coca-Cola

“…It is very important to coordinate policies against food waste with future trends and to promote a circular economy. Recycle waste and use bio-waste to take into account the emergence of new solidarities.” Stephane Guilbert, Institute National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)


Inaugural Global Food Summit

IUFoST convened the inaugural Global Food Summit, also hosted by the Institute of Food Science and Technology of Ireland, Teagasc (the Agriculture and Food Development Authority of Ireland), and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland, on August 21 in recognition of the critical role of science advisors and advisory committees associated with governmental authorities in improving dialogue and collaboration between diverse stakeholders involved in addressing global food safety and security needs. Opened by the European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Philip Hogan, it brought together individuals who can affect strategic change to policies in key areas affecting food production and processing worldwide for three sessions and a high-level discussion:

– Session 1 speakers addressed international issues with cross-disciplinary approaches, with a particular example of developments in Ireland and China. Discussion highlighted the need for leadership from the scientific community and IUFoST to address the forthcoming challenges related to food security.

– Session 2 focused on the current situation of global food science and technology in addressing the future food issues and identifying opportunities and risks.

– Session 3 examined the plans of major developed and developing nations regarding food science and technology.

The high-level discussion addressed identifying agreed-upon actions and the future role of IUFoST in their implementation. Critical elements included a focus on Africa, the need to continue to raise the profile of food science and technology at the policy levels of governments, inter-disciplinary collaboration and the active engagement of food scientists and technologists. This Summit will be conducted during all future Congresses.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Daryl B. Lund was presented with the IUFoST Lifetime Achievement award during the opening ceremonies of the World Food Congress. The IUFoST Lifetime Achievement Award honours an individual for pre-eminence in and contributions to the field of food science and technology over his or her career. Recipients are recognized for their significant contributions to scientific knowledge with impact in areas such as food safety; food quality; human nutrition; product, process, package innovation; food security (availability, accessibility, affordability); consumer acceptability; communication of food science and technology regulations; or combinations of the above.

IUFoST Distinguished Lecture

The link between the controversial concept of “ultra-processed” food and nutrition-related medical conditions was challenged by Distinguished Lecturer Professor Michael Gibney, Professor of Food and Health at University College, Dublin (UCD), and Chair of the Irish Food Safety Authority (FSAI) in his Congress-opening keynote address. Sound nutrition science formed the basis of his lecture, during which he discussed the impact of nutritional requirements of both infants and the elderly on future food science and technology priorities. He also focused on myths relating to nutritional needs of the mainstream population in between these two categories

Professor Gibney joins an accomplished group of IUFoST Distinguished Lecturers, all world-renowned scientists in areas relevant to food science and technology invited to present the principal keynote lecture at each World Food Congress.

Food Security Interdisciplinary Committee

Between the 17th and 18th World Food Congresses, the panel adapted a food security framework into a more food systems approach. The 18th Congress featured four sessions and a concluding panel, which provided an overview of food systems and three main food system areas – production, processing and logistics and influencing demand – and greater emphasis on sustainability and health issues in food systems. They included more analysis and specific examples of actions by different actors in the food systems, and clearly demonstrating the need to consider and integrate drivers relevant to each step of current and emerging food chains. The panel presented highlights and potential future actions, which may include developing the contributions that food science and technology and associated sciences can make to future sustainable and healthy food systems and considering the implications for IUFoST and its national and regional members. A number of opportunities were identified and specific points noted related to sustainable and healthy food system transformation for future development.

IUFoST Education Committee

Food Science and Technology Curricula Recognition: At the request of many National Adhering Bodies, this programme was initiated by FIFSTA from South East Asia. In collaboration with Adhering Bodies, assessments have been conducted in a number of countries, including in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, China, South Africa, and in Costa Rica. The Institutes were recognized in a ceremony during the Congress. The pace of these assessments, which include an “on-desk” assessment and a unique “on-site” assessment, cannot be increased significantly as IUFoST combines assessment visits with other areas of service to Adhering Bodies and regional groups. All of the assessors from the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) and Adhering Bodies involved were thanked for their invaluable support in the success of the programme.

