19th IUFoST World Food Science and Technology Congress 2018
Mumbai, India
October 23, 2018 – October 27, 2018

Scientific Session 43: “ILSI’s Food Safety Potpourri: Approaches to Optimize Food Quality”
Friday, October 26th, 2018

This session will discuss three different approaches to optimize food quality in spices, the use of next generation sequencing, and exposure assessment of process-related contaminants in food by biomarker monitoring.

Co-Moderators: Diana Banati, ILSI Europe and Daryl Lund, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. Monica Ponder, Virginia Tech
“Survival of Salmonella enterica and a surrogate microorganism on whole black peppercorns and cumin seeds subjected to ethylene oxide fumigation or vacuum-assisted steam pasteurization”

Dr. Peter Gerner-Smidt, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
“The Use of Next Generation Sequencing for Improving Food Safety”

Dr. Sue O’Hagan, PepsiCo
“New Approaches to Exposure Assessment of Process-Related Contaminants in Food by Biomarker Monitoring”

Session jointly supported by IAFNS Food Microbiology Committee and ILSI Europe.

Learn more about the work of the IAFNS Food Microbiology Committee.


IAFNS Special Presentation:

Scientific Session 19: “Networking NGOs, Academia, and Industrial Institutions Scientific Integrity in the Era of Fake News and Distrust of Scientists”


Dr. Daryl Lund, University of Wisconsin
“Special Address—Conflict of Interest and Scientific Integrity. How can Science Overcome the Current Environment of Public Distrust?”


Other ILSI Sessions at IUFoST 2018:

ILSI Research Foundation:

Scientific Session 34: “Advances in Molecular Biology as Relevant to Food Technology”

Co-chairs: Dr. Michael Knowles, IUFoST Governing Council Member and Dr. Andrew Roberts, Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation


Dr. Andrew Roberts
Deputy Executive Director, ILSI Research Foundation, Washington DC

Dr. Vibha Ahuja
Chief General Manager, Biotech Consortium India Limited. New Delhi

Dr. Lalitha R. Gowda
Member, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India; Former Chief Scientist, Central Food Lab, CFTRI, Mysore


ILSI India:

“Data Requirements & Analytical Challenges in Ensuring Food Safety and Quality”


Mr. D H Pai Panandiker, Chairman, ILSI-India, New Delhi
Opening remarks

Dr. S K Saxena, Director, Export Inspection Council, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, New Delhi
“Analytical Challenges in Ensuring Compliance with International Practices”

Dr. G. M. Tewari, NABL Assessor, Mumbai
“Laboratory Accreditation: Benefits and Requirement to Ensure Credibility of Data Generated”

Ms. Rekha Sinha, Executive Director, ILSI-India, New Delhi
Closing remarks


More information about IUFoST 2018 is available here.