Previous EFFoST Conferences

34th EFFoST International Conference
Bridging high-tech, food-tech and health: Consumer-oriented innovations
10-12 November 2020 | Online conference – live and on-demand 

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The 34th EFFoST International Conference will explore the theme: Bridging high-tech, food-tech and health: Consumer-oriented innovations. This is further examined in the below mentioned sub-themes that highlight the expertise of our conference host, Technion. 
Engineering consumer-oriented foods

  • Optimizing foods for health: processing, properties, digestibility and delivery 
  • Tackling food-consumer complexities: –omics analyses, food personalization and precise nutrition
  • Big data, IOT and modelling for a smarter food sector 
  • Food safety and novel food trends

Shaping the food chain sustainability

  • Optimizing resource use: rationalizing food fabrication and by-product valorisation
  • New and novel extraction/processing technologies for better foods 
  • Smart and sustainable food packaging and coatings 
  • Farm to fork sustainability assessments 

Enhancing the endurance, diversity and resilience of the food chain

  • Food traceability, authentication and consumer perceptions
  • Novel food sources and ingredients
  • Food palatability and pleasurability: rheology, sensory analysis and rationalized formulation
  • Education of consumers and/or food professionals 

 

33rd EFFoST International Conference
Sustainable Food Systems - Performing by Connecting
12-14 November 2019 | Rotterdam, the Netherlands

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Sub-theme: Oral processing, digestion and human performance

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  • Food Digestion, Microbiota: understanding by connecting in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Food for performance in sports
  • Food for healthy aging
  • New technology and food digestibility  

Sub-theme: Consumer trust, perception and engagement

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  • Food perception and Clean labelling
  • Traceability and authenticity
  • Personalised food and nutrition
  • Regulatory, food safety and security

Sub-theme: Circular food systems and beyond

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  • Quantification of resource use efficiency
  • System changes
  • New challenges for food science and technology
  • Mild processing

 

32nd EFFoST International Conference
Developing innovative food structures and functionalities through process
and reformulation to satisfy consumer needs and expectations
6-8 November 2018 | Nantes, France

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  • REFORMULATION and NEW SOURCINGS
    Salt, sugar, lipids reduction, plant proteins, insects, etc 
  • STRUCTURE and FUNCTION
    2D and 3D – Tomography
    Emulsions, Interfaces, foams, crystallisation, application in Dairy sector and others
  • INNOVATIVE CONVENTIONAL and NON THERMAL PROCESSES
    Thermal processes, Refrigeration, HPP, PEF, PLASMA etc 
  • ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
  • CEREAL PROCESSING and BAKING (SPECIAL SESSION WITH ICC
    (International Association for Cereal Science and Technology)
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY, BIOPROCESSES IN FOOD and NUTRITION
    Probiotics, prebiotics, Microbiota, fermented foods, new strategies
  • SAFETY, MICROBIOLOGY
    Food shelf life, innovative packaging, microbial stability
  • MODELLING, and PROCESS CONTROL
    Sensors, CFD modelling, etc
  • FOOD ORAL PROCESSING and SENSORY PERCEPTION
  • THE FUTURE of FOODS: Education, Consumers science and emerging expectations, the factory of the future

31st EFFoST International Conference
Food Science and Technology Challenges for the 21st Century - Research to Progress Society
13-17 November 2017 | Sitges, Spain

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  • Food safety and security
  • Food fraud
  • Waste reduction and sustainability
  • Advanced analytical techniques
  • Novel technologies for food processing

  • Functional foods
  • Nutrition and health
  • Gastronomy
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Open innovation & strategic alliances
  • Knowledge transfer management

30th EFFoST International Conference
Targeted Technologies for Sustainable Food Systems
28-30 November 2016 | Vienna, Austria

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  • Emerging agricultural concepts and use of new raw materials for sustainable food production
  • Water management and resource efficient food processing in the Danube region and beyond
  • Food safety - analysis, control and prevention of microbial and chemical contaminants in food
  • New paths for targeted food processing - design of new and re-evaluation of traditional techniques and ingredients
  • Non-thermal technologies and process combinations - analytic approaches and mechanistic insights
  • Food and health - food composition, structure design, digestion and ingredient bioavailability,gut microbiome
  • Sensor technology and quality monitoring during processing and storage
  • Modeling and simulation of food matrix properties and processing technologies
  • Food consumer science - sensory perception, emerging consumer needs and expectations
  • Microencapsulation for food applications - special topic endorsed by BRG
  • Food security and sustainability in the perspective of cereals and grains - special topic endorsed by ICC
  • Regulations and legislation for food safety, quality and innovation - special topic endorsed by GHI
  • Inspection and analysis of food (micro)structures - special topic endorsed by TomFood
  • New perspectives and novel insights on chemical composition of foods – special topic endorsed by EuCheMS

29th EFFoST International Conference
Food Science Research and Innovation: Delivering sustainable solutions to the global economy and society
10-12 November 2015 | Athens, Greece
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28th EFFoST International Conference: Innovations in attractive and sustainable food for health | 7th International Food Factory for the Future Conference
26-28 November 2014 | Uppsala, Sweden

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2013 EFFoST Annual Meeting
Bio-Based Technologies in the context of European food innovation system
13-14 November 2013 | Bologna, Italy

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EFFoST Conference Reports published in Trends in Food Science and Technology

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