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Courtesy of South China Morning Post

Introduction – Volume 18: Food Safety



This volume of The World of Food Science features several articles on food safety that have been a feature of IUFoST activities in recent years, and especially in its links with China, including:

  • articles by Judith Meech on IUFoST’s role in global food science and its links with the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology;
  • an update by Martin Cole, Leon Gorris and Xiumei Liu on food safety management and its progress in China, and Herbert Stone also discusses food safety challenges in China;
  • Patrick Wall discusses food safety issues in Europe; and
  • Vishweshwaraiah Prakash comments on the food safety chain.


Other features of Volume 18 include:

  • Focus paper: Summary of the latest IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin by Gerald Moy on Whistleblowers and the Food Industry;
  • Association News: a report by Delia Rodriguez-Amaya of the recent Fi-Vietnam meeting in Ho Chi Minh City;
  • Awards and Competitions: Lifetime Achievement and Young Scientist Awards 2015; and student competitions for Congress 18;
  • Education: a call to students re GFSCI; and Distance Programme students receive certificates;
  • Food Security Update: notice of a report from FAO on food losses and waste in the context of sustainable food systems; and the World Food Prize recipient for 2015;
  • Food Scientists in the News: stories on recent awards to Academy Fellows Paul Singh, Delia Rodriguez-Amaya and Ted Labuza, and a book co-authored by Cherl-Ho Lee;
  • International Regulatory Update: a report by John Lupien on the 47th meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives; and a report by Gerald Moy on 38th Session of The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC);
  • Young Scientists: African Young Scientists Network, and nominations requested for young scientists to address Congess18;
  • Food Science 101: three more short articles on food science issues by Don Mercer;
  • Student Activities: a look at the winners of the VAFoST Young Achievers Safe Food Competition; and
  • Calendar of Events: some links to future meetings of relevance to food science and technology.


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IUFoST Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB)



John Spink, PhD
Food Fraud – and the focus on prevention – is an important and evolving food industry focus. Even though the vast majority of these incidents do not have a health hazard in some ways they are more dangerous because the substances and actions are unknown and untraceable.  The types of food fraud stretch the traditional role of food science and technology to include criminology, supply chain traceability and other control systems. The food authenticity and integrity testing will be the most complex actions and their value should be assessed in terms of the contribution to prevention. This Scientific Information Bulletin (SIB) presents an introduction, review of incidents, the fundamentals of prevention which then provide insight on the optimal role of Food Science and Technology.
See IUFoST SIBS below for the complete Food Fraud Prevention Scientific Information Bulletin.






Congratulations Prof. Dr. Purwiyatno Hariyadi

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Puwiyatno Hariyadi who has been elected to the position of Vice-Chair of the  CODEX Alimentarius Commission.

Dr. Hariyadi is a Fellow of the International Academy of Food Science and Technology (IAFoST) and Senior scientist, SEAFAST Center; Professor, Dept. Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia.

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