Dr. h.c. Huub Lelieveld
Mr. Larry Keener, CFS
Dr. Sangsuk Oh
Dr. Gerhard Schleining
Dr. Vishweshwaraiah Prakash
Dr. Bernd van der Meulen
Irena Soljic, MSc.
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GHI DIRECTORS & COORDINATORS
Ms. Julie Larson Bricher
Irena Soljic, MSc.
Dr. Alina-Ioana Gostin
Ambassador Programme Director
Dr. Aleksandra Martinovic
Mr. Richard F. Stier
Nila Ghasemkhani, MSc.
Ms. Nicole CoutrelisRegulatory Advisor
Dr. Bernd van der Meulen
Legal Advisor - Food
Dr. Sian AstleyMr. Grigor BadalyanNewsletter Publisher
Dr. Aine Regan
Social Media Advisor
Mr. Gunter Greil
GHI SUPERVISORY BOARD
Ms. Michaela Pichler (Chair)
EuCheMS Food Chemistry Division, Hamburg, Germany
CSIRO, Werribee, Australia
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Fuzhou University and Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology, Fujian, China
Roosevelt Academy, Tilburg,
EuroFIR, Brussels, Belgium
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
Dr. Kwang-Ok Kim
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Dr. Pablo Juliano
|ATTEND A MEETING
Plan to participate at upcoming GHI Meetings!
In the coming months, GHI will hold several general meetings, working group gatherings, and make presentations at scientific meetings all over the globe.
It is a pleasure to write a message for the second edition of the this year's GHI Matters, knowing that it will now continue to report about GHI activities about every month. By now I trust that most if not all of our members have seen and explored the revamped website and I invite you to send comments and suggestions.
Much is happening in GHI as shown in the report on the meeting in Chicago, held in association with the annual IFT meeting in Chicago.
You may find that gradually the number of Ambassador and Working Group pages increase in number and in content in the coming months. You are all invited to contact the GHI Ambassadors or the chairs of the Working Groups. if you have questions, ideas or want to join. When in doubt about who to address, just send your message to our general email at [email protected]
I wish you all a pleasant time the coming months.
GHI @ IUFOST 2016
22 August 2016 | 14:00 - 16:00 | IUFoST 2016
GHI President Huub Lelieveld
will lead a GHI General Meeting
at the International Union of Food Science and Technology's (IUFoST) World Congress of Food Science and Technology in Dublin, Ireland. The meeting will take place on Sunday, 22 August
. The room location will be announced soon.
GHI will also present two program sessions
at the IUFoST Congress:
- Contaminants in the Food Chain, chaired by Dr. Joseph Scimeca and Prof. Dr. Petros Taoukis, on Monday, 22 August from 11:30 - 12:55
- Food Safety and Harmonisation of Regulations, chaired by Dr. Obadina Adewale and Dr. h.c. Huub Lelieveld. on Wednesday, 24 August from 16:00 - 17:55
New GHI Book Available
Editors: V. Prakash, Olga Martin-Belloso, Larry Keener, Sian Astley, Susanne Braun, Helena McMahon and Huub Lelieveld
2015 | 536 pages | Elsevier Academic Press
Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods is the second book in the GHI Series published by Elsevier Academic Press. Authors examine a variety of traditional foods from around the world, their risks and benefits, and how regulatory steps may assist in establishing safe parameters for these foods without reducing their cultural or nutritive value in today's diets. Visit the Elsevier Store page for pricing and ordering details. GHI members receive a 30% discount by using the special code GHI30.
Report from the GHI General Member Meeting at IFT 2016
Thanks to everyone who attended our regular GHI General Meeting at the 2016 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Expo, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Order Your Copy of GHI's First Book and Receive a 30% Discount
Based on the principles of GHI, Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization
offers a rational and multi-faceted approach to current food safety issues, while arguing that a science-based global regulatory framework will enhance the safety, availability and quality of the food supply worldwide.
GHI was specifically established to help build global consensus on the scientific evidence underpinning food safety policymaking. This book provides practical examples in key areas such as microbiology, toxicology and nutrition, as well as discusses possible improvements necessary to sustain the integrity of the global food supply in the 21st century. Get a 30% discount by using Code GHI30
Member News & Notes
Congratulations to GHI member Cindy Stewart, PhD, CFS, who was named President-Elect of the Institute of Food Technologists in March 2016, and will officially assume her duties in September. Dr. Stewart is global cultures and food protection technology and innovation leader with DuPont Nutrition & Health in the United States.
