Upcoming events

    • 29 Jul 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom
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    Webinar - AIFST Student & Graduate catch up

    Thursday July 29, 2021, 6.00 – 7.00pm (AEST)

    Join your colleagues for an informal catchup. 

    Young Members Emma Rowe, Supply Chain & Product Manager at Mingle Seasoning and Melody Wong, International Manufacturing Trainee at The Kraft Heinz Company will share their experiences since leaving university and entering the workforce.

    There will be plenty of time to ask questions and discuss any topics of interest.

    Attendance is free, the experience invaluable!

    Presenters:

    Emma is currently the Supply Chain and Product Manager at Mingle Seasoning, a company she joined in 2018 as an Operations Intern.

    Emma completed her Bachelor of Science (Food Technology) in 2019 at RMIT University.  During this time she was the Founder and Vice President of the RMIT Food Science Club.


    Melanie is a food science graduate with a background in chemistry and experience in cake and pastry production. I love all things food: eating food, cooking food, and of course, the science of food. My involvement with the food industry since my days as a student has cultivated my broad interests in product development, sensory science, packaging innovations, food security, food waste reduction, and many more.

    Currently immersed in the world of food manufacturing as an operations graduate in a global food company, I help to feed the world through maintaining the safety and quality of food products while improving production efficiency.


    • 3 Aug 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM (UTC+08:00)
    • Centre for Entrepreneurial Research and Innovation (CERI), Level 1, 22 Stirling Highway, Nedlands, WA, 6009
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    AIFST WA Technical Meeting: Allergens and Food Labelling 

    Brought to you by Merieux Nutrisciences

    Join our experienced presenters In-person to learn the latest on allergen research, management, training and labelling.

    Following the presentations there will be the opportunity to ask questions and network with the speakers and colleagues.

    Presenters:

    Sandra Vale, Manager, National Allergy Strategy

    Chris Florides, Adj Professor, State Agricultural Biotechnology Centre, Murdoch University

    Cheryl Hughes, Food Technologist & Director, Facts on Food




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

    Course: 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.

    • 11 Aug 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom
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    Webinar - AIFST Continuing Professional Development Program

    Wednesday 11th August, 2021, 4.00 - 5.00pm AEST

    The event will be recorded

    Overview:

    Join Fiona Fleming, our CEO, for an update on the AIFST CPD program – how it works and how to make the most of it.

    The world of food science and technology is changing rapidly and as an industry we need to ensure that we keep up to date with changes.

    In today’s increasingly competitive and changing world, food scientists and technologists must stay at the cutting edge of new developments throughout their careers. It is no longer possible to rely on basic studies or on-the-job training to provide professional advice and service to our employers, customers and clients.

    Modern businesses rely on skilled professionals who are competent in their profession, remain current in their knowledge, have the ability to manage and embrace change and are highly engaged. This means to continually improve our technical knowledge and skills we need to engage in continuing professional development.

    AIFST also recognises that in modern organisations, food scientists and technologists are increasingly responsible for developing their own careers. 

    A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program is an active self-planned and structured program for developing and enhancing your professional skills. The program is designed with clear objectives, extends your professional knowledge and capabilities and allows you to engage in a broad range of activities to increase your career options.



    • 1 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom
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    • AIFST Virtual Workshop: Navigating the Food Regulation Maze 

      Food regulation can be confusing! 

      Do you ever ask yourself "How do I know if the ingredients I want to use in my new product are approved and safe?"

      Or what about... "How do I know what I can or can’t say about my product?"

      This workshop is designed to help your business collect and manage the information needed to assist with regulatory compliance.

      The workshop will cover:

    • Overview of the food regulation system in Australia and New Zealand
    • Australian Consumer Law (ACL)
    • Mandatory labelling requirements under the ANZ Food Standards Code
    • Uniform Trade Measurement Legislation
    • Practical exercise looking at assessing a label

    Whether you are entering the food industry or just trialling new products, learn more about the regulations that can protect your products and your consumers.

    Please note - This workshop will NOT be recorded due to it its interactive nature and long length so you will need to be able to attend in person on the day!

    Presenters & Speakers:

    Julie Cox (B.Sc., LLB (Hons), GAICD, MAIFST)

    Julie is a commercial lawyer with nearly 20 years’ experience advising leading food, healthcare and technology businesses on intellectual property, consumer, product safety and regulatory compliance matters. Julie spent the majority of her legal career with global law firm Baker McKenzie across London and Australia before establishing her own specialist legal consultancy for the FMCG industry.

