Dr. V. Prakash

The 19th IUFoST WORLD CONGRESS is nearly 100 days' away ! The 19th International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) World Food Science and Technology Congress is being held in Mumbai during October 23-27, 2018 in CIDCO at Vashi in Mumbai is all set to go in about 100 days and is a great opportunity to mobilize the huge potential of Value addition to Food Chain for a high growth rate of food industry across the globe. The congress is moving swiftly and reach out on the various fronts:

The preparations are moving along briskly with full speed and is on schedule. Please see for details for further information the pages of the website hyperlink:

Update on Scientific Programs (
Update on Sessions and Chairs (
Update on Workshop (
Update on other matters such as Conference Hotel (4 Point Sheraton Five min walk from the Congress Venue) and other details.


The Congress is expected to have a large contingency of industry and academia leaders in the World of Food Science and Food Technology and Nutrition networking through special addresses linking the chain of five days of deliberations with nearly 250 Speakers confirmed in more than 66 Sessions and nearly 130 Chairs firmly backed up by a large number of Posters exceeding 700 received from Students and Young Faculty as well as Oral presentations by youngsters. There will also be pre-conference Workshops synergized in three major areas of Food Engineering, Food Safety and Food Science Communication (Please see Website). This is further decorated with Keynote Address by Prof. M. S. Swaminathan on the October 24, 2018 during the Inauguration of the Congress. Next day in the forenoon IAFoST Plenary talk of the Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Eric J. Windhab is worthy to note. The large number of Fellows of which IUFoST is very proud of will be participating in good numbers as confirmed by their Registration during the five days of meeting and discuss various issues for a career forward in this very important area of Food Science and Technology, through the key issues such as Capacity building, Food Safety, Value addition in the Food Chain,Prevention of Food Losses, Nutrition Enhancement and Functional Foods as basis for healthy foods in the market and more importantly traditional and ethnic foods playing a major role in various Session Tracks. Along with Poster Presentations an exhibition of leading industries is presented in a huge arena and the stalls are getting filled up quickly. With large number of visitors, participants and interactive sessions on hand it all goes to show tomorrow’s demand of value chain in Food and is also the focus ofthis World Congress. 


A large number of Countries have confirmed participation with delegations of both Business, Industries and Investors as well as Students and Scientists, Delegations are expected to participate to share what is in stock in this hot area from their Countries and Region. Also in the agenda is the latest Food Science, Food Technology and Food Engineering conceptsthrough Posters, Oral Presentations and Invited Speakers and Special Addresses in various Tracks to leverage the Focal theme of the Congress which is “25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods”. It is time for looking Big data crunching in the Congress and the Organizers have taken this opportunity and for an assured participation of experts in this subject area. This is the right opportunity to be in the Global Congress and this is one of the biggest opportunities for the small scale industries and medium scale industries to network B to B and B to C and since this is the first time that IUFoST Congress is in India in its long span of Congresses all around the world, perhaps academia and industry globally have to prime up to make this event showcase the Knowledge Food Science and Technology with all energy into it. Industries must participate in large numbers and at the same time sponsor events generously and promote themselves and support the Youngsters and Participants from lower per capita income countries. The event certainly will be a good destination for Investors and Financiers from many Companies globally who are taking active interest in Promoting Food Industry Startups and network.


Your mind must be already in India and as you come to the Congress with well planning ahead, you would experience the unique Incredible India and the expose of not only IUFoST Congress, but also the cultural heritage, the traditional knowledge and wisdom following 6000 years of documentation.For this unique experience you need to travel around India and therefore though this Congress will require full five days, please do keep an additional 5 days to touch and feel India more! One can experience India through the passion, the compassion and the fashion (perhaps Bollywood!) as well as the sculpture, topography, people, language and 3000 plus live traditional foods around the country ! This would be something that will take you beyond IUFoST Congress 2018. Any help you need on this please visit appropriate links in the Webpage. I am confident that you will enjoy this Congress for not only its excellent Science and Business and exceeding your expectation by adding Art, Culture &Cuisine and Friendship from all around the Globe !


Looking forward to see you in the Congress ! Have you not registered yet? Will you not be there ? Please make a point to be there even just as a delegate is my request to you as Chair of this Mega Event.  It is a great opportunity to meet people and interface with who is who in this World of Food Science and Technology and make it truly a Global Congress benefitting you.
See you at Mumbai during Oct 23-27, 2018 ! Mark your calendar and book your air tickets, Hotel accommodation, send your Payment and Register online and be there to enjoy the 5 days of thrill, fun, Food and Science !


