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
Every year EFFoST organizes this prestigious international food science and technology conference, an important scientific event that brings together world-renowned researchers, scientists, policy makers, professionals and students from multidisciplinary food-related fields to share the latest developments, meet old friends and form new partnerships. See here for details of our previous conferences.
The 32nd EFFoST International Conference will be held in Nantes, France from 6-8 November 2018 under the theme: Developing innovative food structures and functionalities through process and reformulation to satisfy consumer needs and expectations.
When foods are pushed by objectives such as the clean label trend, vegan foods, ‘free from’ foods (gluten, lactose etc.), reduction of salt, sugar, lipids, and therefore when reformulation means less ingredients, food processing appears very often as the ultimate means to keep food safe, good and with adapted shelf life. In addition, consumers and industry expect sustainable solutions with reduced environmental footprint.
All steps of food production are important: ingredients sourcing, assembly and process of transformation, packaging, cold chain etc. The industry is stretched between new sourcing, which is sometimes unsustainable and local sourcing, which has limitations. Minimal processing to keep the nutrition values of raw ingredients is often expected by consumers but again has limitations. Lastly, education and communication are of ultimate importance to achieve a trustable link between consumers and industry; this encompasses the development of the factory of tomorrow that must be as transparent as possible to the public.
The 32nd EFFoST International Conference will gather food scientists and food industry experts to debate these general issues and the recent trends in food science and food processing. The conference will also help re-establish trust and mutual understanding between industry and consumers for the benefit of both parties and for the wellbeing and health of the European consumers.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 27 April 2018
Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission system.
- 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
More information coming soon.
- Prof. Alain Le Bail, ONIRIS-GEPEA/CNRS 6144 France
SFR IBSM 4202 - INRA/BIA – CNRS/GEPEA