Upcoming events

    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    Allergen Lateral Flow Devices – How they work and when to use them

    Tuesday September 28, 2021, 1.00 – 2.00pm (AEST)

    One of the most important methods to manage food allergies is to control foods containing the causative proteins. This can involve common procedures such as GMP, HACCP and SSOP which are routinely verified through laboratory testing. Lateral Flow Devices (LFD) are one of the most rapid testing methods used within the manufacturing sector for allergen management. Jasmine and Troy will discuss the inner workings of the method, the role they can play in allergen mitigation and the fit for purpose nature of these devices.

    Presenters:

    Troy Gosetti -  Neogen


    Troy Gosetti works in a technical role at the Australian branch of Neogen Corporation. Troy provides customer technical support for Neogen Food Safety product lines within Australia and specializes in allergen testing, implementation and troubleshooting.

    Troy has completed a bachelor’s degree with honours in Biomedical Sciences and has worked in the academic, pharmaceutical and food testing space for over 15 years. Prior to working at Neogen, Troy has worked in multiple roles within an analytical food testing lab, most recently as a technical specialist within the allergen department.

    Jasmine Lacis-Lee - BVAQ


    Jasmine Lacis-Lee is a specialist in food safety management within the Australian food manufacturing industry. Jasmine has a Bachelor of Science, with more than 20 years’ experience as a food microbiologist and over 15 years’ experience working in the food & beverage industries. She currently holds professional memberships with the ASM (Australian Society of Microbiology), AIFST (Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology), and EHEDG (European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group).

    She is the Honorary and Company Secretary of the Allergen Bureau, appointed a Board Director in 2018. She is also proud to be the founding Co-chair and a Board Director for Australian Regional division of the EHEDG.

    Jasmine joined BVAQ based in QLD in July 2015 and in her role regularly consults both Nationally and Internationally with a variety of organisations from large global food and beverage manufacturers, regulatory authorities, through to single hospital and hotel kitchens, where she provides strategies for managing microbiological and allergen risks; provides support with equipment installation and validations; as well developing customised training covering microbiology, allergens and food safety risks. Jasmine is also responsible for delivering Allergen Bureau endorsed VITAL® training.


    Tickets:

    AIFST Members: Free

    Non-Members: $25.00

    Not a member? Join online today!


    • 29 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    Webinar: Driving Improved Sustainability and Quality Through Innovative Cold Chain Technology

    Wednesday September 29th, 2021, 1.00 – 2.00pm (AEST)

    Tracking the quality of shipments has been a challenge with poor infrastructure and lack of supply chain visibility and transparency. Investigate how game-changing cold chain technology has helped transform an Australian supermarket’s supply chain journey from field to store by reducing temperature fluctuation, shrinkage and food waste.

    • Capitalize on innovative cold chain solution technology and provide better real-time insights for your organization
    • Assess how your supply chain and logistics processes can benefit from technology to cut food waste and reduce costs
    • Evaluate how your quality management and supplier management technologies can work together to drive better efficiencies and food safety
    • Delve into the future potential to link pre and post-cold chain information


    Presenter:

    Sean Verlander, Senior BDM Australia and New Zealand


    Sean Verlander – Joined Muddy Boots 18 months ago to lead the ANZ team. Prior to Muddy Boots had a 25 year career in barrier food packaging working with suppliers, processors and retailers in domestic and export marketsOriginally from the UK, relocated to New Zealand in 2000 and then onto Australia in 2005

    Tickets:

    AIFST Members: Free

    Non-Members: $25.00

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    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    Packaging Sustainability and the Australian Packaging Covenant Background and Case Study

    Thursday September 30th, 2021, 1.00 – 2.00pm (AEST)

    On this webinar, learn about the Australian Packaging Covenant, and the challenges and progress being made towards the Federal 2025 packaging targets. Real life examples will help to demonstrate how businesses need to prioritise and roadmap holistic approaches to packaging sustainability across their full portfolios not just individual projects and products. Case studies will focus on the area of plastic recycling and looking at innovations such as paper flex. We will also touch on at the global vs the domestic situation in packaging sustainability.