    With a background in both science (biochemistry) and law, Julie regularly advises food businesses on all aspects of the product lifecycle  - from new product development to labelling, advertising and product safety compliance. Her clients range from market leading multinationals to new food start-ups across the dairy, alcohol, cereal, health food and infant formula sectors. Through her work, Julie has developed close working relationships and a deep understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing the food industry.

    In addition to her undergraduate degrees in science and law, Julie is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a current MBA candidate with the AGSM at the University of New South Wales. Julie is passionate about innovation, continuous learning and promoting the Australian food industry as sustainable, innovative, and safe.

    Fiona Fleming - AIFST


    Fiona is CEO of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST). She is an experienced Corporate and Regulatory Affairs professional who has been involved in leading and facilitating change and developing management strategies across a portfolio of food policy and regulation matters in global FMCG and NGO environments.

    Fiona has more than 35 years’ experience in the food industry in the areas of dairy, seafood, cereal based foods, smallgoods, tea, simmer sauces and pastes, ingredients and infant formula. Fiona has previously worked for a large FMCG company in the role of Group Quality and Corporate Affairs Manager.  In this role she was responsible for providing leadership across Australia and New Zealand in the areas of food policy and regulation; consumer affairs and communication; issues and crisis management and food quality and safety.

    Fiona is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. Fiona is currently serving as a Non-Executive Director and Deputy Chair of Healthy Kids. Fiona is a member of Allergy and Anaphylaxis Australia, an Associate Member of the Allergen Bureau and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

    Tickets:

    AIFST Members: $115.00

    Student/Graduate Members: $75.00

    Non-Members: $175.00

    NZ Members: $115 with code

    Not a member? Join online today!


    • 15 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • Via Zoom
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    Webinar -Navigating the novel food & nutritive substance regulatory maze

    Wednesday September 15, 2021

    1.00 - 2.00pm AEST

    The regulations around novel foods and nutritive substances can be confusing.

    Do you struggle with any (or all) of the following questions:

    •  How does the Code define and regulate novel foods and nutritive substances?
    • How can you determine if your food or ingredient is likely to be a novel food or a nutritive substance?
    • Do you need to seek an opinion from the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods? 
    • How to seek approval for permission to use a nutritive substance or novel food in ANZ.
    •  How do you make sense of the FSANZ Application Handbook?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join Jon Kite for this journey through the maze.

    Presenters:

    Jon Kite, JK Food Reg


    Jon Kite is the Director JK FoodReg, a food regulation consultancy specialising in providing advice on the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, particularly in relation to the regulation of novel foods, nutritive substances, food additives and processing aids. Jon worked at Food Standards Australia New Zealand for nearly two decades and managed large projects, such as the approval of hemp seed foods, the review of the regulation of nutritive substances and novel foods, and the operation of the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods. Jon is now using that experience and expertise to help industry understand both whether approval is needed for foods and ingredients and how approval can be obtained through the FSANZ application process.


    • 11 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 12 Oct 2021
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
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    AIFST21 Convention: Food Science - delivering in a changing world Now 11- 12 October 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.

    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 Oct 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
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    AIFST21 Convention: Food Science - delivering in a changing world 11th October 2021

    Day 1 only ticket includes Monday 11th October 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.

    • 11 Oct 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Novotel Homebush
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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!

    New South Wales has many great wine producing regions, and we are excited to work closely with the venue and their suppliers to create a memorable night with outstanding wines and an unforgettable selection of cheeses. 

    This year the focus of our selections will be close to home, showcasing a selection of wines, paired with a range of different cheeses, from across the state of NSW. 

    The event is a great opportunity to create new connections and reconnect with colleagues in an informal setting.

    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 11th October 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


    • 12 Oct 2021
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
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    AIFST21 Convention: Food Science - delivering in a changing world 12 October 2021

    Day 2 only ticket includes Tuesday 12th 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.



    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.

    • 15 Feb 2022
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • 17 Feb 2022
    • (UTC+11:00)
    • Online

    The 16th Annual NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium 

    SAVE THE DATE! 

