The hybrid conference (27 to 28 April 2021) was jointly organised by IAS, the Food Science & Technology Office and the Global Alliance of Industries at NTU, as well as the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR).
Graced by the Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, Ms Grace Fu, the conference opening witnessed the official launch of the Future Ready Food Safety Hub (FRESH) hosted at NTU, and the signing of the tripartite collaboration agreement between A*STAR, SFA and NTU. FRESH is set up to drive food safety research for ‘Food Safety Science & Innovation’ under the Singapore Food Story R&D Programme. It is also tasked with helping build local food safety science capabilities in support of Singapore’s growing food innovation ecosystem.
“The complex challenges to food safety that we face today will continue to evolve and will require a multi-disciplinary approach that covers food science, supply chain, nutrition, engineering, and consumer insight. It is important to have the necessary talent pool with the right expertise to take Singapore into the next lap in food safety,” said Minister Grace Fu.
The 2-day conference programme comprising 3 plenary talks, 27 keynote talks and 2 industry talks was enthusiastically attended by about 320 local and overseas faculty, researchers, students and industry partners virtually. The conference sponsors were Agilent Technologies and Waters Corporation.
See the FSTG 2021 Programme Booklet.