ISEKI-Food Association has issued its July 2016 newsletter, which includes news about the 4th International ISEKI-Food Conference, held in conjunction with BOKU in July. GHI was one of the supporting organizations of the meeting. Read the newsletter...
GHI member Juliane Dias sends in this link to the 3-minute YouTube video, "This is NOT Natural," posted by AsapSCIENCE. The video complements the messages in GHI's ShareSheet, Harmonisation: Feeding People, Fueling Innovation.
Dr. Viduranga Waisundara, GHI Ambassador to Sri Lanka, penned a poem about GHI. Enjoy!
To Reach Harmony of Commandments
We all love food, we eat to live.
We like food to be safe and sound,
for we do not want to poison ourselves.
With so many rules going around
about safety and toxicity of food,
it is high time for harmony to be found
in the rules and regulations.
If not, all food may be downed!
Food can be destroyed
because toxic limits are high or low.
Companies can be closed down,
lives can be in the tow.
It is time for understanding,
it is time to feel and to know,
whether all safety claims about food,
are worthy to bestow.
Anything can be poison,
if the amount is high enough.
All chemicals are harmless
if the amounts are within the cuff.
We were exposed throughout the years
to many toxic chemicals in a huff.
Many were coped naturally.
You might say I'm calling a bluff!
Nevertheless, at the end of the day,
all roads should lead to Rome,
for safety, reality and legality
should be tied under a single dome.
Let us harmonize globally.
Let us preen through the hair with one comb.
Let us partake with science as our advisor,
to bring all regulations to one home.
GHI Ambassador Web Pages
You now have the opportunity to communicate your GHI activities on a web page dedicated to your country or region
. Check out the individual Ambassador pages
already posted on GHI's new website for ideas and inspiration on what to post!
For more information about becoming a GHI Ambassador, please email Dr. Alina-Ioana Gostin
, GHI Ambassador Programme Director
Conferences & Meetings
regularly makes presentations and holds general and working group meetings in conjunction with scientific and food industry conferences around the globe.
Please check our website
for details and links, or contact us via email to submit listings.
IUFoST 18TH WORLD CONGRESS OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
21-25 August 2016
GHI is a supporting organization of the IUFoST World Congress and will hold a General Meeting and two special sessions (Contaminants in the Food Chain, and Food Safety and Harmonisation of Regulations) at this year's event.
For details, visit the IUFoST World Congress website
1ST BLACK SEA ASSOCIATION OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (B-FoST) CONGRESS
22-24 September 2016
GHI is a supporting organization and will hold a General Meeting
on 22 September from 14:00-16:00 at this conference. This biennial Congress is gathering the representatives of universities and research institutes, but also food producers and distributors, to promote research, development, innovation and education within food science and technology. Visit the BFoST Congress website
2ND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NUTRITION & HEALTH5-7 October 2016
GHI is a supporting organization for this conference, and will hold a General Meeting and a special session on nutrition, health and regulations. The conference provides a forum for disseminating and gathering ideas and research results by leading scientists, government, as well as business leaders in food, nutrition and health. For details, please visit the Nutrition & Health conference website...
8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE FOOD FACTORY FOR THE FUTURE
19-21 October 2016
GHI is a supporting organization for Food Factory 2016, an international scientific conference oriented towards industrial applications throughout the food chain. For details, please visit the Food Factory conference website
5TH EHEDG WORLD CONGRESS ON HYGIENIC ENGINEERING & DESIGN
2-3 November 2016
GHI is a supporting organization of this must-attend biennial event, which offers a unique opportunity for food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics manufacturers and processing and packaging equipment suppliers to interact and access global expertise through the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group's (EHEDG) expanding worldwide network. Visit the 2016 EHEDG World Congress website for details... 30TH EFFoST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 28-30 November 2016Vienna, Austria
GHI is a supporting organization of this important scientific event, which brings together experts from multidisciplinary food-related fields to inspire a cross-fertilization of new knowledge, ideas and applications. This year's theme is "Targeted Technologies for Sustainable Food Systems." Visit the EFFoST website
GHI will hold a General Meeting and will present a special session entitled Regulations and Legislation for Food Safety, Quality and Innovation. GHI members who are interested in submitting abstracts for this session are invited to send an email by July 29 to GHI.