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Convention on food future

‘Our Food Our Future’ is the theme for of a four day program at the 41st annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) Convention, 21 to 24 July 2008 at the Sydney Exhibition and Convention Centre, Darling Harbour.

The AIFST Convention encompasses the latest information and topics of interest to food and packaging manufacturers and their suppliers, service industries such as hospitality, primary industry representatives and food marketers.

The most recent developments in bio degradable packaging and the science of plastics and food technology will be presented with an interactive workshop focusing on the requirements of food product labeling.

Respected international speakers presenting at the Convention include Frank Yiannas, manager of Walt Disney World’s Food Safety and Health Department; and John Flores, President of the Institute of Food Technologists. Both will focus on the role of education and training in the food industry.

Each day a different aspect of the food industry, including regulatory issues, business development and the future of food, will be held under the microscope.

Delegates can choose from more than 50 talks in a series of concurrent sessions on areas like sustainability, ‘from concept to commercialisation’, supply chain directions, food packaging, food technology and chefs (culinology), and agricultural options in the face of climate change.

The much-awaited Cook Chill for Food Services and Manufacturing book, an essential manual for anyone involved in the manufacture and preparation of cook chill foods, will be launched.

Also on the program are the coveted AIFST Awards, workshops and opportunities to network. Additionally, attendees can visit the industry trade fair foodpro 2008, held at the same venue.

AIFST was established in 1967 to represent individuals involved in the Australian food and allied industries. Committed to building professional standing in the sector, AIFST has developed a strong reputation for facilitating networking, communication and education in the food industry.

For further information or to register for the AIFST Convention, visit www.aifst.asn.au/annualconvention

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