ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

 

Introduction and Goals 

Food safety and quality system is one of the main pillars of municipal work which aimed protecting consumer health and safety and public health. The system is currently facing a number of changes and challenges at the local, regional and international levels such as the emergence of modern technologies in the fields of food industry and preservation, commercial fraud, changing consumption patterns and increasing cases of food-borne and water-borne diseases as well as their impacts on the fields of tourism, trade, business, education, health, etc.
Indeed, such challenges need to be addressed through developing of human resources working in the control authorities and providing them with the latest technologies and equipment to control hazards level in foods. Various media and modern social media play an important role in raising the awareness in society about the significance of food safety and quality and preservation of municipal achievements.
The conference will be held from 21 – 22 April 2020 within the GCC in conjunction with the Food Safety Week in the Sultanate and the Gulf Food Safety Day. The conference covers two major themes; food safety and Municipal work and aims to address the latest developments, share scientific and practical experiences and experiments with the participation of experts and specialists from different countries and GCC countries.
 

Conference Themes:

1. Risk in Foods
This theme targets papers in food safety hazards and associated risks.

2. Geography of food (Export and Import)
This theme targets papers in food safety and quality dimensions related to food production and distribution networks.

3. Regulatory Frame Work of Food Inspection
This theme focuses on the principles of food inspection and its organised framework.

4. Safety of Food within Sustainable Development (Energy & Water)
This theme tackles food safety as an input of food security within Food-Water-Energy nexus by highlighting the link between food safety and the sustainable development goals.
 

Participants:

  • Food safety specialists in the public and private sectors.
  • Researchers and academics in food safety.
  • University and college students.
  • Public health officials and health educators.
 

Language:

Arabic and English languages (Interpretation is available).

Organizer:

Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources
 

Abstract Submission:

  • Abstract Submission deadline: to be announced soon.
  • Notification of Acceptance: to be announced

To submit abstracts, please click here : http://www.foodsafetyweek.om/Abstract-Submission

Note: The organizer will provide travel tickets (economy class) and accommodation for the approved accepted papers.

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For more information or enquiries, please contact us on:
fsm@mrmwr.gov.om
Or
Dr. Ismail Al-Bulushi
Chair of Scientific Committee:
isab@squ.edu.om