IUFoST News Brief July 2022

In this issue:

  • 13th year of success for International Forum on Food Safety and Health and IUFoST/CIFST Partnership
  • Food Science and Technology applications of Big Data
  • Meet the New Fellows, Part 3
  • Citation Laureate Barry Halliwell  joins Congress programme - Early Bird registration closes July 21


Messages on World Food Safety Day, presented in numerous languages by the IUFoST Working Group on Food Safety Communications and contributors highlighted the needs and priorities for IUFoST and IAFoST for global food safety.  To hear the messages in English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Bahasa Indonesia, Hindi and IGBO, please visit https://iufost.org/messages-world-food-safety-day-iufost(IUFoST extends its thanks to Working Group Chair Dr. Carol Wallace (UK) and members  Dr Ratih Dewanti-Hariyadi (Indonesia) Dr. Afam Jideani (South Africa), Dr. César Ozuna (Mexico), Dr. Jay Kant Yadav (India) and special contributors  Amine Kassouf (GFORSS - Lebanon) and Victoria Jideani.



June 2022 marked the 13th year of the joint IUFoST/CIFST – Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology - Food Safety and Health International Forum that has been a strong partnership with IUFoST, and is  highly respected both internally and internationally. Last week marked another great success for the  jointly organised high- level Forum that reached more than 3.9 million viewers worldwide. Centering on the theme of “Seizing New Opportunities in Food Safety and Health with the ‘Broad View of Food Resource’”, many academicians and experts shared advances in international food safety from a global perspective, with innovation-driven enhancement of food safety and health significance attracting considerable attention from both the food science and technology world and the food industry. The forum received strong support from related Chinese departments such as the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the Health Commission (NHC), the General Administration of Customs (GACC), the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR), China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), as well as international organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), The video playback link of the Forum (opening ceremony & plenary sessions) including IUFoST President Vish Prakash's opening remarks are included here. The synopsis of outcomes will be available soon... Acknowledgement and thanks are extended to the many IUFoST/IAFoST Fellows and colleagues who contributed to this excellent programme.



In Part Three of our Gallery of the 27 new Fellows who will be inducted into the Academy at the IUFoST World Congress,  seven more of our newly elected Fellows are introduced. The others will be presented in the next few News Brief issues. Our congratulations to all.

Suzana Caetano da Silva Lannes - Brazil
Associate Professor, School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. 
Focus Areas:  Food Engineering, fatty foods, colloidal systems, powdered foods, ALACCTA

Ning Li - China
Director, China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA)
Focus Areas: National Food safety surveillance and risk assessment leadership, food toxicology

Catherine (Chengchu) Liu - USA
Senior Seafood Technology Specialist (tenured), University of Maryland, USA
Focus Areas: seafood safety and technology; pathogenic bactéria mitigation (i.e. Vibrio and Listeria species), quality assurance through innovative seafood technologies and post-harvest practices

Keshun Liu - USA
Senior Resaerch Chemist, US Department of Agricutlure-Argiultural Research Service – USA
Focus Areas: Soybeans, meat analogs, grain processing, DDGS, Analytical methods, start gelatization, soy proteins, hard to cook - cowpeas

Antonio Lopez Gomez - Spain
Professor of Food Technology and Engineering, Polytechnic University of Cartagena, Spain
Focus Areas: Food Processing and Packaging Technology and Engineering, food plant design, food refrigeration technology

Gordon McBean, Order of Canada (OC), Nobel Laureate - Canada
Department of Geography and Environment, Western University Canada and Institute for Catastrophic Risk Reduction
Focus Areas:  Sustainable development goals, integrated transdisciplinary science; food, health and the environment, enhancing international science 

John McDermott - USA
Immediate past director of CGIAR Research Programme on Agriculture for Nutrition and Healthy (A4NH) in International Food Policy Research Institute
Focus Areas:  Food Systems and Food Policy

IUFoST looks forward to welcoming  Fellows and new inductees at the World Congress in Singapore.  Information on the Induction Ceremonies and other Fellows' recognitions is available through the IUFoST Secretariat - please contact secretariat@iufost.org, Subject Academy Fellows at the Congress


Report on IUFoST Session on Big Data in Improving Human Health through Food Science and Technology in Seoul, Korea -  International Data Week 2022

Opening Remarks were made by Academy Fellow  and member of the IUFoST CODATA team, Dr. John Rumble, who introduced the subject of big data opportunities for global and individualised food science research.

