Pre - IUFoST Congress Mycotoxin management meeting
04 Aug 2012 00:00, Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention Center, Iguazu Falls, Brazil
Globally, communities are under severe food crisis. Developing countries are struggling to simultaneously increase production and meet international quality standards for food safety. When food is scarce, all food is consumed albeit of poor or unsafe quality. Mycotoxins infect many staple food crops; when present these toxins can lead to severe health problems like stunting, cancer, and immune suppression. These toxins can persist along the entire food value chain.
IUFoST is facilitating bringing together scientists to discuss, analyze and create approaches, tools and methods for the management of Mycotoxins. Food scientist can play a critical role in creating safe food, reducing costs, and increasing food security.
Venue: Rafain Palace Hotel & Convention Center
Registration: No formal registration is required. Interested Delegates are, however, kindly requested to indicate their participation to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributions: Short contributions (max.4 min) to the individual sessions are welcome upon pre-registration (see above).
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (Industry Sponsored)
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION –
9:15 AM - 10:35 AM
Session – I: Overview - Mycotoxins and Food Security: Issues, Challenges, and Solutions
Suggested Topics – Global outlook; Health effects and implications; Regulatory issues – policy and implementation; Global Economic implications
11:00 AM - 12:15 AM
SESSION – II Production and Processing
Suggested Topics by commodity– Aflatoxin-resistant cultivars; production strategies/practices; postharvest strategies/practices
1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
SESSION – III Sampling and Analytics
Current Procedures (including rapid testing) and instrumentation for analytical testing; Sampling issues
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Summing-up and conclusions
From this 1-day event the following outcomes are proposed: 1. Formulation and identification of a network and founding members
2. A list of focus areas and goals for the network to work on (out of panel discussions)
3. Identify other potential participants to join the network
4. Produce and publish proceedings preferably also in an academic journey