The second major activity of the Education Committee is the Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative (GFSCI), which IUFoST was commissioned to lead by the World Bank, as part of the Global Food Safety Partnership Programme, in order to develop a core curriculum in food safety. To date, a consultation process involving government, academia and industry took place, surveys were distributed globally, areas of core competencies were identified, and core curricula working groups for each of these areas formed, tasked with developing syllabi. When completed, they will be reviewed and recommendations made for the curricula for the undergraduate and graduate levels. Regional consultations are being conducted to receive input to ensure this curriculum has global relevance. Consultations have taken place in Beijing, Ireland (during the World Food Congress) Dublin, which involved representatives from Europe, North America, Asia and Africa, and Colombia.

A new series of Food Safety Regulatory Workshops is ongoing. Piloted by Brazil, Indonesia and South Africa in 2015 and also presented in Kazakhstan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Chile and Kenya throughout 2016 and into early 2017, each workshop is a joint venture between IUFoST and the hosting Adhering Bodies. There are three workshops in the series, aimed at different audiences, Food Regulators, Health Professionals and Dietitians, and NGOs and Media, on topics identified through the national Adhering Body and with participation of IAFoST Fellows and Adhering Body experts.

Scientific Council

The Scientific Council generated a number of Scientific Bulletins during this term of office:

Aflatoxin Update, April 2016; Whistleblowing And The Food Industry, May 2015; Foodborne Disease And Vulnerable Groups, March 2015; Update Number Two – Ebola Virus Disease (Evd): Important Aspects For The Food Science And Technology Community, 18 February 2015; Update Number One – Ebola Virus Disease (Evd): Important Aspects For The Food Science And Technology Community, 26 November 2014; Ebola Virus Disease (Evd): Important Aspects For The Food Science And Technology Community, November 2014. Find the SIBs here.

International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST)

The Academy assists and/or supports activities of IUFoST through its members, including attending many conferences for Adhering Bodies all over the world and participating in the Visiting Professors programme and workshops on the Food Safety curriculum. IUFoST and Fellows have a very close and satisfying collaboration with the Adhering Bodies.

The tenth class of outstanding food scientists and technologists elected to the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) was inducted during the Congress:

Lilia Ahrne (Sweden); V.M. Balasubramaniam (USA); Peter Ben Embarak (Switzerland); Siree Chaiseri (Thailand); Nathalie Gontard (France); Leon Gorris (The Netherlands); Mansel Griffiths (Canada); Purwiyatno Hariyadi (Indonesia); Marc Hendrickx (Belgium); Karsten Kristiansen (Denmark); Olga Martin-Belloso (Spain); Antonio Meirelles (Brazil); Richard Mithen (UK); Narendra Narain (Brazil); Nik Ismail Nik Daud (Malaysia); Hyun Jin Park (Korea); Paola Pittia (Italy); Jamuna Prakash (India); Jairo Romero (Colombia); Yrjo Roos (Ireland); John Rumble (USA); Joseph Scimeca (USA); Xianming Shi (China); Petros Taoukis (Greece); Purnendu Vasavada (USA); Chin Kun Wang (Taiwan); Shuo Wang (China); Mingyong Xie (China); Youling Xiong (USA); Weibiao Zhou (Singapore).

Early Career Scientists and Young Scientists

The Early Career Scientists designation was ratified by delegates during the previous Congress. All Young Scientist winners from IUFoST World Congresses from 2008 onwards were eligible for the Early Career Scientist Section of the Academy, dependent on the upper limit of age and were invited to send their updated CV with a recent reference to the Academy Executive Council. From the information provided, a jury of Fellows determined who should be invited to form the first class of Early Career Scientists in the Academy. From now on, there will be seven winners from every Congress who will automatically become Early Career Scientists. During the Congress, it was suggested that they should take two mentors to help them in career development for networking and contacts.

