The 43rd annual AIFST Convention to be held this July

‘Creating the future of food — body, mind, passion’ is the theme of this year’s 43rd annual Australian Food Science & Technology (AIFST) Convention to be held on 25-27 July at the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne.

The program combines international and local experts presenting the latest information important to food technologists and engineers, sales and marketing, food educationalists, nutritionists, management and those in other food-related positions.

Hot topics include:

* Regulations —. Providing viewpoints from the regulator and industry experts in food safety and regulation. Speakers include Graeme Hodge (Monash Uni, Melbourne), Martin Cole (CSIRO Food & Nutritional Sciences), Anne Astin (Dairy Food Safety Victoria) and Pauline Ireland (Dept of Health, Melbourne).

* Sustainability — helping attendees to make vital adjustments to their businesses with sessions on packaging, processing technology solutions and specific sustainability solutions, including relevant, inspiring case studies.

* Food Protection — addressing the serious issue of anti-terrorism, making sure the food supply is secure and safe, planning for a pandemic. Hear from ASIO, federal government, essential services and food distribution.

From day one, there will be networking opportunities as Vic Cherikoff presents the competitive buyer advantage of Australian functional wild foods.

A panel of vocal ‘heavyweights’, with Norman Swan moderating, tackle ‘Obesity: are the government and food industry doing enough to downsize Australians waistlines?’

Workshops will also be running including informative sessions on sensory technology and running sensory panels; as well as food product development with a focus on process, from ideation and market research through to formulation, development and implementation in plant.

Registration details are available at www.aifst.com.au and earlybird rates are offered for bookings received before 1 June 2010.

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