    Presenter:

    Sarah Rushton - Senior R&D Manager for Treating at The Arnott’s Group


    Sarah Rushton is a Senior R&D Manager for Treating at The Arnott’s Group. She has 18 years’ experience specialising in Product and Packaging Development and has worked across multiple FMCG categories spanning food and personal care. She has launched over 40 different technologies and over 600 SKUs to market, most recently on brands such as Tim Tam and Tee Vee Snacks and in her previous roles in Procter and Gamble on multiple brands including Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Dolce & Gabbana, and Wella. Sustainability is a passion of hers and she believes we should be developing fully sustainable products for the marketplace and driving the creation of a full circular economy through new product development

    Tickets:

    AIFST Members: Free

    Non-Members: $25.00

    Not a member? Join online today!


    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    AIFST Consultants - Launch of the AIFST Food Industry Consultants Guide

    Thursday September 30th, 2021, 7.00 – 8.00pm (AEST)

    The AIFST Consultants Special Interest Group (SIG) is pleased to share with our consultant community a resource which has been developed by the group.  The Food Industry Consultant Guide is the outcome of the collective experience of the SIG.

    In addition to the Guide, the SIG have developed several other resources.

    Please join us for the official launch of the Guide and an opportunity to network with colleagues.

    Presenter:

    Fiona Fleming, CEO AIFST

    Tickets:

    AIFST Members: Free

    Non-Members: $35.00

    Not a member? Join online today!



    • 11 Oct 2021
    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 4 sessions
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    VIRTUAL AIFST21 CONFERENCE 

    DELIVERING IN A CHANGING WORLD


    All registrations include attendance at the 'live' virtual event across all 4 days and links to access to all recordings after the conference is over.

    Click HERE to view the Convention Program overview

    Click Here for more information and to visit our Convention webpage

    Event Information:

    The Convention will be delivered using Zoom.  The links for each day will be sent closer to the event.

    • 11 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    DAY 1 - DELIVERING FOOD SAFETY

    Day one of the convention is all about DELIVERING FOOD SAFETY IN A CHANGING WORLD. We have a great line up of international and local speakers presenting on a range of food safety topics. 

    You have the option to attend in real time and hear the speakers live with opportunities to ask questions  in each session.  If you are not able to attend all or part of the day, all of the sessions will be recorded and made available to registered delegates following the event.

    Join us in October to grow, learn and connect.


    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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    DAY 2 

    HEALTH, NUTRITION & CONSUMER SCIENCE

    Day two of the convention is all about Health, Nutrition and Consumer Science. We have a great line up of international and local speakers presenting on a range of nutrition related topics.  Not to be missed!

    You have the option to attend in real time and hear the speakers live with opportunities to ask questions  in each session.  If you are not able to attend all or part of the day, all of the sessions will be recorded and made available to registered delegates following the event.

    Join us in October to grow, learn and connect.

    • 14 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Zoom
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    Young Professionals & Mentoring Virtual Networking lunch

    Date: Thursday October 14, 2021

    Time: 1.00 - 2.30pm (AEDT)

    About:

    Join AIFST and our partner Charles River Microbial Solutions for this virtual networking lunch.

    Speaker:


    Tara Cassidy, Applications Development Specialist, Microbial Solutions will share her journey and an overview of the business.

    Following this, you will have the opportunity to network virtually with our AIFST mentors.

    About Tara B.Sc (AS), B.Sc (Hons), MASM

    Tara is an Application Development Specialist within the Microbial Solutions division at Charles River Laboratories. She is a trained microbiologist with expertise in animal science and next-generation sequencing (NGS). With a background in microbiology and parasitology, Tara has experience with a wide range of technologies including DNA sequence-based assays, MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry, immunoassays, and NGS. She has been actively involved in research and development studies and works closely with clients to find scientific solutions for industry.

    About Charles River, Microbial Solutions

    As the partner of choice for managing microbial quality control, the Charles River purposely-built Microbial Solutions portfolio of Endosafe® endotoxin testing, Accugenix® microbial identification and Celsis® microbial detection solutions provides clients with the critical, decision-driving data necessary to help bring products to market safely and efficiently. Learn more at www.criver.com/microbialsolutions.


    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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    FOCUS ON DAY 3 - INNOVATION & FUTURE FOOD PRODUCTION & PROCESSING SYSTEMS

    Day three of the convention is focused on the topic of Innovation & Future Food Production & Processing Systems. We have another great line up of speakers. On day 3 we tackle food science, technology and socio-ecological change and look to future challenges.

    Worried you don't have time to attend the live event - all sessions will be recorded so you can still experience the food science revolution at your own pace - register to receive access to the recorded sessions after the convention.

