1st World Congress Food Safety and Security, 24-28 March 2019, Leiden, The Netherlands

Addressing the vital role of modern science in food legislation and regulation

It is with great pleasure that the Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) invites you to attend the 1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security, 24 - 28 March 2019, in Leiden, The Netherlands.

It brings together leading scientists, researchers and research scholars from academia and industry, decision makers from international organisations, and the public from across the globe to advance the conversation about the vital role of modern science in food legislation and regulation.

One of the major problems in food safety and security regulation is that many existing laws, rules and guidelines are originated from decades-old data and methods, several of which are not even relevant to human exposure. The 1st GHI World Congress is to generate a platform to present and implement the most suitable assays for food safety and security assessment within different fields — from chemistry and microbiology, to genetic toxicology and genomics — throughout entire processes, from farm to fork.

The outcomes of the Congress can pave the way toward more accurate detection of human risk to dietary components and thus, improve human health status. The intention is to produce a declaration that is agreed by all participants which calls for and establishes a target to change regulations within a specified time based on available knowledge.

The 1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security will address the following topics:

- Microbiological studies for food safety
- Genetic toxicology
- Genomics
- GM foods
- Roles of chemical analyses in food safety
- Nanotechnology
- Food borne diseases
- Factory design and food safety
- Modelling for food safety assessment
- Food science, education and communication
- Ethics in the food chain
- Global food safety hazardous incidences (real and false alerts)
- Updated and modified tests and guidelines for food safety assessment

General abstract submission will be open from 1 September 2018 until 15 January 2019. The Scientific Committee welcomes submission for oral and poster presentations.

On behalf of the GHI membership and organising committee, we hope you will join us in March 2019 for this unique and transformative scientific programme

Dr. h.c. Huub Lelieveld, President, Global Harmonization Initiative
Dr. Firouz Darroudi, Chair Scientific Committee, Global Harmonization Initiative

For more information and registration please follow the link.

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