The Global Harmonization Initiative (GHI) is accepting abstracts for the 1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security. This will be held in Leiden, The Netherlands from March 24–28, 2019.           

One of the major problems in food safety and security regulation is that many existing laws, rules, and guidelines are originated from decades-old data and methods, several of which are not even relevant to human exposure. The rationale for organizing the 1st GHI World Congress is to generate a platform to present and implement the most suitable assays for food safety and security assessment within all relevant fields—from chemistry and microbiology, to genetic toxicology and genomics—throughout entire processes, from farm to fork.                        

The outcomes of the Congress can pave the way toward more accurate detection of human risk to dietary components and thus, improve human health status. The intent is to produce a declaration that is agreed by all participants which calls for and establishes a target to change regulations within a specified time based on available knowledge.                            

The 1st GHI World Congress on Food Safety and Security will address the following topics:                       

  1. Food microbiology
  2. Genomics and genetics
  3. Food chemistry
  4. Food safety assessment
  5. Food science, education and communication
  6. Global food safety incidences
  7. Food safety versus nutrition security
  8. Factory design and food Safety (Jointly with EHEDG)
  9. New technologies for food safety and security
  10. Food wastes, recycling wastes for generating a clean environment
  11. Food packaging safety developments, standardization, and regulation
  12. Ethics in the food chain (Jointly with ISEKI)
  13. Food laws and regulations
  14. Consumers
  15. Other                        

Abstract submission will be open until January 15, 2019. The Scientific Committee welcomes submissions for oral and poster presentations. Notifications regarding acceptance of the abstracts will be sent on a regular basis (within 2 or 3 weeks after submission).                        

Before starting your submission, you are advised to review the abstract submission guidelines and requirements