Policy Brief on Aflatoxin in Ground nut in Nigeria

Please see the site for

‘Aflatoxins in Nigerian Groundnut:
Continuous Threat to Health, Agriculture
and Foreign Trade Policy Brief 35
April 2018’

 

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April 2019

Calling all Next Generation Leaders in Crop Protection 2019

 
 
Are you between 18 and 40 years old, a student or recent graduate from an agricultural educational institution, have thought a lot about how to protect food security and the environment, and think you have a great innovation or idea or about sustainable crop protection? If so then you should apply to become a delegate at the IUPAC 2019 Next Generation Programme in Ghent, Belgium.

The 14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection is being held in Ghent, Belgium from 19-24 May, 2019. The theme of the Congress is “Crop Protection: Education of the Future Generation”.  Ghent University, who are the academic institution and host of the conference, really want to showcase the next generation’s crucial role in the future of agriculture and are inviting the next generation of crop protection leaders to come to Belgium and be part of the IUPAC 2019 Next Generation Programme.

What’s on Offer?

  1. IUPAC 2019 is offering 50 sponsored places to the next generation of leaders in crop protection to participate in the four-day Agri Summit in Ghent, Belgium (19-23 May 2019) and link with the IUPAC International Congress.
  2. From among the Next Generation Agri-Summit applications we want to select up to five N-GAGE champions and provide seed funding (€5,000) to facilitate the startup of their innovation or project idea in crop protection. For one year (May 2019-May 2020), we will mentor these young innovators within their innovation/idea, linking them with seasoned researchers and practitioners and integrating them in other agricultural youth networks and organizations. Training on new ways to advocate and network using innovative communication tools will be provided.
Want to Apply?
It’s Simple…just one email. And its Complex…in the one email will need to condense everything to 1-2 pages in an application that is complete and compelling. Providing a couple of illustrations, videos and photos that represent your innovation or idea are also requested. Find all the details on the “How to Apply” page of the IUPAC 2019 Next Generation Programme website.
 
We look forward to hearing from you…
 
IUPAC Next Generation Programme Coordination Team

FOOD FRAUD INTEGRITY CONFERENCE LONDON 2019

The Conference emphasizing the need to move from food fraud to Food Integrity holds in London 28 February, 2109.

Participants are  from the academia, industry , government agencies, feemills and other stakeholders.

For more information, please  contact

https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/food-fraud-integrity-conference/

Call for 2019 Food Protection Award Nominations

Des Moines, Iowa – The International Association for Food Protection welcomes your nominations for our 2019 Association Awards. Nominate your colleagues for one of the many prestigious awards. We also encourage applications for the IAFP Travel Award for State or Provincial Health or Agricultural Department Employees (North America only) and for the IAFP Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy. In addition, students may apply for a Student Travel Scholarship. Nomination criteria and instructions are available online at: www.foodprotection.org/get-involved/awards/.

The awards to be presented are as follows:

Black Pearl Award
Sponsored by F&H Food Equipment Company
Award Showcasing the Black Pearl. Presented in recognition of a company’s outstanding commitment to and achievement in corporate excellence in food safety and quality.

Fellow Award
Plaque. Presented to Members who have contributed to IAFP and its Affiliates with distinction over an extended period of time.

Honorary Life Membership Award Plaque and Lifetime Membership in IAFP. Presented to Members for their dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for their service to the Association.

Harry Haverland Citation Award
Sponsored by Eurofins
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for many years of dedication and devotion to the ideals and objectives of IAFP.

Food Safety Innovation Award
Sponsored by Walmart Food Safety Collaboration Center
Plaque and $2,500 Honorarium. Presented to a Member or organization for creating a new idea, practice or product that has had a positive impact on food safety, thus, improving public health  and the quality of life.

International Leadership Award
Sponsored by Cargill, Inc.
Plaque, $2,000 Honorarium and reimbursement to attend IAFP 2019. Presented to an individual for dedication to the high ideals and objectives of IAFP and for promotion of the mission of the Association in countries outside of the United States and Canada.

GMA Food Safety Award
Sponsored by Grocery Manufacturers Association
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. This Award alternates between individuals and groups or organizations. In 2019, the award will be presented to a group or organization for a highly significant food safety development or in recognition of a long history of outstanding contributions to food safety.

Frozen Food Foundation Freezing Research Award
Sponsored by the Frozen Food Foundation
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual, group or organization for preeminence and outstanding contributions in research that impacts food safety attributes of freezing.

Maurice Weber Laboratorian Award
Sponsored by Weber Scientific
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for outstanding contributions in the laboratory, recognizing a commitment to the development of innovative and practical analytical approaches in support of food safety.

Larry Beuchat Young Researcher Award
Sponsored by bioMérieux, Inc.
Plaque and $2,000 Honorarium. Presented to a young researcher who has shown outstanding ability and professional promise in the early years of their career.

Ewen C.D. Todd Control of Foodborne Illness Award
Sponsored by Marler Clark Attorneys at Law
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the reduction of risks to foodborne illness.

Sanitarian Award
Sponsored by Ecolab Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to the profession of the Sanitarian, serving the public and the food industry.

Elmer Marth Educator Award
Sponsored by Nelson-Jameson, Inc.
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional contributions to the profession of the educator.

Harold Barnum Industry Award
Sponsored by NSF International
Plaque and $1,500 Honorarium. Presented to an individual for dedicated and exceptional service to IAFP, the public and the food industry.

Travel Award for State or Provincial Health or Agricultural Department Employees
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for state or provincial health or agricultural department employees (epidemiologists, food and molecular microbiologists, and environmental health specialists) working in North America to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage participation in association activities.

Travel Award for a Food Safety Professional in a Country with a Developing Economy
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funds for food safety professionals working full-time in the field of food safety in a country with a developing economy to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection. Related professions may include positions in the fields of research, education, industry, government service or in the private sector.

Student Travel Scholarship
Sponsored by the IAFP Foundation
Provides travel funding for full-time students to attend the Annual Meeting of the International Association for Food Protection and to encourage developing scientists to participate in association activities. Scholarships will be awarded to students enrolled in a college or university food safety-related degree program.

Samuel J. Crumbine Consumer Protection Award Presented annually to local environmental health jurisdictions for excellence and continual improvement in a comprehensive program of food protection at the local level.

You may make multiple nominations. All award nominations and applications (other than the Black
Pearl Award) must be submitted electronically as instructed on the IAFP website by Tuesday,
February 19, 2019. You need not be an IAFP Member to nominate a deserving professional or colleague or submit an application for the Travel Award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting. IAFP Student Members are invited to submit their application for the Student Travel Scholarship award to attend the IAFP Annual Meeting.

Questions regarding award nominations submission should be directed to Susan Smith, at ssmith@foodprotection.org or call + 1 515.276.3344; + 1 800.369.6337.