Welcome to India and Mumbai for the 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology !



Chairman, 19th IUFoST World Congress of Food Science & Technology 2018, Mumbai, India

Former Director of CFTRI, Mysore, India &

Distinguished Scientist of CSIR, India


Message from President, IUFoST

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Knorr

"Dear Members of the IUFoST Community Greetings from Dietrich Knorr!
This has reference to the 19th World Congress of Food Science & Technology - IUFoST 2018 scheduled to be held during October 23-27 in Mumbai, India.

I am delighted to share with you that the IUFoST 2018 is shaping up well. The Scientific Program is already up on the website ( and I invite you to view the same. You will notice that the program consists of over 60 sessions & 5 Workshops covering a wide spectrum of topics. In addition, there are 36 special lectures by eminent personalities which is an exciting new feature.

The Congress' focal theme - "25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods" - will cover the latest advances in our understanding of food in all its manifestations like food safety, food security, regulations, innovations in food processing, hygienic design and engineering, frontier areas in food science and technology, novel food products, markets and consumer preferences and much more of the latest of cutting edge technologies in each sector.

So far, the Congress has received over 1300 Oral and Poster abstracts, while the last date of submission is April 30th! I urge you to encourage your members to register for the Congress and avail not only the early bird offer but also the deep discounted rates for the benefit of Students and Faculty.

I would like to draw your attention to the 4 competitions and look forward to many entries from your region. Please note that Congress organizers have offered most affordable USD 100 registration rate to 54 finalists.

Another highlight of the Congress will be the Exhibition and the concurrent B2B networking program. For the first time the Global Food Expo will witness large number of Booths from Corporate, Industry, SMEs, Research & Academic Institutes and Government Ministries showcasing various Products & Technologies. I would encourage your organization consider taking a booth and network with not only the delegates but over 10000 visitors who are expected at the Expo.

Needless to mention Welcome Reception, Gala Dinner, Competitions, post event Tours and host of other activities planned by Team India will deliver a unique experience to participating delegates.

Please get in touch with Dr.VishPrakash, Chairman of the Congress Organizing Committee for communication and queries ( and copy to (a) Ms. Gwyneth Alphonso, Conference Directorate ( and (b)
Looking forward to seeing you in Mumbai,"
With Best Regards

Prof. Dr. Dietrich Knorr

President, International Union of Food Science & Technology (IUFoST)

Message from Scientific Council Chairperson, IUFoST

Dr. Lucia Anelich

"Dear Friends of the Food Science and Technology Fraternity, It is my sincere pleasure to invite you to participate in one of the foremost international events, the 19th IUFoST World Congress for Food Science and Technology,2018. The 19th IUFoST World Congress is to be held in Mumbai, India from 23rd to 27th of October 2018 and will bring a new dimension to alleviating humanity's need for Food Security and Nutrition Security.Aligned with this is the focal theme of the event "25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods".

As chair of the Scientific Council of IUFoST, I am delighted to share that we are indeed fortunate to have with us Chairs of sessions from across the globe who are putting together in depth and extensive knowledge forums in the various aspects of Food Science and Technology.They have invited eminent speakers from the Food Science and Technology Fraternity to discuss and deliberate on Key Developments, New Technologies and our path towards 25 Billion Meals by the year 2025.
The 5 days of the Congress will be action-packed with Scientific Sessions, subject-focussed Workshops, an exciting Exhibition and Awards and Competitions for Young Scientists. Networking opportunities for you to meet friends and make new acquaintances will be available in abundance.

One of the strong mandates of IUFoST has always been to encourage Young Scientists and I invite you to encourage all Young Scientists in your region to send in their abstracts so that they may have an opportunity to present a Poster at this globally-represented event. The themes for the Posters are available on the website and the last date for application is 30th April 2018.
Do visit the website for more insights about the myriad of activities available. Be sure to spread the word to ensure that members of the fraternity as well as friends and colleagues from across the globe participate in this event.

The 19th IUFoST World Congress 2018 in India is offering competitive rates for registration. This will give young researchers and the rest of the scientific fraternity a wonderful opportunity to be a part of IUFoST and part of this World Congress. Join me in Mumbai, India and be part of the holistic journey towards achieving Food and Nutrition Security for humanity."

Dr Lucia Anelich ,Pr.Sci.Nat.

