Upcoming events

    • 20 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Zoom
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    AIFST Webinar: The need for plant based meat alternatives

    Date: Thursday 20th May

    Time: 1:00pm - 2pm (AEST)

    CPD Points: 1

    OVERVIEW: 

    In this webinar, Helen will be discussing:

    • Plant-based meat alternatives – what are these and why the interest? 
    • What do dietary guidelines recommend and what are Australians eating? 
    • How might plant-based meat alternatives fit into a heathy diet, assist with food security and help the planet? 
    • Nutrient profile of plant-based meat alternatives and reformulation targets 
    • Plant-based meat alternatives – options for consumers and industry 

    Speaker: Helen Morris, University of Adelaide

    Helen is the Program Coordinator for the Bachelor of Food and Nutrition Science at the University of Adelaide and coordinates and teaches several of the nutrition science courses within this program.

    She is an Education Specialist and a member of the University’s Education Academy, also an Accredited Practising Dietitian with 35 years of experience covering clinical nutrition and dietetics across the life cycle (neonatal to geriatrics), community and public health nutrition, food service and education across a wide variety of audiences.

    She contributed at a state-level to the development and implementation of the South Australian healthy food and nutrition policy for schools and pre-schools, in particular the development and delivery of training workshops and resources. Her contribution was recognised in 2012 with an Order of Australia Medal.


    • 25 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Auditorium and Foyer Building 500 Chemistry South Campus Curtin University Kent Street Bently WA 6102 Australia
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    WA INDUSTRY CAREERS NIGHT NOW on the 25th May*

    Due to recent Covid restrictions this event is now full. If you are interested in joining the wait list please email us at aifst@aifst.com.au

    Hear from food industry experts on their experience of working in the food industry and what they expect from job applicants.

    Speakers on the night:

    Justin Whitely, Compass Group on AIFST

    Stuart Johnson, General Manager Vesco Foods

    Samantha Fewster, Food Technologist, Quality Produce International

    Vicky Solah, Murdoch University

    Following the presentations there will be a networking session.

    Please contact AIFST for the student non-member registration code

    * Please note this event is re-scheduled from the 27th April due to Covid Event Restrictions


    • 26 May 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom
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    Webinar: Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis – a fact of life for many Australians

    Food Allergy Week (FAW) is an Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia initiative which was launched in May in 2003 to raise awareness of food allergy.

    Join AIFST and Jodi Aiken from Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia as she shares insights on food allergy. She will be discussing:

    • What is allergy
    • Allergy Triggers
    • Increase in allergies
    • Anaphylaxis and its management
    • Food allergy fatalities
    • Food Allergen labelling
    • Food Recalls
    • Food packaging and allergens

    About the presenter: Jodi Aiken – Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia

    Jody works for Allergy & Anaphylaxis Australia (A&AA) as a Health Management Educator. She has a B.App.Sci (Food and Nutrition) and a Master in Public Health.

    Jody has been working in the area of Nutrition and Public Health for over 25 years. She has worked in research and health promotion with NSW Health and Healthy Kids School Canteen Association before joining A&AA in March 2016.

    Jody has a special interest in allergies, as she has a child at risk of anaphylaxis to peanut and tree nut, as well as having a lifelong fish allergy herself.

    In her role as Health Management Educator with A&AA, Jody advises people living with allergies and their carers on allergy management issues, writes newsletters, website content, social media posts and government submissions. She also liaises with food industry, government departments and other key stakeholders. She sits on the National Allergy Strategy steering and project committees. Jody is an associate member of Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) and sits on the ASCIA anaphylaxis, dietitian and paediatric committees.



    • 26 May 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • NSW Food Authority, 6 Avenue of the Americas, Newington NSW 2127
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    2021 AIFST ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

    Notice is hereby given that the 2021 AIFST Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday 26 May 2021 commencing at 5:30pm (AEST). 

    The AGM is open to all financial members of AIFST. 

    The AIFST will provide 2 options for attending the 2021 AIFST AGM, via Zoom webinar or in person. 

    Location: NSW Food Authority, 6 Avenue of the Americas, Newington NSW 2127 

    Places will be limited in line with any crowd restrictions imposed by Government at the time.  

    COVID safe measures will be in place at the venue in line with Government recommendations at the time. 

    Members entitled to vote can do so in either one of three ways: 

    Before the AGM: 

    1. Nominate your vote on the Direct Voting Form and send to AIFST by 5.00pm (AEST) Monday May 24; or  

    2. Appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf on the Direct Voting Form and send to AIFST by 5.00pm (AEST) Monday May 24; or 

    The ‘Direct Voting” Form is available on the AIFST websitehttps://www.aifst.asn.au/AIFST-2021-AGM 

    The completed Direct Voting or Proxy form must be received at the AIFST email by 5.00pm (AEST) on Monday 24 May 2021. 

