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17th International Conference on Food & Nutrition , will be organized around the theme “Accelerating Research & Innovation in Food & Nutrition”

Food & Nutrition 2017 is comprised of 14 tracks and 106 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Food & Nutrition 2017.

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Food is made up of nutrients. Micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals are needed only in small amounts. Macronutrients such as carbohydrates, protein and fat are needed in larger amounts. The body cannot function properly if one or more nutrients are missing. A healthy and balanced diet provides foods in the right amounts and combinations that are safe and free from disease and harmful substances Prevention is better than cure. The earlier a person starts to eat a healthy and balanced diet, the more he or she will stay healthy. Once weight has been lost it may be difficult to regain it because of tiredness and lack of appetite.


  • Track 1-1•Food colouring
  • Track 1-2•Food composition
  • Track 1-3•Food fortification
  • Track 1-4•Food labelling
  • Track 1-5•Food supplements
  • Track 1-6•Food nitrification
  • Track 1-7•Food physical chemistry
  • Track 1-8•Organic food & manufacturing
A Food Safety Management System (FSMS) is a network of interrelated elements that combine to ensure that food does not cause adverse human health effects. These elements include programs, plans, policies, procedures, practices, processes, goals, objectives, methods, controls, roles, responsibilities, relationships, documents, records, and resources.


  • Track 2-1 •Food safety regulatory affair
  • Track 2-2•Environmental protection co-management with food safety
  • Track 2-3•Challenges to food hygiene & safety
  • Track 2-4•Advances in food quality & processing
  • Track 2-5•Microbiological & chemical aspects of food safety
  • Track 2-6•Foodomics approaches in food safety
  • Track 2-7•Novel foods, processes & nanomaterial
  • Track 2-8•Entrepreneurs investment meet
  • Track 2-9•Food safety oil & fat analysis

Nanotechnology can be defined as the design, characterisation, production and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling shape and size at the nanometre scale. It covers a very wide range of activities, so it is probably more correct to refer to 'nanotechnologies’. Nanomaterial have been defined by the Royal Society as having one dimension less than 100 nanometres, but this is not a rigid definition and may change as the science evolves. There is increasing interest in the nanoscale because properties of such materials can be very different from those at the larger scale, and potentially very useful. This can be because materials have a  relatively larger surface area, which can make them more chemically reactive. Materials at this scale can also have different optical, electrical or magnetic behaviour. The types of material produced can be at the nanoscale in one dimension (very thin coatings), two dimensions (nanowires and nanotubes) or three dimensions (nanoparticles, such as very fine powder preparations). Nanotechnologies are not new – chemists have been making polymers based on nanoscale sub-units for many years and we are also exposed to nanoparticles in daily life (such as from vehicular exhaust emissions).In their widest sense, nanotechnology and nanomaterial’s are a natural part of food processing and conventional foods, because the characteristic properties of many foods rely on nanometre sized components (such as nanoemulsions and foams). However, recent technological developments lead the way for manufactured nanoparticles to be added to food. These could be finely divided forms of existing ingredients, or completely novel chemical structures.

  • Track 3-1•Nanotechnology in food & agriculture
  • Track 3-2•Nanotechnology in food processing, preservation & safety
  • Track 3-3•Nanotechnology in cosmetic
  • Track 3-4•Nanotechnology& neutraceuticals
  • Track 3-5•Nanotechnology & food packaging
  • Track 3-6•Nanoengineered foods
  • Track 3-7•Nanotechnology in food microbiology
  • Track 3-8•Regulatory approaches to nanotechnology in food industry

Bacteria are the most important microorganisms to the food processor. Most are harmless, many are highly beneficial, some indicate the probable presence of filth, disease organisms, spoilage and a few cause disease. There are thousands of species of bacteria, but all are single-celled and fall into three basic shapes: spherical, straight rods, and spiral rods. To see them, you need a microscope that magnifies about 1000-fold. All bacteria reproduce by dividing into two cells. The two cells then divide to become 4, 4 become 8, and so forth. Under ideal conditions, this doubling may occur as frequently as every 15 minutes, so that within 5 hours there will be more than a million cells from the original single cell. If there are 1000 original cells instead of a single one, there will be over 1 billion cells in 5 hours Some rod-shaped bacteria are capable of existing in two forms, dormant spores and active vegetative cells. Vegetative cells form spores under adverse conditions as a means of survival. Spore forms preserve the bacteria from starvation, drying, freezing, chemicals, and heat. When conditions become favourable, the spores germinate, with each spore again becoming a vegetative cell with the ability to reproduce. Among the bacteria, sporulation is not a means of reproduction since each cell forms a single spore which later germinates into a single cell again. Most sporulating bacteria that grow in the presence of air belong to the Genus Bacillus, and most that grow only in the absence of air belong to the Genus Clostridium.

