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15–30 October 2021 The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Foods 2021 — Future Foods and Food Technologies for a Sustainable World


Following the considerable success of the First Electronic Conference on Food Science, I am delighted to invite you to join the Second International Electronic Conference on Foods 2021: Future Foods and Food Technologies for a Sustainable World in Food Science. I hope that you will agree to take part in this free conference, which will enable you to share and discuss your most recent research findings with the vibrant worldwide community of food scientists and technologists.

Food science and technology are gaining importance in response to the global need to carefully manage resources whilst providing a nutritious diet for the burgeoning world population. It is through collaboration, communication, and community that food scientists can help to ensure that a safe and healthy diet is available to all and thus eliminate starvation and food wastage.

At this point of restricted travel and personal contact, it is a pleasure to still be able to collaborate electronically via Foods 2021 (Second International Electronic Conference on Food Science). This internet conference is designed to allow you to present your research to colleagues and interact as fully as possible with all those involved in this conference. For this, I thank the fantastic team at MDPI, who have set up and managed the complex arrangements required to allow us the opportunity to hold this virtual conference. l hope that you will meet old friends and make new ones. There will be many fascinating papers to spark everyone’s interest.

Foods 2021 will make your presentation accessible to hundreds of researchers worldwide, with the active engagement of the audience in question and answer sessions and discussion groups that will take place online to enhance the experience. I hope you will join us in presenting your work at Foods 2021 and taking part in this thriving online experience.

Submitted abstracts will be reviewed by the conference committee. The authors of accepted contributions will be invited to produce an extended abstract for the conference proceedings, along with a slide presentation of their work. Following the conference, outstanding contributions will be invited to be submitted for publication in Foods.

The conference has been divided into nine themes, but there will be a large amount of overlap between these themes. Please submit your articles as soon as possible, indicating which theme you think best suits your submission.

Session 1: COVID-19 Risks to Global Food Security and Sustainability

Session 2: Novel Technologies and Future Food

Session 3: Food Nutrition and Human Health

Session 4: Food Analysis and Foodomics

Session 5: Food Chemistry and Biochemistry

Session 6: Consumers’ Preferences and Food Choices

Session 7: Food Microbiology and Fermentation

Session 8: Food Packaging and Preservation

Session 9: Innovative Food Additives and Ingredients

The future of humanity depends on managing the Earth’s resources and, importantly, providing a healthy sustaining diet for a burgeoning population. Food science and technology are the key areas which are needed to achieve this.

Foods announces selected third-party conferences. In case you would like to announce your own event on the Foods website, please fill out the following form to apply for the announcement of a conference or other academic event (seminar, workshop).

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18–21 October 2021 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo


Just 2 weeks to go, Deadline is fast approaching!!


Call for Papers - Oral presentations: 11 June 2021


Poster Presentations: 1 September 2021  

We invite you to submit your Abstract(s) via the link: 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo

The 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo will take place on 18 – 21 October 2021; join us for live presentations, interactive discussions, and networking events.

With less than 2 weeks till the deadline, we invite you to submit your abstract by 11 June 2021 for the opportunity to present your research to a global audience (either live or via a pre-recorded presentation) of industrial and academic professionals in the field of oils, fats, lipids and other related materials.

Topics for your abstract uploads:

  • Analytics
  • Bioeconomy and Green Deal
  • Bioscience and Biotechnology
  • Contaminants
  • Dairy and Animal Lipids
  • Deep Frying
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Insect Lipids
  • Lipidomics
  • Lipid Oxidation
  • Marine and Algae Lipids
  • Oleochemicals
  • Olive Oil and Authenticity
  • Plant Lipids and Vegetable Oils
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Processing & Sustainability
  • Other Topics

To give you a glimpse of what the 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo (online) has to offer, please follow the link to the congress website: 18th Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo

Stay safe, stay connected and be part of the 18th On-line Euro Fed Lipid Congress and Expo.

Best regards,
Scientific committee and The Euro Fed Lipid Congress Team

3–4 November 2021 Virtual Event Highlighting Current Trends & Views on RECENT ADVANCES IN FOOD (RAFA 2021)


RAFA 2021 organizers, University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT Prague, Czech Republic) and Wageningen Food Safety Research (WFSR), part of Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands), are delighted to invite food scientists from academia and industry, representatives of national and international agencies, control authorities, governmental and commercial laboratories to attend RAFA 2021, 3-4 November 2021.

