34th EFFoST International Conference 2020

Bridging high-tech, food-tech and health: Consumer-oriented innovations

10-12 November 2020 | Online event

In light of the increasing challenges the food industry faces, there is an immediate need for healthy, safe, sustainable, diverse and wholesome food solutions to fit the needs and preferences of the consumer. EFFoST 2020 will catalyse partnerships and exchanges of fundamental and applied interdisciplinary insights and ideas to enhance and extend the capacity of the food sector to face such challenges today and tomorrow.     

Every year the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) organises this prestigious academic food science and technology conference. EFFoST2020 conference was held online, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated health concerns.

The online conference programme consisted of two parts:

  • A live online event with inspiring invited speakers.
  • An on-demand section where pre-recorded presentations and posters from accepted abstracts will be available for 30 days after the event.

This solution allowed presenters to reach a larger audience for an extended period of time, thus, boosting the impact of the presented studies.

The 34th EFFoST International Conference will explore the theme: Bridging high-tech, food-tech and health: Consumer-oriented innovations. This is further examined in the below-mentioned sub-themes that highlight the expertise of our conference host, Technion.

Conference topics

Engineering consumer-oriented foods

  • Optimizing foods for health: processing, properties, digestibility and delivery
  • Tackling food-consumer complexities: –omics analyses, food personalization and precise nutrition
  • Big data, IOT and modelling for a smarter food sector
  • Food safety and novel food trends

Shaping the food chain sustainability

  • Optimizing resource use: rationalizing food fabrication and by-product valorisation
  • New and novel extraction/processing technologies for better foods
  • Smart and sustainable food packaging and coatings
  • Farm to fork sustainability assessments

Enhancing the endurance, diversity and resilience of the food chain

  • Food traceability, authentication and consumer perceptions
  • Novel food sources and ingredients
  • Food palatability and pleasurability: rheology, sensory analysis and rationalized formulation
  • Education of consumers and/or food professionals



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