    At the AGM: 

    3. Vote at the AGM in person or virtually at the AGM on 26 May 2021: 

    a) Members will be able to vote in person by competing the voting paper that will be provided on arrival at the AGM venue.

    b) Members will be able to vote via the virtual Zoom platform using the “chat” function in zoom by sending a private chat message to Fiona Fleming, the Company Secretary. 

    Register to attend the AGM by clicking on the REGISTER button or by emailing aifst@aifst.com.au by 5pm (AEST) on Monday May 24th. 


    • 1 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom
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    Webinar -PIF V6.0 Implementation Roadmap: “Things I wish I knew or had access to before implementing this”

    The AFGC Product Information Form V6.0 (PIF™ V6.0, “the ePIF”) is a web-based information management tool developed by the AFGC to assist food companies obtain and share product information needed to comply with Australia and New Zealand food regulations, industry codes, and customer product specifications in a consistent, standardised manner.

    PIF V6.0 manages information in a readily exchangeable secure, electronic format. It supersedes and expands upon the earlier MS-Excel-based PIF v5 document.

    The AFGC has established a PIF V6.0 Implementation Group (PIFIG) to provide input and support to the AFGC and the PIF Vendors with the implementation of PIF V6.0.

    The PIFIG and the Vendors have worked together to develop a PIF V6.0 Implementation Roadmap to assist companies on the implementation journey.

    Join AFGC, the PIFIG members and the PIF Vendors for this webinar to launch the PIFIRM (PIF Implementation Roadmap).

    Presenters:

    Fiona Fleming (PIF Manager)

    Geoffrey Annison

    PIFIG Member(s) 




    • 17 Jun 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 18 Jun 2021
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus
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    University of Newcastle Central Coast Campus presents

    Sustainable Food Future Conference 2021

    Connecting community, industry and academia to create a sustainable food future.


    This conference will bring together researchers, students, and local industry professionals in the food science and nutrition space to showcase current research efforts developing the next generation of sustainable food and nutrition services. The conference will feature presentations from leading experts in food science and nutrition research, with topics including nutrition and consumer science, food waste and sustainability, functional foods, postharvest technology, and nutrition and food science education.

    The organising Committee:

    Dr Tamara Bucher, Dr Patrice Jones, Dr Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay, Dr Emma Beckett, Dr Tim Kirkman, Dr Taiwo Akanbi, Dr Penta Pristijono, Dr Quan Vuong, Dr SP Singh, Prof Chris Scarlett.

    Call for Abstracts:

    The call for abstracts and EOI for themes are now open.

    Please visit the official webpage for further information on this event

    To view the abstract submission requirements click here

    Contribution Formats: Oral presentation or poster/e-poster

    Themes may include but are not limited to:

    • Sensory and consumer science
    • Functional food ingredients
    • Sustainable food production
    • Nutrition science
    • Postharvest and food innovations
    • Food waste reduction and circular economy
    • Wine innovations

    Program: A detailed program will be announced in April 2021

    Tickets: Both Virtual and In-Person attendance options available

    • Standard In-Person Attendance – $195
    • Student In-Person Attendance – $90
    • Standard Virtual Attendance – $60
    • Student Virtual Attendance  $30

    Face to face registrations are limited to a total of 100 at this stage.

    • 23 Jun 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Ballistic Brewery Springfield, 37 Sinnathamby Blvd, Springfield Central QLD 4300
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    AIFST goes Ballistic! 

    Join us on the 23rd June for AIFST Queensland’s talk and trivia.

    AIFST invites you to come along and check out Ballistic brewery at Springfield and share beer and snacks while you take the opportunity to see the workings of the brewery and catch up with your foodie colleagues. The evening kicks off at 6:00 pm brewery tour  and wraps up at 9.00pm although you’re free to stay on and enjoy the ambience.

    Sponsored by The University of Southern Queensland and ANFF-Q



    • 26 Jul 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • 27 Jul 2021
    • (UTC+10:00)
    • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
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    AIFST21 Convention: Food Science - delivering in a changing world 26 - 27 July 2021

    Full Registration includes both Monday and Tuesday face-to-face convention and the wine and cheese tasting event.

    In partnership with Foodpro

    The 2021 AIFST Convention will once again bring together an exciting, diverse and experienced line-up of international and local speakers to share their knowledge, insights and learnings about what the future holds for the food industry both here and beyond our shores. 