2016 Early Career Scientists: George Ooko Abong’ (Kenya); Obadina Adewale (Nigeria);Donna Cawthorn (South Africa);Miguel Cerqueira (Portugal); Lili He (USA); Kristina Kukurova (Slovakia); Yeting Liu (Singapore); Alexander Mathys (Switzerland); Patrick Njage (South Africa); Lydia Ong (Australia); Christine Pin Rou Lee (Singapore); Cornelia Rauh (Germany); Kai Reineke (Germany); Michael Rogers (Canada); Uthaiwan Suttisansanee (Thailand); Chibiuke Udenigwe (Canada).

In a separate process, nine young scientists were chosen by an international jury to speak to the World Food Congress on their research findings: Brunna Boaventura (Brazil); Azad Emin (Germany); Daming Fan (China); Delphine Huc-Mathis (France); Amanda Naaum (Canada); Anet Rezek Jambrak (Croatia); Ziyun Wu (Singapore); Xiaonan Lu (Canada); Eimear Shannon (Ireland) all were invited to address the world community of food science and technology assembled there. This experience has been a part of IUFoST World Congresses since 2006, demonstrating IUFoST’s ongoing commitment to nurturing the next generation of food scientists.

A pre-Congress meeting was held with IUFoST representatives and the Early Career Scientists and Young scientists to introduce them to one another. They were asked to put the group together and report, which resulted in the transference of subjects and ideas for distribution, which resulted in subjects and ideas that were collected for distribution. A young scientist session on sustainability produced an active discussion.

Aflatoxin Working Group

IUFoST has gone on record twice, first with the Budapest Declaration, then the Cape Town Declaration, in support of using the power of food science and technology to help solve the problem of hunger, all forms of malnutrition and also food safety. The working group on Aflatoxins has developed a proposal that makes use the technology that has been endorsed by IARC as ready to implement. Technology in use in developed countries is not appropriate for developing countries. After two or three decades, the problem is still serious and manual visual sorting to help reduce aflatoxins in developing countries is being championed by the Aflatoxin working group.

ALACCTA (IUFoST Regional Group for Central and South America)

This Congress featured the first ALACCTA session held at a Congress outside Latin America, presenting concerns, trends, and discussions about institutions and scientific papers. An ALACCTA session is being planned for the next World Food Congress in India. ALACCTA is working closely with IUFoST on several projects, including Food Regulation workshops and a regional consultation of the Global Food Safety Curriculum Initiative (GFSCI) in Colombia for Latin America and the Caribbean.

ALACCTA produced the Montevideo Declaration addressing the problem of the misperception of processed foods widely discussed during the Congress. The region is committed to addressing the issue, which was also addressed by the World Food Congress Distinguished Lecturer.

Other IUFoST Regional Groups that held their first sessions at an IUFoST Congress outside of their regions were FIFSTA representing the ASEAN, WAAFoST representing Western Africa, and MENAFoST representing the Middle East and North Africa. All presented important perspectives on issues and strategies related to Food Science and Technology in their regions.

The IUFoST regional grouping for Europe, EFFoST, presented numerous emerging issue sessions.

The IUFoST Governing Council, Scientific Council and Academy Executive Council 2016-2018 President: Dietrich Knorrr, Germany; Past President: Rickey Yada, Canada; President Elect: Mary Schmidl, USA; Scientific Council Chair: Lucia Anelich, South Africa; Secretary-General: Judith Meech, Canada. Regular Members of the Governing Council: Jose Aguilera, Chile; Darunee Edwards, Thailand; Michael Knowles, Greece; Rosie Maguire, South Africa; Mariusz Piskula, Poland; Lara Hanna Wakim, Lebanon.

Scientific Council: Chair, Lucia Anelich, South Africa; Past Chair, Daryl Lund, USA; Chair Elect V. Prakash, India; Councillors: Rui Hai Lui (USA); Fereidoon Shahidi, (Canada).

Academy Executive Council: President: Ruth Oniang’o; Kenya, Past President: Delia Rodriguez Amaya; Brazil, President Elect: Paul Singh; USA, Councillor: Been Huang Chung, Taiwan and Alastair Hicks, Thailand.

In Appreciation: Governing Council, Academy, Chairs and Members of all IUFoST Working Groups, Committees, Task Forces and Commissions, Regional and Special Interest/Disciplinary groups.   Thank you to the Irish Organising Committee for an outstanding congress.

