Distinguished colleagues and dear friends,
It is a great honour and pleasure to extend my greetings to you on behalf of the Organizing and the Scientific Committee of the Second International Congress on Food Safety and Quality – “Food Life Cycle”, which will take place from the 13th to the 16th of November 2018 in beautiful Opatija.
Due to the great interest and attendance of the first Croatian Food Quality and Safety Congress with international participation, this year our wish is to organise even greater and more educational Congress to exchange experience of Croatian and foreign experts and to raise awareness of health safety and food safety issues.
The Congress’ program includes topics from the domain of food safety and quality, with an emphasis on its effects on human health. Therefore, the discussions will cover new technologies, crisis communication and risk management, ecological production and GMO, management system, analysis, certifications and accreditations, development and application of analytical methods, microbiological food safety, safety of food contact materials and materials in contact with water intended for human consumption, geographical origin and food fraud, disease prevention and food-borne diseases, health tourism, trends in supplementation and dietary supplements, online food sales and numerous other important and related topics.
Based on the key assumption that food safety is the shared responsibility of countries, manufacturers, distributors, professionals, but also consumers themselves, top lecturers and interlocutors will speak about professional and current topics.Judging by the response to the First Congress, where more than 300 participants and 20 prominent guests from the country and the world lecturers exchanged their knowledge and experience in four days, we expect more lecturers and experts from this year’s edition to encourage new discussions and to offer the latest knowledge on important topics from the domain of food safety and quality.
Organizers and co-organisers of the Second Croatian Food Quality and Safety Congress are Andrija Stampar Teaching Institute of Public Health, Croatian Metrology Society, South East European Network for Food Safety and Quality Control (SEEN-FSQC), Croatian Institute of Public Health, Ruđer Bošković Institute, Croatian Veterinary Institute, Faculty of Agriculture and Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology University of Zagreb, The National Laboratory of Health, Environment and Food Maribor (Slovenia), Institute of Public Health of Vojvodina (Novi Sad), Institute of Health and Food Safety Zenica and Public Health Institute of the Republic of Srpska (Banja Luka) in cooperation with other institutions in country and abroad.
Last year’s Congress was held under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic and participation of the European Commission’s representative for health and food safety, the European Parliament, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the US Food and Drug Administration’s Europe Office (FDA), EUROLAB (Lisbon, Portugal), the Ministry of Science and Education, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Croatia, the International Committee for Animal Recording (Rome, Italy), the National Food Agency (Uppsala, Sweden), the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Warsaw (Poland), the Italian National Institute of Health, and other distinguished participants.
Zvonimir Šostar, MD
President of the Congress
FOOD LIFE CYCLE