Recommended Global Agri, Food & Aqua Conferences
Food Safety Meet 2019
Track 1: Food Microbiology
Food microbiology studies the role of microorganisms in foods. It includes aspects of microbic ecology in food further as the use of microorganisms for the production of ingredients and foods. Moreover, some microorganisms represent a significant challenge for public health because of their ability to cause diseases. Food preservation targets at inactivating and controlling the growth of pathogenic microorganisms, guaranteeing shelf-stable and healthy foods. Thus, continuous efforts between food industries, governments, and society have been made to enhance statistical sampling tools and microbiological ways in order to know the mechanisms that have an effect on the fate of microorganisms in foods.
Track 2: Food Chemistry
The interactions and chemical process between the biological and non-biological components of food is known as food chemistry. Some of the biological components include meat, poultry, brewage and milk. It includes carbohydrates, lipids, Enzymes, and proteins, food additives, flavors, and colors in biochemistry. A specialized section of food technology involved with an understanding of the fundamental changes of composition and also the physical condition of foodstuffs which can occur during and subsequent to industrial processing. This discipline additionally encompasses how products change under certain food processing techniques and ways either to boost or to forestall them from happening.
Track 3: Food Processing & Technology
Food processing is a series of unit operations to convert unprocessed food-to-foodstuffs with a prolonged period of time and enable storage that abolishes or reduces time or effort spent in culinary procedures for enhanced consumption. The principle of food processing within the majority of developing countries helps to change taste, aroma, and texture to enhance shelf life and aesthetic properties and to enhance the nutritional worth of foods. High-quality foods in greatest demand also are extremely perishable foods. Fortunately, most perishable foods are often preserved by the judicious use of present technology.
Track 4: Dairy Technology & Safety
Dairy technology study involves processing, storage, packaging, distribution and transportation of dairy products by implying the science of bacteriology, nutrition and biochemistry. Milk and dairy product still raise concerns with regard to contamination with mycotoxins, most of which have a possible or confirmed carcinogenic status. Such concerns are more serious for certain cheeses because of their frequent contamination with high concentrations of mycotoxins from varied sources, including the milk used as a raw material and molds found as contaminants or purposely added for ripening. Different control measures are suggested to forestall the formation or to remove mycotoxins in dairy products once formed therein. However, these strategies either offer an insufficient degree of protection or are heavy to implement.
Track 5: Food Toxicology
Foods contain a myriad of various chemicals – natural substances, additives, and contaminants. Food toxicology is the science that sets the limits of safety for exposure to chemicals in foods. With foods, issues arise concerning those chemicals which may be hazardous once eaten in doses that might exist in foods.
Track 6: Food Allergies and Intolerance
Adverse reactions to foods, aside from those considered harmful, are caused by a selected individual intolerance towards commonly tolerated foods. Intolerance derived from an immunological mechanism is mentioned as food allergy, the non-immunological form is termed Food Intolerance. IgE-mediated food allergy is the most typical and dangerous form of adverse food reaction. Food allergy is well recognized in clinical medicine as a reason behind acute attacks of asthma, urticaria, and angioedema and as a contributing factor in some cases of eczema and rhinitis.
Track 7: Genetically Modified Foods
The modern food economy evolves towards a model with a growing share of genetically modified (GM) food in the market. The traceability of GM organisms (GMOs) is ensured through the use of strategies and regulations based on molecular detection methods. The term “genetic modified organisms (GMO)” has become a controversial topic as its benefits for both food producers and consumers are companied by potential biomedical risks and environmental side effects. Increasing concerns from the public regarding GMO, significantly in the form of genetic modified (GM) foods, are aimed at the short- and long-lasting health issues that may result from this advanced biotechnology.
Track 8: Novel Food Packaging Technologies
Novel food packaging technologies are developed to protect fresh and mildly-processed food against spoilage factors including microbiological, oxidation, moisture changes, and aromatic related factors. Novel food packaging technologies arose as results of consumer’s need for convenient, ready to eat, tasty and mild processed food products with extended shelf life and maintained quality. The novel food packaging technologies besides the basic function of containment increase the margin of food quality and safety. The novel food packagings techniques thus facilitate in fulfilling the demands throughout the food supply chain by gearing up toward persons own lifestyle.
