Meeting the new Fellows, part 2, Food Fraud, Abstract and competition submissions surpass all targets, members' news and more

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Also In this issue: 

  • Big Data in Improving Human Health through Food Science and Technology, IUFoST Session welcomed by SciDataCom
  • Meet the New Fellows of IAFoST, part 2
  • Numbers of Abstracts and competition entries surpass targets for IUFoST World Congress– Singapore early bird deadline approaching
  • Food Fraud, Key Challenges and Preventative Aspects
  • Future for Food Webinar
  • Members News
  • Events


Webinar Speaker Brad McKay, President McKay Consulting, Canada talks about the Future for Food in a new webinar series bringing together expert views on major topics.  Synopsis: With the world’s population expected to grow by 2 billion by 2050 we will need new and innovative means of safely producing and manufacturing food in a manner that supports the sustainability of mankind. This talk will start with a look at human evolution, the history of food and then take you to a world 30 years from now where eating habits will be very different and where food will be portable, individual and sustainable. By 2050, our means of producing and manufacturing food will be different as well, driven by changes in the environment, technology and our ability to manufacture an ever-increasing amount of nourishing food without destroying the planet.

Profile of Brad McKay



The International Academy (IAFoST) elected 27 new Fellows in this 13th class of outstanding food scientists and technologists. These Fellows were elected from among many nominations by the International Academy and IUFoST Adhering Bodies, and they are acknowledged by their peers as outstanding representatives of international food science and technology. These Fellows will be inducted in the Academy when the 21st World Congress of Food Science and Technology is held in Singapore this year. Part two of our Gallery introduces another six of our newly elected Fellows. The others will be introduced in the next few News Brief issues.

Ratih Dewanti-Hariyadi – Indonesia

Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Agricultural Technology and Engineering, IPB University, Bogor, Indonesia

Focus Areas: Survival characteristics and biofilms of bacterial pathogens (Cronobacter spp, Salmonella, Bacillyus ceureus) in Indonesian foods

Jong-Bang Eun – Korea

Professor, Chonnam National University

Focus Areas: Food Processing and Preservation


Maria Leonora dL. Francisco - Philippines

Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition, University of Philippines, Diliman

Focus Areas: Sensory and Consumer Studies, Food Product Development


T.K. Srinivasa Gopal – India

Emeritus Professor, Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies

Focus Areas: Value added food products – ready to eat, ready to cook, ready to fry fish products and utilisation of fishery waste; development of biodegradable packaging films as a replacement of synthetic packaging materials and reduction of post-harvest losses by adopting active packaging


Brian Guthrie  - USA

Cargill, Plymouth, Minnesota, USA

Focus Areas:  Natural Ingredient Development


Lara Hanna Wakim – Lebanon

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik, Lebanon

Focus Areas: Sustainable Food Engineering Systems – Global Food Security

IUFoST Session on Big Data in Improving Human Health through Food Science and Technology has been welcomed by SciDataCon, although competition was very high for this hybrid scientific programme in Seoul, Korea that forms part of International Data Week 2022.  As indicated by proposal reviewers, “ Big data plays a critical role in Health and Food Sciences. …this is a timely topic as many big data technologies and data scientists are trying to study health and food science and the current pandemic.  This is an interesting and useful session.”    IUFoST speakers and session chairs for this CODATA (part of the International Science Council) event of SciDataCon are Dr. John Rumble (USA), Dr.  Mariusz Piskula (Poland) Dr. Chin-Kun Wang (Taiwan) and Carsten Carlberg, (Finland)


Abstract submissions and competition responses have been unprecedented. Two pre-congress workshops are already finalized and there is much more.  Special Events details, and Fellows Dinner, Induction information coming soon.  

Congress website:


Day 1: State of the Art and Key Challenges - Speakers: Prof. Samuel Godefroy / Dr. Bert Poppin

DAY 2: Regulatory and Preventive Aspects - Speakers: Dr. Eric Marin / Dr. Karen Everstine

Resources and Publications update:  

·‘Food 101 – Stories about Food by Dr. Donald Mercer


Canada - Dr. Rotimi Aluko, professor and Canada Research Chair in Bioactive Peptides in the Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences at the University of Manitoba, Canada and one of IAFoST’s new Fellows was honoured by the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS) 2022 Protein and Co-Products Division Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Aluko presented the Award Lecture on  “Protein gelation enhances resistance to proteolysis and in vivo cholesterol-lowering ability of the indigestible proteins”.

New Zealand - Rosemary Hancock is retiring from her position as Executive Manager at the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology (NZIFST) after 22 years.   A recent note by NZIFST President Phil Bremer included:  “ Her depth of knowledge about the institute and its affairs is unmatched and her willingness to simply get on and do what is required is unparalleled.  Personally and on behalf of the NZIFST I would like to sincerely thank Rosemary for the professionalism, care, fun and dedication she has bought to the Executive Manager’s role and wish her all the best in her future endeavours.”  We add our thanks and good wishes from IUFoST to Rosemary.


MAY 2022 IUFoST News Brief