Congress Remembrance: Roderick (Rory) Ryan, Academy Fellow and Initiator of the Irish bid for the 2016 World Congress and Pieter van Twisk, Academy Fellow

Next World Food Congress

The 19th World Food Congress will be held in Mumbai, India, in August 2018. Watch for more information as planning progresses. It also was announced that New Zealand will host the 20th World Food Congress in 2020.

IUFoST Competition Awards

Global Food Industry Awards

The 5th Global Food Industry Awards showcased the creative work of food innovators from around the world nominated by members of the food industry. Awards were presented for excellence in three categories: Food Production, Packaging and Communication. The Winners and Honourable Mentions are

Most Innovative Ingredient

First – Banting Boulevard Foods (Pty) Ltd. – South Africa

Second – Chye Choon Foods Pte. Ltd. – Singapore

Third (tie) – KWV – South Africa

Third (tie) – Nuhoney Pte. Ltd. – Singapore

Honourable Mention – Junlebao Dairy Co., Ltd. – China

Most Innovative Process

First – EDERNA SAS – France

Second – Contronics Engineering – The Netherlands

Honourable Mention – China Huishan Dairy Holdings Company Ltd. – China

Honourable Mention – Patrysvlei Farms – South Africa

Industrialization of a Traditional Food

First – Utsanzi Product Industries P/L – Zimbabwe

Second – Irvin & Johnson Pty. Ltd. – South Africa

Third – Tingyi Holding Corp. – China

Honourable Mention – Hijo de Jose Martinez Somalo, S.L. – Spain

Packaging Innovation

First – Boxmore Packaging – South Africa

Second – Freshen Group – Singapore

Communicating Science-Related Knowledge to Consumers

First – Singapore Health Promotion Board – Singapore

Second – Lam Soon Singapore Pte. Ltd. – Singapore

Third – Hanoi Milk Joint Stock Company – Vietman

Honourable Mention – Grape King Bio Ltd. – Taiwan

A special award for Commitment to Furthering Food Safety was presented to Beingmate Baby & Child Food Co., Ltd. of China for its Beingmate Series Infant and Young Children Formula.

Student Competitions

Awards also were presented in two competitions aimed at food science students: the Food Science Students Fighting Hunger Product Development competition, open to undergraduate students, and the Food Safety Without Borders Graduate Student Paper competition. Students at both levels from around the world entered their unique products and research papers. Nine teams were chosen as finalists in the Food Science Fighting Hunger category, while six graduate student papers were selected for consideration by an international Committee of experts.

Originated as part of IUFoST’s aim to strengthen the role of food science and technology in securing the world’s food supply and eliminating world hunger, both competitions demonstrated the talent, creativity and dedication of the next generation of food science and technology professionals.

Food Science Students Fighting Hunger Undergraduate Product Development Competition


Choco Crocos Cereal – Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica Team Members: Mariano Calvo, Laura Cubero,Roberto Navarro, Aurora Ugalde, Jannette Wu

(Supervisor: Jessie Usaga)


Extruded Potato-Cabbage Bite – Singapore

Nanyang Polytechnic Team Members: Gemma Gong, Felicia Kwan, Yi Qi Lee, Yi Ming Loh, Zi Ying Wong


FitMe Protein Bar – Indonesia

Indonesia International Institute for Life Sciences Team Members: Rio Alif Ramzy, Raditya Aryajaya, Shinta Marchelia, Fildzah Alfitri, Prtia Ashilola, Tyas Rahmah Kusuma


Meal-in-a-Wrap – Singapore

Singapore Polytechnic Team Members: Amirah Syakirah Bte Ithnin, Tey Yu Xin Veronica, Gernice Lee Xin Ping, Liang Ya Quan, Wu Yu Yao, Sandy Bong Sze Ting (Supervisor: Matthew Koh)


Morito Cookie – The Netherlands

Wageningen University Team Members: Stella Alinneshia, Accesstia Christy (Supervisor: Fitriyono Ayustaningwarno)