  • Track 4-1•Thermal processing
  • Track 4-2•Food mycology
  • Track 4-3•Microbial aspects of food spoilage & quality
  • Track 4-4•Microbial ecology of foods
  • Track 4-5•Brewing & malting technology
  • Track 4-6•Bakery & confectionary
  • Track 4-7•Cereal chemistry& technology

The term food preservation refers to any one of a number of techniques used to prevent food from spoiling. It includes methods such as canning, pickling, drying and freeze-drying, irradiation, pasteurization , smoking, and the addition of chemical additives. Food preservation has become an  increasingly important component of the food industry as fewer people eat foods produced on their own lands, and as consumers expect to be able to purchase and consume foods that are out of season. Dairy foods are also using forms of advanced packaging technologies to enhance shelf life. RyanFoods, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dean Foods that produces extended shelf life (ESL) fluid milk products, uses ESL processing and packaging to push back their "best before" dates. ESL processing and packaging employs ultra-high temperature (UHT) pasteurization. 

  • Track 5-1•Food, nutrition & health
  • Track 5-2•Hydrophilic colloids in food industry
  • Track 5-3•Functionality& behaviour of hydrocolloids
  • Track 5-4•Food safety: prevention & control

Food Toxicology is involved in delivering a safe and edible supply of food to the consumer. During processing, a number of substances may be added to food to make it look, taste, or smell better. Fats, oils, sugars, starches and other substances may be added to change the texture and taste of food. All of these additives are studied to determine if and at what amount, they may produce adverse effects. A second area of interest includes food allergies. Almost 30% of the American people have some food allergy. For example, many people have trouble digesting milk, and are lactose intolerant. In addition, toxic substances such as pesticides may be applied to a food crop in the field, while lead, arsenic, and cadmium are naturally present in soil and water, and may be absorbed by plants. Toxicologists must determine the acceptable daily intake level for those substances.

  • Track 6-1•Food allergy
  • Track 6-2•Food borne germs & illness
  • Track 6-3•Cross contamination
  • Track 6-4•Food defence
  • Track 6-5•Food safety hazards & control
  • Track 6-6•Food safety & sanitation
  • Track 6-7•Food infection

Food fraud is a collective term used to encompass the deliberate and intentional substitution, addition, tampering, or misrepresentation of food, food ingredients, or food packaging; or false or misleading statements made about a product, for economic gain. Food fraud is a broader term than either the economically motivated adulteration (EMA) defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the more specific general concept of food counterfeiting. Food fraud may not include “adulteration” or “misbranding,” as

defined in the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), when it involves acts such as tax-avoidance and smuggling. The economic motivation behind food fraud is distinctly different from those for food safety, food defence, and food quality. The cause of an event might be food fraud, but if a public health threat becomes involved, the effect is an adulterated product and a food safety incident. All of this is under the umbrella of food protection, which encompasses food fraud, food quality, food safety, and food defense. Here is no statutory definition of food fraud, and different countries, researchers and industry groups have defined it in various ways. However, food fraud is most commonly referred to as the intentional defrauding of food and food ingredients for economic gain. Food fraud is estimated to cost the global food industry $10-$15 billion a year. Food fraud can occur in a variety of situations. Food or food ingredients may be substituted for lower-quality, inferior ingredients, or one species for another. Food ingredients may be diluted with water, or main ingredients may be omitted or removed. Some producers deceive consumers, manufactures, retailers, and governments for the sole purpose of making money. Many consumers are not interested in how the food they consume is produced or where it comes from but are more concerned about being able to purchase food inexpensively. The lack of interest and knowledge by the consumer increases the risk of food fraud by producers and manufacturers who are solely interested in making a big profit.

Although the majority of food fraud cases have not resulted in death or serious illnesses, food fraud can still be a food safety concern. Food products can be substituted with a common allergen, such as tree nuts or eggs, and can cause severe adverse reactions to consumers. Unfortunately, food fraud is not a new concept and has been going on for thousands of years. In the middle Ages, when the price of imported spices increased, merchants would substitute spices with seeds, stones or dusts. In the 18th and 19th centuries, milk was commonly diluted with water, sometimes dirty water, and colour with chalk or plaster. Over the past couple of years, there have been several reported food fraud incidents. In 2013, consumers in England, France, Greece and several other countries were duped and unknowingly purchased meatballs, burgers and other food products that contained horse meat. The suppliers of the products were aware that their products contained horse meat, but instead of declaring it on the product labels, the suppliers saw an opportunity to make money and deceive their consumers who thought they were buying beef.