    Join us in October to grow, learn and connect.
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    AIFST 2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL AWARDS CEREMONY

    Wednesday October 20th

    Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm AEDT

    The AIFST Annual Awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of our members and colleagues in the food industry and their contribution to the Institute.

    Please join us to celebrate the achievements of our award winners.

    Free entry for everyone!

    • 21 Oct 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    FOCUS ON DAY 4 - Sustainability, resilience and food security in a changing world

    Day four of the convention is all about Sustainability, resilience and food security in a changing world.  We have another day of great speakers to round out the convention. We have bought together an interesting mix of speakers to tackle this topic. Worried you don't have time to attend the live event - all sessions will be recorded so you can still experience the food science revolution at your own pace - register to receive access to the recorded sessions after the convention.

    Join us in October to grow, learn and connect.
    • 27 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    Online Workshop: The Art of using LinkedIn – Going Deeper 

    Wednesday October 27th, 2021, 1.00 – 4.00pm (AEDT)

    In this presentation LinkedIn expert Jo Saunders, will share some of the latest features, her frameworks and strategies to help you network, engage and build relationships more effectively using LinkedIn through the art of 'Connectfluence'.

    Discover how LinkedIn can be used to;

    • Energise your brand presence and increase visibility 
    • Enhance your credibility and thought leadership
    • Earn influence, build relationships and generate leads

    Attend this session live to have the chance to have your LinkedIn Profile reviewed by Jo.   

    If you want to make a difference and you want clarity and confidence to take advantage of this free powerful tool, attend this session to have LinkedIn demystified and working effectively.

    Presenter:

    Jo Saunders - Wildfire Social Marketing


    Jo Saunders is a leading independent LinkedIn expert, marketing strategist and social media educator who has been helping people connect since the early 90s.  Known as the LinkedIn Demystifier, she guides specialists, experts, thought leaders and organisations through the complexities of LinkedIn and social marketing tools to energise their brand, establish credibility and earn influence through the power of ConnectfluenceTM.

    She is the co-author of 'Get Good or Get Off - A guide to getting it right on social media', was named #2 LinkedIn Expert in Asia Pacific for 2018 and is a finalist in 3 categories of the 2021 Social Media Marketing Institute Awards.

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/josaunders/

    Tickets:

    AIFST Members: $65

    Non-Members: $99

    Not a member? Join online today!


    • 15 Feb 2022
    • 17 Feb 2022
    • Virtual
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    The 16th NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium is designed to provide new inspiration and knowledge for sensory and consumer professionals.

    In 2022, we are excited to announce that, for the first time, we will also invite our colleagues from the Asian Sensory Network to participate in our symposium.

    The Symposium will be virtual, hosted by QAAFI, The University of Queensland on 15th, 16th, 17th February 2022.

    The Symposium is an excellent platform for New Zealand, Australian and Asian sensory and consumer researchers and professionals to:

    • Interact with international science leaders in this field
    • Learn about the latest developments in research methods
    • Network and exchange ideas

    We will again enjoy a full program of speakers and poster presentations.  We encourage everyone to participate, including students. 

    Please submit your abstract now.

    The NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium organising committee are proud to announce that Dr Sara R Jaeger and A/Prof Sujinda Sriwattana will be our keynote speakers for the 2022 Symposium.