Carsten Johannes Carlberg - Finland. The ERA chair holder at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, Poland talked about ’Ohmics technologies in food and health’,  the relationship between health issues and genomic and epigenetic heterogeneity of individuals. The great potential of food science and technology  is shown after using the big data on human health. Chin-Kun Wang - Taiwan. Chung Shan Medical University, The Distinguished Professor and former president discussed’ Precision nutrition and food science’. The use of big data banks on disease prevention, medicinal therapy, risk analysis, the food consumption required and the role of the food industry were all highlighted. Jun Nishihara - Japan. Department of Medical Management and Informatics, Hokkaido Information University. Dr. Nishihara spoke about  the  “Relationship between dietary and lifestyle habits, Health information and genetic background” and focussed on the big data set up and expert involvement with available information provided by IT and AI systems.Young Sang Song - Korea, Professor, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Seoul National University College of Medicine looked at the application of ‘Precision cancer medicine in ovarian cancer’. Food bioactives were among the interventions cited. Adriano Costa de Camargo - Chile, Assistant Professor at the University of Chile, spoke on the subject of  “Much more than rice and beans: open data in food science and nutrition in Brazil and Chile and looked particularly at the importance of big data during the Covid-19 pandemic situation."

This session successfully connected the big data and  human health promotion through food science and technology. Personalized and precision concepts could play important roles in  future food science and technology.  Papers from this Session are being prepared for publication.  


2021 Citation Laureate Professor Barry Halliwell to speak in Congress Academy Session - don't miss LAST CALL FOR EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Accepted Abstract submissions (excluding the many special sessions of  major import) are all listed here. Pre-congress workshops are being finalized and together the whole programme for attendees promises unprecedented science. As an example, the IAFoST Academy Session “Global Initiative: Nutritional Strategies for the Post-Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC) Management” features as one of its distinguished speakers the 2021 Citation Laureate, Professor Barry Halliwell. The distinction of Citation Laureate is awarded to researchers whose work has been deemed to be of “Nobel Class” as they are among the most highly cited and influential, even transformative, in their fields.

Prof Halliwell, was cited for pioneering research in free-radical chemistry, including the role of free radicals and antioxidants in human disease. His interest in identifying the most important antioxidants in the human diet, and in developing novel antioxidants, has critical bearing on treating human diseases, and understanding how diet might cause or prevent them. His current work focuses on novel agents to prevent and treat dementia. 

Congress website: https://www.iufostworldcongress-singapore.com/home
The EarlyBird registration deadline for the 21st World Congress of Food Science and Technology to be held in Singapore is 21 July.



The Call for Nominations for the IUFoST Board of Directors, Scientific Council and Academy Executive Council has been made and the nominations close on 14 July 2022. Questions or requests for additional information should be sent to the IUFoST Secretariat (secretariat@iufost.org).  Help direct the future of global science and technology through IUFoST and IAFoST.

Outcomes (ppts and videos)  of the IUFoST GOIR (Working Group on Global Outreach/Industry Relations) 1st Special Forum on  Functional Food Health Claim Regulation in ASEAN Countries, held during the Food Innovation Asia Conference  on June 15 are available. Check here for more information, and please contact the IUFoST Secretariat for a copy of the ppts and videos.

Dr. Gordon McBean - Canada, has been named as one of the Foundation Fellows announced by the International Science Council in June. Gordon McBean, who will be inducted as an IAFoST Fellow at the World Congress is the former president of ICSU, presently known as ISC.



  • IUFoST Codex Committee, GFoRSS Report on its participation in the 15th Session of the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Food (CCF15) is available here.



21st World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Singapore
Date: 31 October to 3 November 2022
To register click here for congress site