    Date: 15 - 17th February 2022 BRISBANE

    To be held virtually over 3 days 


Past events

14 Jul 2021 AIFST - Virtual Talk ‘n’ Trivia Night
13 Jul 2021 Webinar: Insect Allergy Research Update
8 Jul 2021 AIFST Webinar: Why businesses struggle to ADVANCE Productivity, Performance and Profitability Consistently
7 Jul 2021 Webinar: Exploring Hemp Gin & Vodka with Natural Distilling Co
1 Jul 2021 Webinar - Food Safety – Crisis Proof Quality Systems
25 Jun 2021 UoN Sustainable Food Future Conference Dinner
24 Jun 2021 AIFST Virtual Workshop: Navigating the Food Regulation Maze
22 Jun 2021 Webinar - PIF V6.0 Implementation Roadmap: “Things I wish I knew or had access to before implementing this”
17 Jun 2021 UoN - Sustainable Food Future Conference 2021
15 Jun 2021 FiE Course: Retort Supervisors Course - Thermal Processing
8 Jun 2021 Webinar - World Food Safety Day 2021
26 May 2021 AIFST 2021 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
26 May 2021 Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis – a fact of life for many Australians
25 May 2021 Careers Night - WA
20 May 2021 AIFST Webinar: The need for plant based meat alternatives
12 May 2021 Humanitarian Food Science & Technology - Webinar
6 May 2021 Food Recall Workshop - Interactive Webinar
29 Apr 2021 That’s Amore Virtual Cheese Making Tour
28 Apr 2021 AIFST SA Branch – In Person Site Tour – Openbook Howden
28 Apr 2021 AIFST Webinar: Demystifying statistical process control
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
25 Mar 2021 Webinar - Food and Mood - Use of nutraceuticals and adherence to dietary patterns in the management of mental health
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
16 Feb 2021 FiE Webinar Series: Principles of Food Preservation
9 Feb 2021 NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium
4 Feb 2021 AIFST Webinar: Codex HACCP Update 2020
2 Feb 2021 2021 AIFST Summer School - Virtual Event
3 Dec 2020 AIFST Virtual Christmas Party - Trivia Night
1 Dec 2020 Technical Webinar: SQF Edition 9 - Update
26 Nov 2020 AIFST 2020 Food Microbiology Conference
24 Nov 2020 WA EVENT - High Pressure Processing Technology: An Industry Insight
17 Nov 2020 Webinar - Food Safety Week: Food Safety – it’s in your hands
5 Nov 2020 Online Event: Vegan Trends, Challenges and Opportunities
29 Oct 2020 Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes - Session 2
28 Oct 2020 AIFST Members Event - Virtual Town Hall
28 Oct 2020 Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes BOTH SESSIONS
28 Oct 2020 Whole Genome Sequencing for Better Public Health and Food Safety Outcomes - Session 1
27 Oct 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Safety culture - what actually works?
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
15 Oct 2020 AIFST Virtual Networking Event
14 Oct 2020 Webinar: High Moisture Extrusion Cooking (HMEC) Plant-Based Meat Extrusion
8 Oct 2020 Food and Nutrition Science Career Evening
8 Oct 2020 FTAA Event: FTAA Hot Topics Webinar - Innovation Reset beyond COVID – Consumers, Science, SME’s and Processing
6 Oct 2020 AIFST/FIAL Webinar: COVID-19 and your workforce – Guidelines for the food processing industry
1 Oct 2020 Webinar: Fighting food waste for a sustainable food future- how is Australia performing?
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
17 Aug 2020 National Science Week Webinar Series - Full Registration for all 6 webinars
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)
6 May 2020 AIFST Virtual Trivia Night
5 May 2020 Online Event: Food Labelling & Consumer Law
5 May 2020 AIFST Event: AIFST Virtual Exhibition Online Demonstration
30 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: The Virtues of Remote Audits
29 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: How to capture learnings and draw meaning from COVID-19
22 Apr 2020 AIFST Student Member's Get Together
20 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: Food Security in the Novel World – Safeguarding Food
15 Apr 2020 Technical Webinar: COVID-19: FMCG trends & tips to gain a competitive edge during a crisis
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
3 Apr 2020 Webinar - AFGC PIF V6.0 - #2 Country of Origin (Section 2.2)
2 Apr 2020 WEBINAR: CLEAN LABEL – SIMPLE INGREDIENTS
30 Mar 2020 AIFST Webinar: COVID-19 - How to deal with such an Unchosen Change
26 Mar 2020 Food Recall Workshop - Webinar
25 Mar 2020 The Virtual Lunch Room
23 Mar 2020 AIFST Webinar - Personal Food Safety in the time of COVID19
20 Mar 2020 Webinar - AFGC PIF V6.0 - #1 Ingredient Declaration (Section 2.1)
19 Mar 2020 Food and Beverage Processing Consultation Webinars
16 Mar 2020 AIFST Webinar - Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) should food businesses and consumers be worried?
11 Mar 2020 AIFST Networking Night - SA
11 Mar 2020 Food Recall Workshop- SA
10 Feb 2020 2020 NZOZ Sensory and Consumer Science Symposium

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