Chair of the Scientific Council of IUFoST (2016-2018)

Message from President, IAFoST

Prof. Ruth Oniang'o

6th February 2018

Message to ALL IAFoST Fellows from President of IAFoST

"I take this opportunity to wish you all a great 2018, the year of our 19th IUFoST Congress to be held in Mumbai India from 23 to 27 October. This promises to be a great Congress, where cutting edge scientific innovations and research will be share with free and rich interaction between seasoned and young scientists.

We promise a great Program by the Local Organizing Committee and plenty of cultural exposes and cuisine of India. As IAFoST, the reservoir of expertise and think tank for IUFoST , we promise you great sessions where you can listen , participate and network.You are most welcome and please make sure to stay connected through the social media. We promise you a memorable professional experience."

Remember the THEME: 25 Billion Meals A DAY by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse FOODS

We look forward to seeing you in Mumbai this OCTOBER

Prof. Ruth Khasaya Oniang'o


IUFoST Governing Council term 2016-2018
Designation Name Country
President Dr Dietrich Knorr Austria
Past President Dr Rickey Yada Canada
President Elec Dr Mary Schmidl USA
Scientific Council Chair Professor Lucia Anelich South Africa
Member Professor Jose Aquilera Chile
Member Darunee Edwards Thailand
Member Dr. Michael Knowles Greece
Member Rosemary Maguire South Africa
Member Professor Mariusz Piskula Poland
Member Dr. Lara Hanna Wakim Lebanon
Academy President Professor Ruth Oniang'o Kenya


Members of IUFoST Scientific Council, term 2016 - 2018
Designation Name Country
Chair Professor Lucia Anelich South Africa
Past Chair Dr Daryl Lund USA
Chair Elect Dr V Prakash India
Councillor Dr Rui Hai Lui USA
Councillor Professor Fereidoon Shahidi Canada
Academy President Professor Ruth Oniang'o Kenya
President Dr Dietrich Knorr Austria


Members of Academy Executive Council, term 2016-2018
Designation Name Country
President Professor Ruth Oniang'o Kenya
Past President Delia Rodriguez - Amaya Brazil
President Elec Professor Paul Singh USA
Councillor Professor Been - Haung Chaing China, Taipei
Councillor Alastair Hicks Thailand / Australia


We are delighted to announce that the 19th edition of this prestigious global event, IUFoST-World Congress of Food Science and Technology 2018 will be held in Mumbai, India from October 23-27, 2018. The financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India, Mumbai is home to various prominent financial institutions including the Reserve Bank of India, Bombay Stock Exchange and headquarters of numerous Indian and multinational companies. We look forward to welcoming you to this vibrant city to gain knowledge and do business with the food science and technology fraternity with Science of Business and Business of Science!

The Focal Theme of the 19th IUFoST World Congress is "25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods". The India Edition of 19th IUFoST World Congress is chaired by globally eminent and well known Food Scientist and Technologist, Dr. Vish Prakash. He is leading the way forward with his insight and knowledge of IUFoST for the past 20 plus years in different capacities with his leadership in Indian and region and globally over the past 45 Years.
Dr. P.G. Rao, an eminent Food engineer will act as Scientific Committee Chair and will structure the content of the Science for Innovating the Innovation.
Dr. M.C. Varadaraj, is the Poster Committee Chair and will organize the poster session Walkway to Discovery led by young IUFoST gallery globally and new career start up young faculty.

The India Foods Expo will showcase the exciting array of food products from across the globe and India and be abuzz with B2B meetings and interactions. Networking events would offer the opportunity to relax with friends from the sector and make new contacts and take forward business relationships in a congenial environment.

Organising Committee
Vish Prakash Congress Chair, Scientific Council Chair (Elect - 2018 to 2020), IUFoST
Rao P. G. Scientific Committee Chair and Hon. Pro Chancellor of USTM
Varadaraj M. C. Poster Committee Chair and Formerly Chief Scientist of CFTRI
Jagdish Patankar Organising Secretary, IUFoST 2018
Ravi Boratkar Vice President MEDC
Mahinder Singh Project Director, Congress Secretariat
Gwyneth Alphonso Director - Conference, Congress Secretariat
Mangesh Vichare Operations Head, Congress Secretariat
Milind Kokje Chief Editor, NuFFooDS Spectrum
Prabodh Halde President,AFST(I) (HQ Mysore)
Saha N. C. Director, IIP (Mumbai)
Pai J. S. Executive Director, PFNDAI
Mehta B. V. Executive Director, SEA
Smita Lele Professor and Registrar, ICT
Sheetal Gupta Director (WR), FSSAI
JyothiVora Professor, Ruia College (Mumbai)
KasturiSen Ray Joint Secretary, NSI
Rekha Singhal Professor, ICT
Smarta R.B. Hon. Secretary, HADSA
Mishra H. N. Professor, IIT(Kharagpur) & President AFST(I) Kharagpur Chapter
Anandharamakrishnan C. Director, IIFPT
Vasudevappa Vice Chancellor, NIFTEM
Shamsundar B.A. Emeritus Professor, College of Fisheries
Sandeep Gupta CEO and Vice Chairman, Nutraceutical Sub-Committee, IDMA
Muralikrishna M. Former President, AFST (I),Hyderabad Chapter
SrinivasaGopal T.K. Former Director, CIFT
Appu Rao A.G. Former Emeritus Scientist, CSIR

