ISC President Peter Gluckman to attend congress; About Pulses; Special congress sessions and Members News

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Included In this issue:

  • New Zealand’s former Chief Science Advisor and new President of the International Science Council (ISC) will address IUFoST at the World Congress in Singapore
  • Celebrating pulses and their importance to our diets: latest IUFoST blog in ISC
  • Under-graduate programme recognitions to IUFoST global standards continue; successful institutes to be recognised at the World Congress in Singapore
  • Members News

IUFoST WELCOMES DR. PETER GLUCKMAN TO THE 21st WORLD CONGRESS OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN SINGAPORE

IUFoST is honoured that Dr. Peter Gluckman, New Zealand’s former chief science advisor and new President of the International Science Council has accepted our invitation to participate in the World Congress.  He will speak to delegates on challenges and opportunities facing global science during the congress week.  More details will follow.

CELEBRATING PULSES, THEIR HISTORY AND FUTURE FOR GOOD HEALTH

IUFoST’s latest blog for the ISC looks at Pulses, their traditional uses, and new consumers as their many advantages both for the environment and for a healthy diet are presented.  Most of the pulses have been multifunctional over many centuries.  Traditionally, they have assisted in enriching the soil while serving as nutritious food in the diet and with parts used as animal fodder.  The application of adaptable technologies for primary processing, and other innovations have helped to make them more accessible globally. The message of their nutritional value in a healthy diet for providing quality protein, minerals, and fibre together with their important role in modulating gut health and microbiota is spreading fast.  On the occasion of World Pulses Day, Dr. V. Prakash has talked about these aspects  in the blog: https://council.science/current/blog/world-pulses-day-2022/

CURRICULA RECOGNITION AND APPROVAL FROM IUFoST

The curricula from the International Standard in Food Science and Technology and related subjects is available.  Institutes wishing to be considered may complete the application process through the Programme Assessment/Renewal link here.  The successful institutes will be recognised  on the global stage at the World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Singapore.  https://iufost.org/webform/program-assessmentrenewal-form

 

MORE CONGRESS NEWS

The International Society of Food Engineering (ISFE) and European Society of Food Engineering (check title) are collaborating to bring key scientific sessions to the Congress.  These organizations are joined by the International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF), IFANS – the Society of Nanoscale…(check title).., and proposed sessions on Food Safety Culture, Early Career Scientist and Young Scientist forums, Education sessions and many others.  Stay tuned and in the meantime, your abstracts are welcome, and we encourage you to enter the competitions that are all now open.

MESSAGES TO MEMBERS AND COLLEAGUES OF IUFoST and IAFoST

IUFoST Auditors have released the results of the recent General Assembly ballot regarding Approval of IUFoST By-Law Amendments, Statutes updates and College of Early Career Scientists Guidelines and operations.  The official Result was 96% of IUFoST Delegates voted in favour of the proposed changes.  

The relevant documents, pre-approved by the IUFoST lawyers, now will be relayed to the Canadian Government.  (This report was already distributed to each GA member.)

  • The  next IUFoST Interim Report (issued every six months) will be made available to the General Assembly by end of February 2022.
  • A Forum for IUFoST Members and invited colleagues will be held during the last week of March, (date to be determined based on international schedules) to continue the SDG planning and actions begun in October 2021.  Members are invited to discuss national actions and demonstrate individual innovations and progress towards  achieving the goals of SDGs.

EVENTS

Global Food Regulatory Science Society, (GFORSS)* Food Safety Capacity Building Webinars, 22 and 24 February 2022. 1st Event, Food Contact Materials – International Regulatory Framework,  and 2nd Event, Food Contact Materials Recycling – Regulations and Guidance. Programme details are available here https://www.iufost.org/sites/default/files/FCM02.22_%20E-Invitation_0.pdf  Registration link for Event 1:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lN2FftePTZub5spoMchFbg and the  Registration link for Event 2 : https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_m1vZOl5tRxCdmCGKwAcUUg   

Technical Dialogue 2022, The Future of Food Laboratory Testing in the Arab Region, Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) – Dubai Municipality, initiative by GFORSS,  23 February 2022, 12 noon to 4 p.m. Dubai time. To register: www.gforss.org/event/

COVID-19 in Traditional Markets – Evidence of Consumer and Vendor Resilience During a Global Pandemic, Webinar presented by EatSafe/GAIN, Tuesday, 1 March, 2-3 p.m CET/8-9 a.m. EST. To register: https://gainhealth.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TZ7mHcTsT5eZDMylJEdWHQ

Applying Food Science to an understanding of COVID-19 human defense Functions, Scientific Roundtable Discussion presented by the Academy Executive Council, IAFoST and IUFoST, Wednesday, 16 March 08.00- 09.30 Toronto/New York, 14.00 – 15.30 European Central Time, 22.00 Korea.  Registration link here.

Food Innovation Asia Conference 2022. 16 - 18 June 2022. Theme: Innovative and Sustainable Development of Functional Ingredients and Materials: Benefits, Concerns and Challenges in Human Health and Well-Being. For information: https://www.fiac-thailand.com/Home/Home.aspx

20th ICC (International Association for Cereal Science and Technology) Conference 2022.  Future Challenges for Cereal Science and Technology. New dates 5 - 7 July 2022Website:  https://www.icc-conference.com/

21st World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Singapore. 31 October to 3 November 2022. For abstracts, competitions and to register – click here for congress site.