    Visit the symposium webpage for more information

Past events

23 Sep 2021 ACU Webinar -Dietetic Practice and Culinary Nutrition
16 Sep 2021 Food Recall Workshop - Interactive Webinar
15 Sep 2021 Webinar: Navigating the novel food & nutritive substance regulatory maze
14 Sep 2021 LinkedIn Refresher – An Overview of the Power of this Professional Network
8 Sep 2021 Aquaworks – virtual factory tour
8 Sep 2021 A Seedlab Tasmania Masterclass: Health and Nutritional Claims for Food and Drink Products
7 Sep 2021 Webinar: Organic Certification – trends, challenges & opportunities
1 Sep 2021 AIFST Virtual Workshop: Navigating the Food Regulation Maze
31 Aug 2021 Webinar: Food Irradiation - an underutilised technology
24 Aug 2021 Leveraging Real-time Data to Improve End-to-end Traceability and Sustainability
17 Aug 2021 Webinar - Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilisation (MATS): Australia’s shelf-stable food manufacturing opportunity
11 Aug 2021 Webinar: AIFST Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program
11 Aug 2021 FiE Course: Food & Feed Extrusion
3 Aug 2021 WA: Allergens and Food Labelling AIFST Technical Event
29 Jul 2021 Webinar - AIFST Student & Graduate catch up
14 Jul 2021 AIFST - Virtual Talk ‘n’ Trivia Night
13 Jul 2021 Webinar: Insect Allergy Research Update
8 Jul 2021 AIFST Webinar: Why businesses struggle to ADVANCE Productivity, Performance and Profitability Consistently
7 Jul 2021 Webinar: Exploring Hemp Gin & Vodka with Natural Distilling Co
1 Jul 2021 Webinar - Food Safety – Crisis Proof Quality Systems
25 Jun 2021 UoN Sustainable Food Future Conference Dinner
24 Jun 2021 AIFST Virtual Workshop: Navigating the Food Regulation Maze
22 Jun 2021 Webinar - PIF V6.0 Implementation Roadmap: “Things I wish I knew or had access to before implementing this”
17 Jun 2021 UoN - Sustainable Food Future Conference 2021
15 Jun 2021 FiE Course: Retort Supervisors Course - Thermal Processing
8 Jun 2021 Webinar - World Food Safety Day 2021
26 May 2021 AIFST 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
26 May 2021 Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis – a fact of life for many Australians
25 May 2021 Careers Night - WA
20 May 2021 AIFST Webinar: The need for plant based meat alternatives
12 May 2021 Humanitarian Food Science & Technology - Webinar
6 May 2021 Food Recall Workshop - Interactive Webinar
29 Apr 2021 That’s Amore Virtual Cheese Making Tour
28 Apr 2021 AIFST SA Branch – In Person Site Tour – Openbook Howden
28 Apr 2021 AIFST Webinar: Demystifying statistical process control
27 Apr 2021 Plain English Allergen Labelling – Webinar #2 PEAL updates to your essential industry allergen guidance
21 Apr 2021 AIFST Student and Graduate Member Catch Up
25 Mar 2021 Webinar - Food and Mood - Use of nutraceuticals and adherence to dietary patterns in the management of mental health
23 Mar 2021 Plain English Allergen Labelling – Webinar #1 PEAL updates – what you need to know
18 Mar 2021 AIFST Webinar: Coeliac Awareness Week
15 Mar 2021 AIFST Pre-mentoring information webinar for Mentees
9 Mar 2021 International Women’s Day 2021 – Choose to Challenge
9 Mar 2021 Technical Webinar: Microbes, the third pillar in the alternative protein industry
4 Mar 2021 AIFST Student and Graduate Member Networking session
3 Mar 2021 AIFST Virtual Member Update
24 Feb 2021 Sharon Natoli: Communication Insights for Connecting with Consumers in 2021
16 Feb 2021 Technical Webinar: Allergen management insights and industry guidance
16 Feb 2021 FiE Webinar Series: Principles of Food Preservation
9 Feb 2021 NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium
4 Feb 2021 AIFST Webinar: Codex HACCP Update 2020
2 Feb 2021 2021 AIFST Summer School - Virtual Event
3 Dec 2020 AIFST Virtual Christmas Party - Trivia Night
1 Dec 2020 Technical Webinar: SQF Edition 9 - Update
26 Nov 2020 AIFST 2020 Food Microbiology Conference
24 Nov 2020 WA EVENT - High Pressure Processing Technology: An Industry Insight
17 Nov 2020 Webinar - Food Safety Week: Food Safety – it’s in your hands
5 Nov 2020 Online Event: Vegan Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
29 Oct 2020 Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes - Session 2
28 Oct 2020 AIFST Members Event - Virtual Town Hall
28 Oct 2020 Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes BOTH SESSIONS
28 Oct 2020 Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes - Session 1
27 Oct 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Safety culture - what actually works?
22 Oct 2020 Technical Webinar: The Value of using Design of Experiments (DOE) in Food Product Development and Manufacturing
21 Oct 2020 Food Recall Workshop - Interactive Webinar
15 Oct 2020 AIFST Virtual Networking Event
14 Oct 2020 Webinar: High Moisture Extrusion Cooking (HMEC) Plant-Based Meat Extrusion
8 Oct 2020 Food and Nutrition Science Career Evening
8 Oct 2020 FTAA Event: FTAA Hot Topics Webinar - Innovation Reset beyond COVID – Consumers, Science, SME’s and Processing
6 Oct 2020 AIFST/FIAL Webinar: COVID-19 and your workforce – Guidelines for the food processing industry