Scientific Committee
Chair: Rao P. G.| India
Dietrich Knorr| Austria
Lucia Anelich |South Africa
Mary Schmidl |USA
Rickey Yada |Canada
Ruth Oniang'O |Kenya
Varadraj M. C. | India
Rosemary Maguire| South Africa
Darunee Edwards |Thailand
Daryl Lund |USA
V. Prakash |India
Rui Hai Lui | USA
Fereidoon Shahidi| Canada
Michael Knowles|Greece
Mariusz Piskula |Poland
Jose Aguilera|Chile
Lara Hannah Wakim | Lebanon
R Paul Singh|USA
Been-Huang Chiang| China-Taipei
Alastair Hicks| Thailand|Australia
Delia-Rodriguez Amaya|Brazil
Aman Wirakartakusumah|Indonesia
Brian McKenna|Ireland
Sara Valdes Bolano | Brazil
Meng Suhe | China
Francis Zotor | Ghana
Brijesh K. Tiwari|Ireland
Manfred Ruthsatz | Switzerland
Yrjo H. Roos | Ireland
Bobby Krishna | UAE
Declan Troy | Ireland
Krishan Lal | India
George OokoAbong | Kenya
Hongda Chen | USA
Geoffrey Campbell| UK
Gordon Robertson | New Zealand
Huub Lelieveld|Netherlands
Yadav G. D. | India
Harjinder Singh| New Zealand
Jamuna Prakash| India
Nigel Sunley| South Africa
Ken Buckle |Australia
Lekh Raj Juneja|Japan
Henry C. K. | Singapore
Mahtab Bamji | India
Lilia Ahrne|Denmark
Niranjan Keshavan |UK
Pavinee Chinachoti| Thailand
Pingfan Rao |China
Larry Keener|USA
Ramaswamy H. |Canada
Sangsuk Oh|Korea
Ogugua C. Aworh | Nigeria
Ravishankar G. A. | India
Walter Spiess | Germany
Lucy Sun Hwang | Taiwan
Ayyappan S.| India
Don Mercer |Canada
Mary Ann Augustin|Australia
Luu Dzuan|Vietnam
Gwyneth Alphonso |India


The International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST) is the global scientific organization for food science and technology representing over 300,000 members from more than 75 countries. IUFoST has five regional groupings: ALACCTA - Central and South America; EFFoST - Europe; FIFSTA - ASEAN countries; MENAFoST - Middle East and North Africa; and WAAFoST -West Africa. IUFoST is the only scientific organization for Food Science and Technology elected by its scientific peers across disciplines into ICSU (International Science Council), and it represents food science and technology to other international organizations. IUFoST organizes world food congresses, among many other activities to stimulate the ongoing exchange of knowledge in scientific disciplines and technologies relating to the expansion, improvement, distribution and conservation of the world's food supply. For more details please visit

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This you would witness National and International Organisations coming together to make this event happen with a powerful agenda of the Theme "25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025, with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse Foods"


The Congress plans to bring all sectors from FARM to FOLK together to feed the Growing Population of the world. Hence the Theme.