    The Convention program will feature a number of keynote speakers in our plenary sessions and 4 breakout stream sessions each day.

    At AIFST we advance and inspire food sector professionals through education, engagement and recognition. 

    We support and champion their contribution to a robust, innovative, science-based Australian food industry.



    For further information, please contact the AIFST team on 0447 066 324 or via aifst@aifst.com.au.

    For all partnership enquiries, please contact Clive Russell on 0407 066 188 or via clive.russell@aifst.com.au.

    • 26 Jul 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
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    AIFST21 Convention: Food Science - delivering in a changing world 26 July 2021

    Day 1 only ticket includes Monday 26th face-to-face convention and the wine and cheese tasting evening.

    In partnership with foodpro

    The 2021 AIFST Convention will once again bring together an exciting, diverse and experienced line-up of international and local speakers to share their knowledge, insights and learnings about what the future holds for the food industry both here and beyond our shores. 

    The Convention program will feature a number of keynote speakers in our plenary sessions and 4 breakout stream sessions each day.

    At AIFST we advance and inspire food sector professionals through education, engagement and recognition. 

    We support and champion their contribution to a robust, innovative, science-based Australian food industry.


    For further information, please contact the AIFST team on 0447 066 324 or via aifst@aifst.com.au.

    For all partnership enquiries, please contact Clive Russell on 0407 066 188 or via clive.russell@aifst.com.au.

    • 26 Jul 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Novotel Hombush
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    Wine & Cheese Tasting Sensation 

    A key highlight of the AIFST Convention is the Wine & Cheese Networking Evening and the 2021 event will continue this tradition!

    Working closely with the venue and their suppliers, AIFST is working hard to create a memorable night with outstanding wines and an unforgettable selection of cheeses. 

    The Wine and Cheese Tasting Sensation social function is included in all Full Convention Registrations and in any 1 Day Convention Registrations purchased for Monday 26th July 2021

    Tickets:

    All AIFST Members (incl. Students)

    $95.00 inc GST

    Non AIFST Members

    $125.00 inc GST

    Please log into your account to access the member pricing

    Thank you to our Wine & Cheese Tasting Sensation Partner EUROFINS


    • 27 Jul 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
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    AIFST21 Convention: Food Science - delivering in a changing world 27 July 2021

    Day 2 only ticket includes Tuesday 27th face-to-face convention.

    In partnership with Foodpro

    The 2021 AIFST Convention will once again bring together an exciting, diverse and experienced line-up of international and local speakers to share their knowledge, insights and learnings about what the future holds for the food industry both here and beyond our shores. 

    The Convention program will feature a number of keynote speakers in our plenary sessions and 4 breakout stream sessions each day.

    At AIFST we advance and inspire food sector professionals through education, engagement and recognition. 

    We support and champion their contribution to a robust, innovative, science-based Australian food industry.



    For further information, please contact the AIFST team on 0447 066 324 or via aifst@aifst.com.au.

    For all partnership enquiries, please contact Clive Russell on 0407 066 188 or via clive.russell@aifst.com.au.

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • 8:30 AM (UTC+10:00)
    • 13 Aug 2021
    • 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom

    Webinar: Food & Feed Extrusion 

    Date: 11- 13 August 2021

    Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm AEST days (Three day course)

    Cost: 10% discount for AIFST members

    REGISTRATION: https://www.fie.com.au/events/extrusionaust

    Overview: 

    This course covers the principles of extrusion, the design of extrusion processes, and the formulation of extruded products. Principles learned will be demonstrated through the live-streaming of a practical session (from the CFAM facility in South Africa).

    The program is relevant to the production of all types of extruded products - eg expanded snacks, breakfast cereals, pastas and third generation snack pellets, pet foods and aquafeeds. The course is relevant to both single and twin screw extrusion technology.

    The course will cover topics from the basics of extruders and their configuration, through what is happening chemically and physically inside the extruder barrel, to an understanding of extruder dies and extruder instability.

