SAAFoST 2017

Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will highlight the latest scientific advances in food science and technology, also showcasing the commercial applicability and marketing aspects of food, under the Congress theme: "A hunger for change: innovations, solutions and emerging technologies."

The scientific programme will strive to address global food science and technology issues in the following topics in the plenary sessions, parallel sessions, poster sessions, specialist symposia, workshops and sessions with commercial appeal:


  1. Food, Nutrition, Diet & Health
  2. Global and Regional Consumer Trends
  3. Food Myths, Media Hype and Pseudoscience
  4. Food Information (incl. Labelling and Regulations),
    Consumer Education and Marketing to Consumers
  5. Functional Foods
  6. Innovation and Product Development
  7. Sensory Science and Analysis
  8. Environmental Sustainability and Waste Management
  9. Novel and Alternative Proteins
  10. Food and Nutrition Security
  11. Genetically Modified Foods
  12. Agricultural Production and Food Systems
  13. Traditional Foods
  14. Food Safety
  15. Food Microbiology
  16. Food Chemistry
  17. Food Analysis
  18. Food Engineering
  19. Food Processing and Novel Technologies
  20. Food Packaging
  21. Food Fraud and Traceability
  22. Food Ingredients, Additives, Colourants and Flavours
  23. Others
Confirmed Speakers!

Dennis Dimick

Brendan Niemira

Alexander Mathys

Dr Michele Perchonok