Track 9: Food Borne Diseases and Prevention
A food-borne infectious disease is a quite common health problem that currently affects millions around the world. The burden of diseases caused by these food-borne pathogens remains mostly unknown. Concern over pathogenic and spoilage microorganisms in foods is increasing because of the increase in outbreaks of food-borne diseases (FBDs). The majority of food-borne diseases have either a bacterial or viral etiology. Preventive aspects are geared toward holding food (including liquid and alternative enteral feeds) at the proper temperature, storing food in a hygienic manner and preventing cross contamination. Foodborne diseases are often caused by biological, chemical or physical hazards.
Track 10: Seafood Conservation
The globalization of trade in seafood has created several challenges for the developing world specifically with respect to food safety and quality. Detection, identification, and monitoring of pathogens in food are important in achieving food safety goals. Rapid detection techniques enable outcome of fast and reliable results particularly with expansion in the global trade requiring rapid transport over long distances. Ready-to-eat seafood is one of the most necessary vehicles of foodborne illness in high-income countries, in large part because of a preference for minimally processed and natural foods. The safety of ready-to-eat seafood is majorly determined after fishing/harvesting by conditions imposed throughout handling, processing, distribution, and storage, which might create outgrowth of pathogenic bacteria or toxin formation possible.
Track 11: Food Safety and Quality
Food Safety refers to handling, preparing and storing food in an exceedingly way to best scale back the chance of individuals becoming sick from foodborne diseases. Food safety is a global concern that covers a variety of various areas of everyday life. The principles of food safety aim to forestall food from becoming contaminated and causing food poisoning. Food Quality confirms all the safety, nutritional quality and acceptability of the delivered foods as well as food acceptability by customers. Safely keeping of food will maintain the utilizing quality of it.
Track 12: Food Waste Management
There is growing evidence that a major share of global food is thrown away, with concomitant detrimental repercussions for sustainability. Reducing food waste is a key sustainability challenge for the food industry. Food wastes are often an environmental and economic downside if not managed properly but it will meet various demands of a country if it is considered as a resource. Global levels of food waste are attracting growing concern and need immediate action to mitigate their negative ecological and socio-economic ramifications. In the developed countries, 20-40% of food waste is generated at the manufacturing stage of supply chains and is usually managed in non-optimised ways resulting in extra environmental impacts.
Track 13: Food Safety Laws and Regulations
From earliest times food has been significantly vulnerable to exploitation, and there's an extended history of food legislation with the aim of preventing consumers being either cheated or poisoned. Measures for the protection of the consumer against the adulteration of food and drink were among the earliest examples of social legislation. Despite the unquestioned improvement in food purity and in marketing practices caused by this legislation consumers are more and more uneasy about the security and quality of the modern food supply. Important elements of Food Safety include general principles of food law, food hygiene and Genetically Modified Organisms labeling. Proposes to update and extend legislative controls to ensure the safety of animal feed were also included in food safety regulations.
Track 14: Food Hazards and HACCP
Track 15: Food Safety in Retail Foods
Food safety in retail foodservice to a greater extent is substantial to consumers. Cross-contamination of foodborne pathogens within the retail environment may be a vital public health issue causative to an exaggerated risk for the foodborne health problem. Ready-to-eat (RTE) processed foods similar to store meats, cheese, and in some cases, recent manufacture, are concerned in foodborne illness outbreaks because of contamination with pathogens like listeria. With relevance to Listeria monocytogenes, deli slicers are usually the main source of cross-contamination. GFSI was established to make sure confidence within the delivery of safer food to customers, whereas continued to enhance food safety throughout the supply chain.
Track 16: Food Safety Surveillance System
The surveillance systems have a twin purpose. Initial is to notice, control and stop foodborne disease outbreaks. Most of the countries have such surveillance and response systems in place; however, the effectiveness and coverage of these systems vary from country to country. Many of us define such foodborne disease outbreak investigations, together with their detection and control through food safety mechanisms and discuss the food safety response as well as the importance of developing emergency response plans for food safety. The second is to tell long-term problems, like distinguishing priorities and developing a policy for the control and prevention of foodborne illness; estimating the burden of foodborne diseases and monitoring trends, and evaluating foodborne disease prevention and control methods. However, only a number of countries have surveillance systems in place that may meet these objectives, severely impacting the potency of their food control systems.