  • Track 7-1•Flavour science & artificial sweeteners
  • Track 7-2•Practices in food inspection
  • Track 7-3•Retail & food service
  • Track 7-4•Sanitary equipment & facility design
  • Track 7-5•Strategies & technologies to reduce food wastage
  • Track 7-6•Threat analysis critical control point (TACCP)

Nutrition, nourishment, or aliment, is the supply of materials - food - required by organisms and cells to stay alive. In science and human medicine, nutrition is the science or practice of consuming and utilizing foods. IN hospitals, nutrition may refer to the food requirements of patients, including nutritional solutions delivered via an IV (intravenous) or IG (intragastric) tube. Nutritional science studies how the body breaks food down (catabolism) and repairs and creates cells and tissue (anabolism) - catabolism and anabolism = metabolism. Nutritional science also examines how the body responds to food.

  • Track 8-1•Nutrition epidemiology
  • Track 8-2•Nutrition Supplements
  • Track 8-3•Public health nutrition
  • Track 8-4•Paediatric nutrition
  • Track 8-5•Nutrition in women’s health & pregnancy
  • Track 8-6•Functional Food
  • Track 8-7•Nutrition in Medicine

Nutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term that is used to describe any product derived from food sources with extra health benefits in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. They can be considered non-specific biological therapies used to promote general well-being, control symptoms and prevent malignant processes. The term “nutraceutical” combines two words – “nutrient” (a nourishing food component) and “pharmaceutical” (a medical drug). The name was coined in 1989 by Stephen DeFelice, founder and chairman of the Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, an American organization located in Cranford, New Jersey.The philosophy behind nutraceuticals is to focus on prevention, according to the saying by a Greek physician Hippocrates (known as the father of medicine) who said “let food be your medicine”. Their role in human nutrition is one of the most important areas of investigation, with wide-raging implications for consumers, health-care providers, regulators, food producers and distributors.

  • Track 9-1 •Dietary supplements
  • Track 9-2•Nutraceuticals in weight management
  • Track 9-3•Nutraceuticals for cardiovascular health
  • Track 9-4•Nutraceuticals in Cancer therapy
  • Track 9-5•Probiotics & prebiotics
  • Track 9-6•Bioactive nutraceuticals
  • Track 9-7•Whey protein
  • Track 9-8•Alternative Medicine and Traditional Medicine Nutrients
  • Track 9-9•Vitamin supplements
  • Track 9-10•Recent trends in nutraceutical research

Think back on everything you have eaten over the last 24 hours. Do you think that your diet is well balanced and that you are getting the appropriate nutrients you need? Proper nutrition is very important to maintaining a healthy body and mind. The body requires over 40 essential nutrients to function properly, including vitamins, minerals, amino acids, protein and carbohydrates. In addition to the quality of nutrients consumed, the body must also maintain a certain quantity of food to remain healthy. Humans must consume a certain amount of calories each day in order to maintain a productive and energetic lifestyle. A large problem facing the human population today is malnutrition. Malnutrition is when a person's diet has an imbalance of the essential nutrients that the body needs to remain healthy. This imbalance in nutrients can weaken the person's immune system and body and make them more susceptible to illnesses. Malnutrition can also cause delays in a child's physical and mental development. Malnutrition is often divided into two different types, which are under-nutrition and over-nutrition. These two different types of malnutrition vary by what the person is consuming, how it is influencing their body and the prevalence in certain regions of the world.

When most people think of malnutrition, they often think of someone who is suffering from under-nutrition. Under-nutrition occurs when a person consumes a diet that does not meet the necessary requirements for the amount of essential nutrients or calories a person needs to remain healthy. This type of malnutrition can occur when people are not eating enough food, or when the food they are eating does not contain well-balanced nutrients. The World Health Organization estimates that one out of every three people is suffering from a deficiency in one or more essential nutrients. The symptoms associated with under-nutrition vary by deficiency, but all deficiencies will eventually cause permanent harm to the body. Throughout the world, there are three common deficiencies that people suffer from. Lack of vitamin A in the diet is a very large problem worldwide and results in many cases of blindness in children each year. A deficiency in iron can cause a person to become anaemic, which can result in fatigue, increased risk of infection and increased risk of haemorrhaging during childbirth. Iodine deficiency is also very common, with one-third of the human population suffering from a lack of iodine. Iodine is important for proper functioning of the thyroid gland, which is responsible for producing hormones that manage the body's metabolic rate. A lack of iodine can cause stunted growth, mental delays and the creation of goitres, which are when the thyroid glands at the base of the neck become swollen.

