2017 – NEWS BRIEF 3



Early Career Scientist Section – Inaugural Committee Announced

The members of the Early Career Scientist Section Inaugural Committee have been announced by the Academy Executive Council. This committee will lead in developing the structure and activities of this new section of the Academy. The ECS Section was formed to promote high standards of ethics and scientific endeavour among food scientists and technologists and to formalize a relationship for the young scientists selected to speak at the IUFoST World Food Congresses, chosen for exemplifying the best in young science from among nominations by IUFoST Adhering Bodies and members worldwide. 

Early Career Scientist Section Inaugural Committee:

Azad Emin (co-chair), Germany

Brunna Boaventura (co-chair), Brazil

George Ooko Abong, Kenya

Anet Jambrak, Croatia

Yeting Liu, Singapore

Alexander Mathys, Switzerland

Lydia Ong, Australia

Food Fraud Symposium Proposes Alliance of Thought Leaders and Follow-up Meeting 

Regulators and experts from academia, government and industry from around the world embraced the development of an alliance of thought leaders and the proposal of a second Rendez-Vous meeting to address the challenges associated with global food fraud following two-days of high-level presentations and panels at the Towards Global Prevention and Mitigation of Food Fraud Symposium (Quebec City, Canada, April 4-5). The symposium highlighted the varied aspects of food fraud and the related negative impacts along food supply chains and on consumer confidence. Expert speakers and panelists from many disciplines presented the latest developments in food fraud detection, prevention, mitigation and management.

View the programme topics covered and presenters/panelists here.

Delia Rodriguez-Amaya – Professor Emeritus 

The title of Professor Emeritus was conferred on Delia Rodriguez-Amaya, past-president of IAFoST, by the Rector of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) during a ceremony on April 6. Dr. Amaya-Rodriguez becomes the second Professor Emeritus in the 50-year history of the UNICAMP Faculty of Food Engineering.

Upcoming Events 


April 23-28 – 5th Anniversary international conference, Sustainable Postharvest and Food Technologies – INOPTEP 2017, Vrsac, Serbia. Learn more here.


May 4 – Arab Taskforce on Food Safety, Amman, Jordan. IUFoST has been invited to present findings of the World Bank commissioned Global Food Safety Curricula Initiative to the members of this Task Force on Food Safety, the Department of Economic Integration at the League of Arab States, and the SAFE/UNIDO project. A regional consultation on the curricula will take place on May 3 in Amman.

May 8-12 – Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, Budapest, Hungary. Learn more here.

May 15-19 – FAO/WHO Coordinating Committee for Near East, Rome Italy. Learn more here.

May 21-24 – Science and Innovations in Grains: From Asia-Pacific to the World, Xiamen,China.

Learn more here. 

May 22-24 – SOCHITAL Congress, Santiago, Chile. Learn more here.


June 6-15 – Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA), Rome, Italy. Learn more here.

June 8-13 – IUFoST Global Food Safety Curricula Regional Consultation, Bangkok, Thailand.

June 14-17 – PROPAK ASIA 2017, Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more here.

June 15-17 – Food Innovation Asian Conference 2017: Innovative Food Science and Technology for Mankind – Empowering Research for Health and Aging Society – FOSTAT, Bangkok, Thailand. Learn more here.

June 20 – 22 – Global Soil Partnership – Plenary Assembly, Rome, Italy. Learn more here. 

June 20-22 – Hi China, Fi Asia-China, SNIEC, Shanghai, China. Learn more here.

June 25-28 – Institute of Food Technologists Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Learn more here.

June 25-29 – Fourth International Congress on Cocoa Coffee and Tea 2017, Turin, Italy. Learn more here.

World Food Congress  – Please note

DATE MOVED to October 23-27, 2018  

IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Mumbai, India   

The dates for the 2018 World Food Congress have moved. Pre-Congress Working Group and Workshops and associated Adhering Body events are scheduled for October 23, with Congress opening ceremonies taking place on October 24. The Congress ends with the IUFoST General Assembly on October 27. Plans for the programme are well underway and details will be provided as they progress. 


News Brief Submissions

IUFoST Adhering Body Members, Fellows and Associates are invited to send events and activities to be considered for inclusion in the IUFoST News Brief before the 10th of each month to secretariat@iufost.org, Subject: News Brief.