"25 Billion Meals a Day by 2025 with Healthy, Nutritious, Safe and Diverse FOODS"

Unless there is synergy between engineering and Food Science and Technology with fundamental Food Chemistry and backward integration of agriculture and forward integration of ingredients, innovative processes and cost effective methods of distribution of foods, prevention of food wastes and losses, the agenda of future foods and sustainable nutrition for all is not easy to achieve. It is our fond hope that the subject of Food Science and Technology starts vibrating even in the minds of subject experts not involved with Food Science, Technology and Engineering to open up their doors for Food Science community to enter the untraversed paths and find new ways of thinking to ensure that every human and animal in this globe will have fair and sumptuous nutritious food with safety. The link of traditional foods with modern Science and Technology for networking the local foods to global level. The congress to address this in depth and work towards it to achieve the goal of feeding all by networking with different disciplines both related or not related to food. Hunger can only be felt and suffered and no one can die in this world with hunger with all the developments we have at our palm. This shall drive the passion and compassion of the IUFoST 2018 theme.


CIDCO Exhibition Centre

CIDCO Exhibition Centre is Mumbai's only planned state-of-the-art Convention Complex that has an Exhibition Centre, Conference Facilities and Business Centre with ample parking.

The Centre is most strategically located at Vashi, adjacent to Mumbai-Pune Highway. The Venue has in the close vicinity Railway Station, Multi-Cuisine Restaurants, Business Hotels of varying categories, MNCs, Educational Institutes, well-known DY Patil Stadium and places of entertainment. The Centre undoubtedly has all the elements required to ensure easy access and make your event a grand success!

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Best Mode to Reach:

Taxi Services

AC & Non AC Taxis are available for local commuting for long distance purposes


Distance from the airports

Sahar Airport (T2 International)

Distance- 26 Kms.

Approx Time to Reach at the Venue- 1 Hour 15 mins.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (T1 Domestic)

Distance- 24 Kms.

Approx Time to Reach at the Venue- 1 Hour.


Reason To attend

Meet, Learn, Network and get Inspired from some of the most fascinating and accomplished professionals from established, evolving and emerging markets in the Science of Food. Some reasons to help you make sure you get the most out of the experience of participating IUFoST 2018 are :

1. To network:

Presenters and Food Industry experts are more accessible and many of them are at the event to expand their own professional connections. Check the list of Speakers, Exhibitors and Visitors attending the conference, prepare a list to who you would like to meet. Also, do not forget to include great networking opportunities such as the Interactive Session at the Expo, Inaugural Reception, Award Session, Gala Dinner and Valedictory Session and B2B interactions.

Keep sufficient open space in your schedule to network and collaborate with other conference participants.

Take advantage of both formal (such as the Inaugural Reception) and informal (such as common areas of the event) to meet new people both in person and digitally through INTERLINX (a special tool to fix meetings and appointments much before the Congress starts and also during the Congress).

2. To Learn:

This is the time to expand your knowledge. You will hear a lot about things in your field that will be new to you. These could be new techniques, new types of equipment, unpublished data and innovations from thought-leaders in food science that you may not have previously heard of. You will get updated with the research of well known scientists in your field, in addition to meeting young folks and gain feast of knowledge.

3. To Seek Business Opportunity:

Many attendees come to a conference to build a network and seek new business opportunity. Grow your personal brand. Encounter new vendors and suppliers. Too often people shy away from the trade show exhibit hall at conferences. They fear that they will have to talk to sales people, but these industry suppliers are some of the best people for you to get to know, if you want to learn more about the current business climate. Know what is happening inside your competition. Discover innovative products and services for your business which is necessary to stay competitive in today's fast-paced world. Invest time with the sponsors and exhibitors at the event and turn them into your friends and allies. Make on-site lead generation, match attendees and schedule appointments.

This is also a place where you may be spotted for a lucrative job offer, as companies will be seeking expertise and opportunities may come your way.

4. Have Fun and a Taste of India:

Mumbai, a city of extremes, a city of paradoxes, a city of unlimited possibilities and surprises, this is a city that defies all definitions. The heart of Bollywood, the commercial capital, a melting pot of cultures, traditions and religions, Mumbai has a little something tucked in for every kind of visitor that comes her way. The first is to fix a date of travel and the length of stay. The advantage of doing this is that you can enjoy quality prices offered for advance booking on air tickets. Check all Tourist attraction at our page on Make a list of places to visit. Check the route as well as the duration and plan ahead either before October 23 and/or after October 27, 2018.

5. Take It Forward:

While it's still fresh in your mind (perhaps on the ride home), write a concise 1-2 page summary of what happened at the event and people you have to contact and how you will use the information to further the initiatives of your organization. Use your onsite agenda and conference notes to help you capture important details.

6. Share the insights:

If the knowledge you gained might also be useful to others in your organization, consider rewriting portions of your summary as a blog or sharing it with others and make sure those who unfortunately could not be present also get the benefit after you go back from the Congress.

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