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27 Apr 2021 Plain English Allergen Labelling – Webinar #2 PEAL updates to your essential industry allergen guidance
21 Apr 2021 AIFST Student and Graduate Member Catch Up
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23 Mar 2021 Plain English Allergen Labelling – Webinar #1 PEAL updates – what you need to know
18 Mar 2021 AIFST Webinar: Coeliac Awareness Week
15 Mar 2021 AIFST Pre-mentoring information webinar for Mentees
9 Mar 2021 International Women’s Day 2021 – Choose to Challenge
9 Mar 2021 Technical Webinar: Microbes, the third pillar in the alternative protein industry
4 Mar 2021 AIFST Student and Graduate Member Networking session
3 Mar 2021 AIFST Virtual Member Update
24 Feb 2021 Sharon Natoli: Communication Insights for Connecting with Consumers in 2021
16 Feb 2021 Technical Webinar: Allergen management insights and industry guidance
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4 Feb 2021 AIFST Webinar: Codex HACCP Update 2020
2 Feb 2021 2021 AIFST Summer School - Virtual Event
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1 Dec 2020 Technical Webinar: SQF Edition 9 - Update
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28 Oct 2020 Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes BOTH SESSIONS
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22 Oct 2020 Technical Webinar: The Value of using Design of Experiments (DOE) in Food Product Development and Manufacturing
21 Oct 2020 Food Recall Workshop - Interactive Webinar
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14 Oct 2020 Webinar: High Moisture Extrusion Cooking (HMEC) Plant-Based Meat Extrusion
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6 Oct 2020 AIFST/FIAL Webinar: COVID-19 and your workforce – Guidelines for the food processing industry
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29 Sep 2020 Webinar: Fighting Food Waste using the Circular Economy
29 Sep 2020 FiE Webinar Series: Principles of Food Preservation
18 Sep 2020 Careers Webinar: Career Paths in the Food Industry
17 Sep 2020 Webinar: Sharon Natoli - How to make immunity related health claims
16 Sep 2020 Webinar: Codex HACCP Refreshed 2020
10 Sep 2020 FSANZ Webinar: 2020 Hindsight - Lessons Learned and Opportunities for Better Food Regulation
9 Sep 2020 Technical Webinar: Practical real-world food fraud control measures
2 Sep 2020 Food Recall Workshop - Interactive Webinar
1 Sep 2020 Webinar: AFGC PIF V6.0 - #5 Q&A Open House
27 Aug 2020 AIFST General Meeting
21 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #6 FSANZ Regulatory Science Strategy
20 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #5 Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
19 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #4 Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
18 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #3 Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
18 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #2 - Celebrating Food Science & Technology as a Career
17 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar: #1 Food Science Career Journey and the Future
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6 Aug 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together #4
5 Aug 2020 Careers Webinar: Getting Started With LinkedIn
30 Jul 2020 ILSI Webinar: Food System Resilience & Sustainability – Impact, Learnings & the Future Post-COVID-19 Pandemic
8 Jul 2020 AIFST 2020 Annual Awards Ceremony
8 Jul 2020 Webinar: Tasmanian Food Cluster Food Waste Report
2 Jul 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Day 4 Only (Food Security, Sustainability and Food Waste)
30 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Day 3 Only (Future Food Production)
25 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Day 2 Only (Health, Nutrition and Consumer Science)
24 Jun 2020 AIFST Virtual Wine and Cheese Trivia Night
24 Jun 2020 AIFST 2020 Young Members and Mentors Virtual Breakfast
23 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Full Convention Registration
23 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Convention - Day 1 Only (Food Safety)
22 Jun 2020 2020 AIFST Virtual Exhibition
16 Jun 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together #3
16 Jun 2020 Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) On-line Training Courses
10 Jun 2020 Webinar: AFGC PIF V6.0 - #4 Q&A Open House
4 Jun 2020 Technical Webinar: World Food Safety Day – Food safety, everyone’s business
2 Jun 2020 Technical Webinar: COVID-19 – Food Supply Chain Resilience
28 May 2020 Careers Webinar: Mapping your Career as a Food Safety Professional
27 May 2020 Metiisto Artisan Chocolate – Virtual Factory Tour
26 May 2020 FTAA Event: FTAA Hot Topics 2020 Online Event
21 May 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together #2
21 May 2020 Technical Webinar: VIRSeek SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus Environmental Testing Solution
20 May 2020 2020 AIFST Annual General Meeting
14 May 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Security in a Novel World – Food Availability
13 May 2020 Technical Webinar: COVID-19: Risk Assessment in Reverse
8 May 2020 Webinar - AFGC PIF V6.0 - #3 Allergen Information (Section 3.2)
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5 May 2020 Online Event: Food Labelling & Consumer Law
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30 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: The Virtues of Remote Audits
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14 Apr 2020 AIFST Webinar - The Food Industry Guide to Allergen Management and Labelling
6 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Security in the Novel World
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23 Mar 2020 AIFST Webinar - Personal Food Safety in the time of COVID19
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19 Mar 2020 Food and Beverage Processing Consultation Webinars
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11 Mar 2020 Food Recall Workshop- SA
10 Feb 2020 2020 NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium

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