  • Track 10-1•Urban malnutrition
  • Track 10-2•Overnutrition
  • Track 10-3•Protein energy malnutrition
  • Track 10-4•Causes of malnutrition
  • Track 10-5•Effects of malnutrition
  • Track 10-6•Malnutrition in children
  • Track 10-7•Malnutrition in women & teenagers
  • Track 10-8•Malnutrition- health risks & syndromes

Centre for Lipid Research of CSIR-IICT is recognized nationally and internationally as centre for excellence in the area of lipid research. Vegetable oil industry is one of the major industries in the world with a huge turnover next to petrochemicals. Vegetable oils not only play a significant role in nutrition but find use in diverse applications. Centre for Lipid Research has given major thrust on basic as well as applied research. The vision and goals of the Lipids Group mainly pertain to Newer Processing Methodologies for Vegetable Oils, Oleo chemicals and Specialty Chemicals, Bio lubricants, Biodiesel and Nutraceuticals. Centre for Lipid Research is presently executing several R & D projects with the financial support of several Government Agencies and Industrial Organizations. Centre for Lipid Research has established a good rapport with the Indian Industries and CSIR has taken a decision to strengthen this group by recognizing it as “The Centre of Excellence for Lipid Research”. The Centre has established state of art facilities in the areas of Vegetable Oils and Allied Products, Biodiesel, and Lubricants in addition to some specialized pilot units. This facility caters the needs of the vegetable oil and allied product industry on par with the International Standards. The Centre for Lipid Research is also organizing several Human Resource Development Programmes for the benefit of the vegetable oil and allied industry. In the present scenario, renewable raw materials are gaining prominence offering greater opportunities for researchers to develop processes and products based on green technologies and the Centre for Lipid Research is geared up to meet the future challenges.

  • Track 11-1•Lipids in molecular medicine
  • Track 11-2•Techniques involved in lipid research
  • Track 11-3•Lipids: nutrition & health
  • Track 11-4•Fats - cardio metabolic risks
  • Track 11-5•Lipids & bioenergy
  • Track 11-6•Lipids in signalling & intracellular trafficking
  • Track 11-7•Obesity & health
  • Track 11-8•Protein-lipid & interactions
  • Track 11-9•Lipid & lipoprotein metabolism
  • Track 11-10•Structural diversity of lipids

The Nutritional Science major (formerly known as Human Nutrition and Foods) focuses on the physiological and biological aspects of foods and nutrients. Opportunities for nutritional scientists include research positions in laboratories, hospitals, and industry. This major prepares students for graduate study. The program also meets premedical and pre-dental requirements, and many students go on to professional schools. It is not necessary to complete an additional application form in order to be accepted into the Nutritional Science program. On their application to The University of Maryland, both freshman and transfer students should simply declare their major as Nutritional Science. The Nutritional Science program code for your application is 1306H. Students who are enrolled in other majors at the University of Maryland should contact the department for information about changing their major to Nutritional Science.

  • Track 12-1•Food policy & applied nutrition
  • Track 12-2•Biochemistry & molecular nutrition
  • Track 12-3•Nutritional genomics
  • Track 12-4•Nutritional cytokines
  • Track 12-5•Nutrition & immune system
  • Track 12-6•Food, nutrition & health policies
  • Track 12-7•Nutrition in exercise & sport

A dietician (or dietician) is an expert in dietetics; that is, human nutrition and the regulation of diet. A dietician alters their patient's nutrition based upon their medical condition and individual needs. Dieticians are the only healthcare professionals licensed to assess, diagnose, and treat nutritional problems. For example, safely regulating the diet of a patient with Crohn's disease is out of physician's scope of expertise, thus a dietician must be called to permit any changes based upon their knowledge of nutritional biochemistry. Dieticians work in a variety of settings from clinical to community and public policy to media communications.

  • Track 13-1•Nutrigenomics
  • Track 13-2•Clinical nutrition
  • Track 13-3•Sports nutrition
  • Track 13-4•Human & community nutrition
  • Track 13-5•Nutritional screening & nutritional risk
  • Track 13-6•Nutritional disorder
  • Track 13-7•Nutrition physiology
  • Track 13-8•Ruminant nutrition

The growing awareness of the relationship between diet and health has led to an increasing demand for food products that support health above and beyond providing basic nutrition. Probiotics and prebiotics are components present in foods, or that can be incorporated into foods, which yield health benefits related to their interactions with the gastrointestinal tract (GI). While the benefits of prebiotics have come to light in more recent years, recognition of probiotic effects dates back to the 19th century when the French scientist Louis Pasteur (1822 –1895) postulated the importance of microorganisms in human life; this was further reinforced by work done by 1908 Nobel Prize-winner Elie Metchnikoff.

  • Track 14-1•Probiotics in paediatric nutrition
  • Track 14-2•Probiotics in obesity and weight Management
  • Track 14-3•Microbial pathogenesis
  • Track 14-4•Health benefits of probiotics
  • Track 14-5•Novel applications of Probiotics
  • Track 14-6•Post-surgery probiotic supplementation
  • Track 14-7 •Microbes as a probiotics