FSANZ attends the 43rd Annual AIFST Convention
FSANZ staff attended the 43rd Annual Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology Incorporated (AIFST) Convention, held at the Sebel Albert Park in Melbourne from 25-28 July 2010. The theme of this year’s Convention was ‘Body, Mind, Passion’, which summarises all aspects of the food science and technology profession.
The purpose of the AIFST convention is to provide a forum for representatives from academia, industry, government agencies and laboratories to come together to exchange knowledge and ideas, to keep abreast of developments in research, food processing techniques and applications and the current trends in the food industry.
A variety of topics were covered over the course of the convention, including regulation for a safer food supply, emerging trends in food microbiology and protecting the integrity of the Australian food supply chain to name a few.
Overall, the convention was successful in providing a comprehensive overview of the current state of the food industry as well as looking towards the future. It also provided a valuable opportunity for FSANZ representatives to liaise with academia, industry, analytical laboratories and other government agencies.