Track 17: Food Authenticity & Sustainability
As a consequence of a series of food incidents and scandals that have taken place within the extended and more recent past, there's a growing concern that food chains must become additionally sustainable to regain and retain consumer trust. Sustainability as a construct is frequently evolving especially wherever the scope of mandatory and voluntary requirements changes and realigns. Food authenticity symbolizes a great challenge for quality control assessment. A great attention is paid by customers, food industries, and authorities. Many studies target this subject not only to forestall food frauds but also to protect customers from risks from undeclared ingredients or incorrect labeling.
Track 18: Pediatric & Women Nutrition
Paediatric Nutrition is defined as the upkeep of a well-balanced diet consisting of the essential nutrients and also the adequate caloric consumption that is needed to trigger evolution and withstand the physiological necessity at the different phases of a child's growth. It conjointly includes nutritional necessities in infants & children and numerous caring practices. Many of the health issues of women at different life stages are affected by nutrition. Diet is one lifestyle factor that is amenable to change. Health practitioners have a significant role to play in helping women to adopt a healthier diet.
Food safety is a subject describing handling, preparation, and storage of food in ways which forestall food-borne un healthiness. The incidence of two or more cases of an identical sicknesses resulting from the ingestion of a typical food is known as a Food-borne disease outbreak. This includes variety of routines that ought to be followed to avoid potential health hazards. During this approach food safety usually overlaps with food defence to forestall damage to consumers. The tracks within this line of thought are safety between industry and the market and then between the market and the client.
Importance & Scope:
Abu Dhabi is the wealthiest emirate of the UAE in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and per capita income. More than $1 trillion is invested worldwide in this city alone. In 2010, the GDP per capita also reached $49,600, which ranks ninth in the world after Qatar, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg and many others.
As per the Health Authority Abu Dhabi (Head), around 1,800 medical nurses should be enrolled yearly crosswise over Abu Dhabi to stay aware of the developing interest. It is likewise evaluated that by 2019 an extra 6,500 attendants will be required.
Food Safety and Health 2018 will comprise leading keynote speakers, session speakers, poster presenters who will be presenting their research different topics related to Food safety and health aspects.
- University of Valencia, Spain
- University of Helsinki, Finland
- University of Vienna, Austria
- Stockholm University, Sweden
- Queens University, Ireland
- University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- University of Bergen, Norway
- York University, UK
- University of Glasgow, Scotland
- University of Bern, Switzerland
- Uppsala University, Sweden
- University of Dundee, Scotland
- University of Hull, UK
- University of Cambridge, UK
- University of Southampton, UK
- University of Sunderland, UK
- University of Oxford, UK
- Aarhus University, Denmark
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Food Safety Associated Universities in Middle East :
- Damascus University, Syria
- Tel Aviv University, Israel
- Lebanese International University, Lebanon
- Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul
- Cyprus University of Technology
- Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Iran
- Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran
Food Safety Associated Universities in UAE:
- Canadian University of Dubai, Dubai
- United Arab Emirates University, UAE
- BITS Pilani, Dubai
- Amity University, Dubai
- International centre for Training and Development
- Manipal University Dubai
Figure 2: list of Universities
Companies Associated with food Industries:
- National Food products company
- United foods PSC
- SOLICO Food industries
- Global food industries
- Federal foods LLC
- Sunlmpex Biz
- Emirates Industrial & Trading Co Ltd
- Dabur International Ltd
- UB Gulf FZE
- Windsor Foodstuff Factory Ltd
- National Food Industries LLC (NFI)
- Yakult Honsha Co., LTD
- Food Safety Consultants in Dubai
- MRS International Food Consultants
- GHP Group of Companies
- GHP Food Testing & Calibration Lab
- Bright Well quality Consultants
- Apex Food Consultants
- Al Safa Consultancy and Hospitality Services
- Sanbook Quality Consultancy
- Food Control Department of Dubai Municipality
Food Safety Software:
- Safefood 360°
- Food Safety Management Software –EtQ
- SafetyChain Software
- N2N Global
- N2N Global
Top Independent Commercial Food Safety Labs:
- NSF International
- AGES - Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety
- Galbraith Laboratories Inc.