1 Oct 2020 Webinar: Fighting food waste for a sustainable food future- how is Australia performing?
29 Sep 2020 Webinar: Fighting Food Waste using the Circular Economy
29 Sep 2020 FiE Webinar Series: Principles of Food Preservation
18 Sep 2020 Careers Webinar: Career Paths in the Food Industry
17 Sep 2020 Webinar: Sharon Natoli - How to make immunity related health claims
16 Sep 2020 Webinar: Codex HACCP Refreshed 2020
10 Sep 2020 FSANZ Webinar: 2020 Hindsight - Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Better Food Regulation
9 Sep 2020 Technical Webinar: Practical real-world food fraud control measures
2 Sep 2020 Food Recall Workshop - Interactive Webinar
1 Sep 2020 Webinar: AFGC PIF V6.0 - #5 Q&A Open House
27 Aug 2020 AIFST General Meeting
21 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #6 FSANZ Regulatory Science Strategy
20 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #5 Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
19 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #4 Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
18 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #3 Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
18 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #2 - Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
17 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #1 Food Science Career Journey and the Future
17 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar Series - Full Registration for all 6 webinars
6 Aug 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together #4
5 Aug 2020 Careers Webinar: Getting Started With LinkedIn
30 Jul 2020 ILSI Webinar: Food System Resilience & Sustainability – Impact, Learnings & the Future Post-COVID-19 Pandemic
8 Jul 2020 AIFST 2020 Annual Awards Ceremony
8 Jul 2020 Webinar: Tasmanian Food Cluster Food Waste Report
2 Jul 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Day 4 Only (Food Security, Sustainability and Food Waste)
25 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Day 2 Only (Health, Nutrition and Consumer Science)
24 Jun 2020 AIFST Virtual Wine and Cheese Trivia Night
24 Jun 2020 AIFST 2020 Young Members and Mentors Virtual Breakfast
23 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Full Convention Registration
23 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Day 1 Only (Food Safety)
22 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Exhibition
16 Jun 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together #3
16 Jun 2020 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) On-line Training Courses
10 Jun 2020 Webinar: AFGC PIF V6.0 - #4 Q&A Open House
4 Jun 2020 Technical Webinar: World Food Safety Day – Food safety, everyone’s business
2 Jun 2020 Technical Webinar: COVID-19 – Food Supply Chain Resilience
28 May 2020 Careers Webinar: Mapping your Career as a Food Safety Professional
27 May 2020 Metiisto Artisan Chocolate – Virtual Factory Tour
26 May 2020 FTAA Event: FTAA Hot Topics 2020 Online Event
21 May 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together #2
21 May 2020 Technical Webinar: VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Environmental Testing Solution
20 May 2020 2020 AIFST Annual General Meeting
14 May 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Security in a Novel World – Food Availability
13 May 2020 Technical Webinar: COVID-19: Risk Assessment in Reverse
8 May 2020 Webinar - AFGC PIF V6.0 - #3 Allergen Information (Section 3.2)
6 May 2020 AIFST Virtual Trivia Night
5 May 2020 Online Event: Food Labelling & Consumer Law
5 May 2020 AIFST Event: AIFST Virtual Exhibition Online Demonstration
30 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: The Virtues of Remote Audits
29 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: How to capture learnings and draw meaning from COVID-19
22 Apr 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together
20 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Security in the Novel World – Safeguarding Food
15 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: COVID-19: FMCG trends & tips to gain a competitive edge during a crisis
14 Apr 2020 AIFST Webinar - The Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling
6 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Security in the Novel World
3 Apr 2020 Webinar - AFGC PIF V6.0 - #2 Country of Origin (Section 2.2)
2 Apr 2020 WEBINAR: CLEAN LABEL – SIMPLE INGREDIENTS
30 Mar 2020 AIFST Webinar: COVID-19 - How to deal with such an Unchosen Change
26 Mar 2020 Food Recall Workshop - Webinar
25 Mar 2020 The Virtual Lunch Room
23 Mar 2020 AIFST Webinar - Personal Food Safety in the time of COVID19
20 Mar 2020 Webinar - AFGC PIF V6.0 - #1 Ingredient Declaration (Section 2.1)
19 Mar 2020 Food and Beverage Processing Consultation Webinars
16 Mar 2020 AIFST Webinar - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) should food businesses and consumers be worried?
11 Mar 2020 AIFST Networking Night - SA
11 Mar 2020 Food Recall Workshop- SA
10 Feb 2020 2020 NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium

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