Naji Tortilla Dry Mix – Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica Team Members: Natalia Lau, Fabiola Barboza, Valeria Benavides, Priscila Chaćon, Marie Guier, Marisol Picado (Supervisor: Jessie Usaga)


SʼcoolBeans – South Africa

Stellenbosch University Team Members: Cenette Bezuidenhout, Carin-Marie Engelbrecht, Nicholas N. Grobbelaar, Taryn S. Harding, Shannon K. Howell, Megan E. Kleyn


Shoki-Nwa – South Africa

University of Pretoria Team Members: Adedara Olumide Ayomide, Adonis Nanamhla, Mokhele Tholoana, Nekhudzhiga Emmanuel Humbulani


Snacker Meal – Singapore

Singapore Polytechnic Team Members: Ng Zheng Kai Dylan, Tan Jia Xin, Leong Jia Wen Sandra, Liang Ya Quan, Wu Yu Yao, Sandy Bong Sze Ting (Supervisor: Matthew Koh)


Naji Tortilla Dry Mix – Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica Team Members: Natalia Lau, Fabiola Barboza, Valeria Benavides, Priscila Chaćon, Marie Guier, Marisol Picado (Supervisor: Jessie Usaga)


Snacker Meal – Singapore

Singapore Polytechnic Team Members: Ng Zheng Kai Dylan, Tan Jia Xin, Leong Jia Wen Sandra, Liang Ya Quan, Wu Yu Yao, Sandy Bong Sze Ting (Supervisor: Matthew Koh)


Choco Crocos Cereal – Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica Team Members: Mariano Calvo, Laura Cubero,Roberto Navarro, Aurora Ugalde, Jannette Wu (Supervisor: Jessie Usaga)


Shoki-Nwa – South Africa

University of Pretoria Team Members: Adedara Olumide Ayomide, Adonis Nanamhla, Mokhele Tholoana, Nekhudzhiga Emmanuel Humbulani


Extruded Potato-Cabbage Bite -Singapore

Nanyang Polytechnic Team Members: Gemma Gong, Felicia Kwan, Yi Qi Lee, Yi Ming Loh, Zi Ying Wong


Morito Cookie – The Netherlands

Wageningen University Team Members: Stella Alinneshia, Accesstia Christy (Supervisor: Fitriyono Ayustaningwarno)


SʼcoolBeans – South Africa

Stellenbosch University Team Members: Cenette Bezuidenhout, Carin-Marie Engelbrecht, Nicholas N. Grobbelaar, Taryn S. Harding, Shannon K. Howell, Megan E. Kleyn


Naji Tortilla Dry Mix – Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica Team Members: Natalia Lau, Fabiola Barboza, Valeria Benavides, Priscila Chaćon, Marie Guier, Marisol Picado (Supervisor: Jessie Usaga)

Food Safety Without Borders Graduate Student Paper


Oluwafemi Adebo – South Africa

Aflatoxin B1 degradation by culture and lysate of a Pontibacter specie.

Ifeoluwa Adeekoya- South Africa

Incidence and Mycotoxigenic Potentials of Fungi Isolated from some Indigenous Street Vended Snacks in Nigeria.

Adeola Ayano – Nigeria

Microbiological Quality and Safety of Street-Vended Ready-To-Eat Fruit Salads in Ado-Odo Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Niger.

Min-Jeong Kim – Singapore

Antibacterial effect of 405 nm light emitting diode illumination against Escherichia coli O157:H7, Listeria monocytogenes, and Salmonella on the surface of fresh-cut mango and its influence on fruit qualities.

Ain Auzureen Mat Zin – Malaysia

Development of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans booklet for 1 Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) of Tilapia-based Products in Malaysia.

Victor Ntuli – South Africa

Potential public health risk associated with multidrug resistant shigatoxin producing E. coli (STEC) O157 and non-O157 from producer-distributor bulk milk.

FIRST PLACE – Min-Jeong Kim – Singapore

SECOND PLACE – Oluwafemi Adebo – South Africa

THIRD PLACE – Victor Ntuli – South Africa

HONOUABLE MENTION – A.A. Mat Zin – Malaysia

Food Sustainability Idea/Concept Development Competition

IUFoST considers sustainability issues for food and drinking water as one of the key topics of its current and future agenda. This is emphasised by our involvement in the Future Earth project, as well as by the Sustainability task force led by Martin Cole, CSIRO, Australia. As sustainability of our planet is directly affecting their future and related health and quality of life, Young Scientists were invited to participate in this competition.