- LRQA Limited
Companies Associated with Food Safety:
- Hygiene Expert
- Food Standards Agency
- European Safety Bureau
- MAS Environmental
- SAI Global
- LGC Standards
- A-Zone Technologies Ltd
- Waters Corporation
- Microbac Ltd
- Modern Water - Monitoring Division
- RVSL Certifications Ltd.
- Bibby Scientific
- Environmental Scientifics Group
- Aura Sustainability
- Radiant Industrial Solutions, Inc.
Related Societies & Associations
- Good Food Society, UK
- The Food society, USA
- French Broad Preservation Association, France
- Slow Food, Italy
- ISEKI-Food Association, Europe
- IUFoST International Union of Food Science and Technology, Europe
- National Association of Specialty Food, USA
- Japan Society of Nutrition and Food Science, Japan
- The Australian Institute of Food Science Technology, Australia
- Asian Food Safety and Security Association, Bangladesh
- Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI),India
- State Food and Drug Administration of China, China
- Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority, UAE
- Egyptian Food Safety Information Centre (EFSIC), Egypt
- The Arab Centre for Nutrition, BAHRAIN
- Health & Safety Society
- Qatar Foundation (QF) Food and Nutrition Services, Qatar
- Saudi Food and Drug Authority, Saudi Arabia
- Middle East Gases Association
Figure 3: Associations & Societies
Projections: Growth by next 5-10 years:
The food safety market was valued at USD 12.01 Billion in 2016. It's projected to grow at a powerful CAGR of 7.60% from 2017, to achieve 18.54 Billion by 2022. The global food safety testing market is expanding with considerable growth potential over the next five years. The global food safety testing market is increasing with appreciable growth potential over the succeeding 5 years. The expansion of this market is attributed to international rise in foodborne outbreaks, advancements in testing technologies, globalisation of food supply, and rigorous international food safety laws. The key players within the international food safety market are expected to concentrate upon additional attention from the customers by keeping a detailed eye on the quickly altering patterns of testing, enhancing their product at a similar time therefore as to provide precise tests. Establishing a robust brand is also projected to help these market players to sustain their consumer base.
Figure 4: Food Safety market
Europe: Society of Food Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT), Norwegian Food Safety Authority, European Food Safety Authority, UK Food Associations, Safe Foods, Microbiological Safety of Food Funders Group, Federal Ministry of Food Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Food Standards Agency, Food and Rural Affairs
Asia: Chinese American Food Society, Asia Pacific American Food Society, Nutrition Society of Malaysia, Food Society, Asia Pacific American Food Society, The Thai Packaging Association, Taiwan Frozen Food Processor Association, Food Safety South East Asia World Health Organization, Food Technology Asia, Singapore Food Manufacturing Association, Michigan Food Processors Association, Midwest Food Processors Association (MWFPA), Chinese American Food Society, Agricultural and Food Marketing Association, , United Arab Emirates Association for Food Protection
Past Conference Report
Food Safety Meet 2018
Thank you for attending Food Safety Meet 2018!
Another Food Safety Conference has been viably completed - and we should offer significant thanks to the members, and the Organizing Committee, Ad-Sponsors and Media accessories and others that made this International Conference on Food Safety and Health with the Theme: "Accentuating Current and Emerging Food Safety Issues " a productive social event.
We assume that you procured the kind of drive particular information in the field of Food Safety and Health that you were searching for, and that your part in the field has been enhanced by methods for your advantage. We assume that you could share in each one of the sessions and endeavour the goliath degrees of progress in Food Safety that specialists are working with.
The meeting secured different sessions, in which the talks incorporated the logical tracks:
- Food Allergies and Intolerance
- Food Safety in Retail Foods
- Microbiological and Chemical Aspects of Food Safety
- Applied Nutrition
- Food Preservation and Quality Standard
- Pediatric Nutrition
- Food Borne Diseases and Prevention
The Keynote presentations were given by:
- M. Miqdady| Sheikh Khalifa Medical City| UAE
- Senthil Kumar| College of Applied Sciences | Sultanate of Oman
Bookmark your dates: We want to see you at our “2nd International Conference on Food Safety and Health” during February 18-19, 2019 at Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Food Safety Meet 2018
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