Dr. h.c. Huub Lelieveld
Mr. Larry Keener, CFS
Dr. Sangsuk Oh
Dr. Gerhard Schleining
Dr. Vishweshwaraiah Prakash
Dr. Bernd van der Meulen
Irena Soljic, MSc.
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GHI DIRECTORS & COORDINATORS
Ms. Julie Larson Bricher
Irena Soljic, MSc.
Dr. Alina-Ioana Gostin
Ambassador Programme Director
Dr. Aleksandra Martinovic
Mr. Richard F. Stier
Nila Ghasemkhani, MSc.
Ms. Nicole Coutrelis
Dr. Bernd van der Meulen
Legal Advisor - Food
Dr. Sian Astley
Mr. Grigor Badalyan
Dr. Aine Regan
Social Media Advisor
Mr. Gunter Greil
GHI SUPERVISORY BOARD
Ms. Michaela Pichler (Chair)
EuCheMS Food Chemistry Division, Hamburg, Germany
CSIRO, Werribee, Australia
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Fuzhou University and Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology, Fujian, China
Roosevelt Academy, Tilburg,
EuroFIR, Brussels, Belgium
Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela
Dr. Kwang-Ok Kim
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
Dr. Pablo Juliano
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Plan to participate at
upcoming GHI Meetings!
In the coming months, GHI will hold several general meetings, working group gatherings, and make presentations at scientific meetings all over the globe.
After the distribution of several short messages over the past months, it is a pleasure to present you with the Summer 2017 issue of GHI Matters. I take this opportunity to inform you of our intention to organise the 1st GHI Congress
, to take place in The Netherlands in Spring 2019. The aim of the congress is to wake up the world to the proven scientific evidence about assessing and controlling food safety that has been accumulated over the past three decades.
It seems unbelievable that data generated at enormous costs to society remain largely ignored by those who decide on regulations. The problem seems to be that scientists talk with each other but fail to communicate clearly with those who make the decisions, including everybody from politicians to the general public. If we do not bridge the gap, little will happen and people will not benefit from the knowledge generated.
The aim of the GHI Congress is to start bridging the gap by addressing politicians, CEOs, journalists and indeed the general public in a clear, understandable way. Please keep an eye on the GHI website,
, for more information on this important event. Also, we welcome your suggestions to help make the congress a success.
Join GHI at the IFT17 General Meeting in
GHI Vice President Larry Keener will lead a GHI General Meeting at the 2017 Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Expo, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. The meeting will take place on Sunday, 25 July from 9:00-11:00 am in Room 606 at The Venetian (3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.).
In addition to updates on GHI activities and progress in communications, education, publications and Working Group and Ambassador programs, Mr. Keener will lead a GHI discussion, "FSMA: Is it Harmonizing or Dis
ruptive?" from 10:15-11:00 during the meeting.
The meeting is free and open to all IFT conference participants, irregardless of membership in GHI. If you're attending IFT in Las Vegas, please make plans to attend our meeting. Thank you to GHI Ambassador to the U.S., Dr Aurora A. Saulo, for organizing the meeting.
Second GHI Book Available
Editors: V. Prakash, Olga Martin-Belloso, Larry Keener, Sian Astley, Susanne Braun, Helena McMahon and Huub Lelieveld
2015 | 536 pages | Elsevier Academic Press
Regulating Safety of Traditional and Ethnic Foods is the second book in the GHI Series published by Elsevier Academic Press. Authors examine a variety of traditional foods from around the world, their risks and benefits, and how regulatory steps may assist in establishing safe parameters for these foods without reducing their cultural or nutritive value in today's diets. Visit the Elsevier Store page for pricing and ordering details. GHI members receive a 30% discount by using the special code GHI30.
ISEKI Offers Free Webinars
ISEKI Food Association, European FooD-STA, European Food Studies and Training Alliance, and Elsevier are offering a series of
in June. Click on the links below for details and online registration.
You can find the complete list of future and past webinars at https://iseki-food.net/webinars.