Jing-Jen Lin – Taiwan

Total utilization of freshwater clam by-products for sustainability- using functional food industry as a cyclic model – selected to give 10 minute oral presentation

Jan Mei Soon – United Kingdom

MY Jelastics: Biodegradable plastics from agro-wastes – selected to give 10 minute oral presentation

Surender Kumar Bhardwaj – India

An Eco-Friendly Means to Control Crop Diseases

Hans-Jürgen Heidebrecht – Germany

Towards “Zero fluid discharge”: Application of processing side streams as diafiltration media in membrane technology – selected to give 10 minute oral presentation

Nguyen Van Kien – Vietnam

Exploitation of perennial plants resources for food/nutrient security and livelihood in vulnerable communities of Vietnam

IUFoST Video Competition


Team Hu (Canada) and Team Dipo (Nigeria)

The Canadian Winners included Yaxi Hu, Jenny Tian, and Gracia Windiasti, all completing graduate degrees at the University British Columbia. “We hope to inspire the public or younger generation to learn more about food science and technology.”

Nigerian Winner Dipo Olatunde was “very grateful to share about the role of food science and technology in my society”. Dipo is a graduate student at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

IUFoST Calendar of Events – Supporting Food Science and Technology Globally – 2014-2016

International collaborations and Adhering Body activities to which IUFoST was invited, at which it was represented and/or which it supported:

2016 to date

HONG KONG – Endorsement Of The Global Food Safety And Technology Forum

CANADA – Support Provided For The Canadian Institute Of Food Science And Technology (CIFST) Annual Conference To Encourage Student Participation

RWANDA – Support Provided For The 1st Conference Of The Eastern African Association Of Food Science And Technology, Ecognize By The Rwandan National Scientific Body, And For Encouragement Of The Young African Network

SOUTH AFRICA – Support Provided For Food Science Regulators Workshop Ecognize By The South African Association Of Food Science And Technology (Saafost) And IUFoST

KENYA – Support Provided Through Expert Resource For The FOSTEP-K First East African Food Safety, Nutrition, Agro-Processing And Innovation Conference

INDONESIA – Support For PATPI And Perhimpunan Penggiat Pangan Fungsional Dan Nutrasetikal Indonesiain (P3FNI) In Organising The First Meeting For Health Ingredients South East Asia (Hisea), In Jakarta

CHINA – IFOFS – Beijing – Co-Organised 7th Annual IUFoST And China CIFST International Forum On Food Safety

SWIZERLAND – ISOPOW (Disciplinary Group Of IUFoST) Invited Contributions And Support

MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE – Education Assessments, Meetings With Adhering Bodies, Presentations To Faculty And Students And Adhering Body Members By Members Of The Academic Assessment Panels

THE NETHERLANDS – Invited Presentation For Corporate In-House Meeting On Emerging Needs In FS&T And SMES

MYANMAR – Invited Contribution To Development Of Curricula And Resources For Smes In Myanmar

FRANCE – ICSU General Assembly – Representation And Contributions By IUFoST Governing Council Members

SWITZERLAND – Invited Contribution To 1st WHO Collaborating Centres In Food Safety Meeting

USA – Invited Contribution And Support For Marcus Karel Symposium

AUSTRIA – Invited Contribution And Support For ISEKI Conference

URUGUAY – Invited Contribution And Support For ALACCTA Meeting

PHILIPPINES – Invited Contributions To Philippine Adhering Body Conference And Education Assessment

ARGENTINA – The Science Behind Food Regulations Workshop – Co Organised Between IUFoST, Argentine Adhering Body AATA And Ministry Of Agro-Industry, Argentina

COLOMBIA- Invited Contribution To Regional ICMSF (Disciplinary Grouping Of IUFoST) Meeting And Regional Consultation On Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative – Jointly Organised With ICMSF, AATA – Colombian Adhering Body And ALACCTA – IUFoST Regional Grouping For Central And South America


