AIFST Convention returns to Melbourne

“Creating the future of food — body, mind, passion” is the theme of the 43rd annual Australian Food Science & Technology (AIFST) Convention to be held from 25 to 26 July at the Sebel Albert Park, Melbourne.

The program includes international and local experts presenting information on food packaging, food marketers, sales and product managers; food technologists and engineers; food educationalists, nutritionists, retailers, management and those in other food-related positions.

Some topics that will be covered include, helping businesses become more sustainable in packaging and processing technology solutions, food safety regulations and food protection.

There will also be workshops running on 28 July that will provide information on sensory technology and running sensory panels; as well as food product development with a focus on process, from ideation and market research through to formulation, development and implementation in plant.

Other highlights include key advances in food engineering, emerging solutions in processing technology, process optimisation and efficiencies and case studies in innovation.

Registration details are available online, and early bird rates are offered for bookings received before 1 June 2010.

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