RAFA history

RAFA has grown since the first edition launched in 2003; it has become a prestigious event attended by up to 900 participants from more than 60 countries worldwide. More than 50 sponsors, exhibitors and media partners have supported RAFA symposia (you may visit

RAFA 2021 program highlights

In line with the concept of the previous events, RAFA 2021 symposium will provide an insight into contemporary trends in ANALYTICAL & BIOANALYTICAL STRATEGIES IN FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY CONTROL and discuss CHALLENGES / NOVEL APPROACHES IN FOOD AND NATURAL PRODUCT ANALYSIS.

Virtual RAFA 2021

Considering the ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided not to hold a live RAFA symposium with personal (physical) participation this year. To keep RAFA community together and invite newcomers to join us, we organize an online special event “RAFA Trends & Views”. Attending this event will be free of charge for all registered participants.

This year RAFA program will be composed only of invited lectures presented by distinguished speakers who will open discussion on current trends and their visions. In addition, various satellite events such as vendor webinars or focused workshops and seminars, will be also offered to the RAFA 2021 participants. Networking and virtual meetings to enable sharing your views on presented topics will be supported.

Next RAFA 2022

Due to a limited format of this year RAFA, no proposals for oral and/or poster presentations can be accepted. However, RAFA Scientific Committee promises to give you a floor on occasion of the 10th anniversary RAFA that will be organised as a live event in Prague, in November 2022. You will be invited to contribute to the selection of burning topics for a high end program.

23–25 November 2021 IV Research Meeting on Risk Management and Control


It is with great pleasure that we introduce the IV Research Meeting on Risk Management and Control, an international event that allows for the exchange of ideas and feedback, in a friendly atmosphere, for researchers interested in various topics related to risk management and control.

The event will take place on 23-25 November 2021, hosted by the Financial Economics and Accounting Department of Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Seville, Spain). Due to the ongoing global pandemic, all sessions will take place online.

We look forward to welcoming you to this research meeting.

Juan Manuel Ramón, Raquel Flórez and María Segovia (co-chairs)

Key Dates:

Paper submission: already open;
Send an extended abstract (2-3 pages) to before 15th November 2021 indicating in the title of the email “IV Research Meeting on Risk Management and Control”;
Notification of acceptance: 20th November 2021;
Registration: free of charge by email before 20th November 2021 at .

21–24 June 2022 3rd International Conference on Food Bioactives & Health

Parma, Italy

Dear Friends and Colleagues, 

It is our great pleasure to invite you to participate in the 3rd International Conference on Food Bioactives & Health, that will be held on June 21-24, 2022 in the amazing city of Parma, Italy. This third conference in the series comes after the great success of the previous meetings, held in Norwich in 2016 and in Lisbon in 2018. Both events were very well organized and were a great success. We are, therefore, committed to match these standards and are preparing what we are sure will be a unique event. The topics addressed by FBHC2020 have been broadened to cover a wide range of topics on food bioactives and health, including (poly)phenols, carotenoids, glucosinolates & other organosulfur compounds, fatty acids & sterols, polysaccharides, and peptides & protein. In addition, a session will be devoted to toxic compounds, an often overlooked topic that is important from a holistic perspective in the role of food bioactives and their impact on human health. Particular attention will be paid on transversal topics such as personalised nutrition, gut microbiota, dietary intake, and nutritional policy. The Conference aims to offer plenty of networking opportunities, providing the chance to interact with renowned scientists and to stimulate creative exchange among researchers. Young scientists will have a lot of opportunities to showcase their work and obtain feedback from experienced international scientist. June is a perfect time to visit Parma, a lively and cultural city, located in Northern Italy, that is surrounded by parks, vineyards, lakes and medieval castles. Most importantly, Parma is a “food city”. It has been recognised as UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy and hosts the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) headquarters. The congress year, 2020, will be a great time to visit Parma as it will be the Italian Capital of Culture and full of numerous special attractions. In addition, we are planning a “family friendly conference”, with organized activities for the children of delegates during the sessions, including "learning through playing” games focusing on healthy nutrition and lifestyle. We hope you will participate in what will be a memorable conference in the beautiful city of Parma!

With best wishes,

The Organizing Committee.

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