MALAYSIA – Global Food Safety Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – GFSCI Presentations

IFOFS – International Forum On Food Safety, Beijing, China, April

VIETNAM – 2015 International Conference, Vietnam, May

CANADA – Bio-Unions Symposium At The World Congress On Medical Physics And Biomedical Engineering, Toronto, Canada, June

CANADA – International Congress On Engineering And Food (ICEF), Quebec, Canada, June

LEBANON – Universities Global Challenges: Nuritional Security And Environmental Sustainability For Human Health, Kaslik, Lebanon, June

PHILIPPINES – 14th ASEAN Food Conference 2015, Manila, Philippines, June

UNITED STATES – International Association Of Food Protection Annual Meeting, USA, July

BRAZIL – V Brazilian Congress Of Fruit And Vegetable Processing, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, September

SOUTH AFRICA – 21st SAAFoST Biennial International Congress And Exhibition, Durban, South Africa, September

THAILAND – Food Ingredients Asia-Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, September

BRAZIL – V Meeting Of Biofortification In Brazil, São Paulo City, Brazil, September

BRAZIL – XIII Southern Regional Meeting Of Food Science And Technology, Curitiba, Brazil, September

UNITED KINGDOM – Fi Global Summit, UK, September

URUGUAY – INNOVA 2015, Montevideo, Uruguay, October

UNITED STATES – 2nd International Conference On Global Food Security, New York, USA, October

DUBAI – Dubai International Food Safety Conference, Dubai, October – Two Invited Symposia – Food Waste And MENAFoST Regional Group Focus

SWITZERLAND – FERG Symposium On The Global Burden Of Foodborne Diseases, Switzerland, October

ETHIOPIA – African Food And Nutrition Forum, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, October

ARGENTINA – XV Argentinian Congress Of Food Science And Technology, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November

BRAZIL – XI Latin American Symposium Of Food Science, Campinas, Brazil, November

BRAZIL – IUFoST-sbCTA Workshop: The Science Behind Food Regulation, Brasilia, Brazil, November

GREECE – 29th EFFoST International Conference, Athens, Greece, November

INDONESIA – Emerging Food Safety Issues And Risk Assessment Training Planning Workshop, Bogor, Indonesia, December

The IUFoST Visiting Professorship Programme Continued At Universities In Myanmar And Vietnam, National University Of Singapore And The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Among Others.


CUBA – ICSU Regional Meeting, Havana Cuba, January

INDIA – 9th Edition Of Nutra India Summit, Bangalore, India, March

HONG KONG – Codex Committee On Food Additives, Hong Kong, March

The CCFA Physical Working Group On The General Standard For Food Additives (GSFA) and The CCFA Plenary Sessions, March

UNITED STATES – ICSU CODATA-VAMAS Workshop, North Carolina, USA, March

COSTA RICA – CITA (IUFoST AB For Costa Rica) Hosted XIV ALACCTA Seminar, University Of Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica, March

UNITED STATES – Conference Of Food Engineering, Omaha, Nebraska, USA, March

CHINA – IUGG Commission On Climate And Environmental Change (CCEC) Meeting, Beijing, China, April

FRANCE – ICSU CODATA-VAMAS Workshop, Paris, France, April

CHINA – International Food Safety Meeting, Organised By IUFoST and CIFST With The China National Food Safety Risk Assessment Centre, April

GREECE – 3rd ISEKI_Food Conference, Athens, Greece, May

TURKEY – Novel Approaches In Food Industry – NAFI 2014, Kusadasi, Turkey, May

THAILAND – Food Innovation Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, June

AUSTRALIA – Australia Institute Of Food Science And Technology Annual Meeting, June

CANADA – IUFoST World Congress Of Food Science And Technology, Montreal, Canada, August

TAIWAN – The 6th Asian Congress Of Dietetics ,Taipei ,Taiwan, August

ICSU General Assembly, August


MALAYSIA – Cafei 2014, Kuala Lumpur, December

2nd International Congress On Agricultural And Food Engineering, December

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