Order Your Copy of GHI's First Book and Receive a 30% Discount
Based on the principles of GHI,
Ensuring Global Food Safety: Exploring Global Harmonization
offers a rational and multi-faceted approach to current food safety issues, while arguing that a science-based global regulatory framework will enhance the safety, availability and quality of the food supply worldwide.
GHI was specifically established to help build global consensus on the scientific evidence underpinning food safety policymaking. This book provides practical examples in key areas such as microbiology, toxicology and nutrition, as well as discusses possible improvements necessary to sustain the integrity of the global food supply in the 21st century. Get a
30% discount by using Code GHI30
order your copy from Academic Press/Elsevier
Member News & Notes
GHI Working Group chair Jaap Hanekamp has co-authored with Aalt Bast the just-published book, Toxicology: What Everyone Should Know. This essential reference describes important discoveries in toxicology through the ages, explores their historical and sociological impacts, and shows how they still influence recent, state-of-the-art developments.
In addition, the book shows how these developments are extrapolated into public and political perceptions on risks and the regulatory consequences, emphasizing environmental issues, such as manmade and natural chemicals, their interaction and impact, nutrition and drugs. For more information and to order, visit Elsevier Academic Press. Get a 30% discount by using Code GHI30 when you order your copy.
Superfood and Functional Food - An Overview of Their Processing and Utilization
GHI Ambassador Viduranga Waisundara and Naofumi Shiomi
, has been published by InTech as an open access book. The book
focuses on the usage and application of plant- and animal-based food products with significant functional properties and health benefits, as well as their development into processed food. Many chapters in this book contain overviews on superfood and functional food from South America. Details on the functional properties of apiculture products are also included, as well as an area that is not widely discussed in academia - pet food with functional properties.
Chapters can be downloaded individually from the InTech webpage...
In case you missed it: GHI Ambassador to Kenya, Hon. Prof. Ruth Oniang'o published a special issue on biofortification in the African Journal of Food, Nutrition and Development (AFJAND). The initiator of the special issue, Dr. Howarth Bouis, is the 2016 winner of the World Food Prize. Check out the special issue online...
GHI Ambassador Web Pages
You now have the opportunity to communicate your GHI activities on a
web page dedicated to your country or region
. Check out the individual
already posted on GHI's new website for ideas and inspiration on what to post!
For more information about becoming a GHI Ambassador, please email
Dr. Alina-Ioana Gostin
GHI Ambassador Programme Director
Conferences & Meetings
regularly makes presentations and holds general and working group meetings in conjunction with scientific and food industry conferences around the globe.
for details and links, or
contact us via email to submit listings.
IFT17 (Institute of Food Technologists) Annual Conference
25-28 June 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada USA
A GHI General Meeting will be held on 25 June 2017 from
9:00-11:00 am in Room 606 at The Venetian (3355 S. Las Vegas Boulevard). If you arrive early, please introduce yourselves to those who are already there and those who join later. Download the agenda here.
4th North and East European Congress on Food (NEEFood)
10-13 September 2017
NEEFood has extended the abstract submission deadline to 1 July 2017. GHI members are invited to submit abstracts. Visit the
XIXth EuroFoodChem Conference
4-6 October 2017
GHI President Dr. h.c. Huub Lelieveld will give a keynote presentation on harmonization of regulations to control food adulteration, composition and safety, and how to ensure the effectiveness of harmonized regulations. Visit the
for more information.
NUTRICON Food Quality & Safety, Health & Nutrition 2017 Congress
5-7 October 2017
Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
GHI is a supporting organization, and will hold a GHI General Meeting at this conference. Find out more at the
Food Security Center, University of Hohenheim
6-25 November 2017
University of Abomey-Calavi, Republic of Benin
Summer School 2017
The theme is "Food and Nutrition Security for the Next 20-25 Years." There are scholarships available. Visit the
31st EFFoST International Conference
13-16 November 2017
Melia Sitges, Sitges, Spain
GHI is a supporting organization, and will hold a GHI General Meeting at this conference.
Participating GHI members who wish to contribute to the GHI Session on global harmonization are invited to contact
before June 22. Find out more at the