FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY

5th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON FOOD SAFETY AND QUALITY
Nov 6th - Nov 9th, 2024

Valamar Diamant Hotel, Poreč, Croatia

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Prof. Prim. Dr. Sc. Branko Kolarić, MD
President of congress

MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Dear colleagues, dear associates,

It is my great honor and pleasure to invite you on behalf of the Organizing and Scientific Committee to participate in the 5th International Congress on Food Safety and Quality, entitled "Safe Food, Today and Tomorrow", which will be held from 6 to 9 November 2024 in Poreč.

The International Congress on Food Safety and Quality will once again be held under the high auspices of the competent authorities and institutions, organized by the Teaching Institute of Public Health "Dr. Andrija Štampar". Co-organizers are the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Agency for Agriculture and Food, in cooperation with other eminent institutions from home and abroad.

Food safety and quality are fundamental issues that concern every individual and every community. Our ability to provide food that is safe to consume, rich in nutrients and produced sustainably is essential for the health and well-being of all of us.

In today's globalized world, the challenges related to food safety and quality are becoming increasingly complex. Increasing demand for food, changes in climate conditions, as well as the complexity of supply chains, require us to be innovative and proactive in addressing these challenges.

Thanks to extremely important topics and respected experts who shared their knowledge and experience with us, the first four congresses on food safety and quality to the satisfaction of all of us enjoyed a truly great interest. Moreover, at the congresses "New Achievements and Future Challenges", in 2017, "Food Life Cycle", 2018, "Food, Health and Climate Change", 2020 and "One Health", in 2022 a total of almost 1,300 participants and a large number of guest lecturers from the country and the world participated, who presented their vivid presentations in the form of exceptional plenary lectures, excellent oral presentations, satellite symposia, workshops and posters. On the wings of these successes, our goal is to organize an even more significant, distinctive and educational 5th International Congress on Food Safety and Quality.

At the congress we will discuss new contaminants in food, such as perfloroalkyl and polyfloralkylic substances (PFAS – compounds) and pyrrolizidine alkaloids. We will also update the topics of food disposal, reducing food waste and opening a food bank, but also the importance of controlling items and materials that come into contact with food. Food safety of animal origin will also be discussed, with an emphasis on microbiological pollution and challenges in preventing their emergence and spread.

The Congress is intended for all food producers, distributors and professional and scientific institutions dealing with food risk analysis and assessment, as well as all stakeholders of the food safety chain "from farm to fork". Given that our common task is not only to protect, but also to improve the health of each of our residents, by organizing the 5th International Congress "Safe Food, Today and Tomorrow", we want to continue raising awareness of this important topic in the circle of the profession.

We thank you in advance for your response and look forward to meeting you in our beautiful Poreč in November 2024!

Sincerely

PROF. PRIM. DR. SC. BRANKO KOLARIĆ, MD
President of congress

NOTICE OF SCORING CONGRESS

The Congress will be scored by the Croatian Medical Chamber, the Croatian Chamber of Health Workers and the Croatian Veterinary Chamber.