Event Date/Time: Apr 02, 2012 End Date/Time: Apr 04, 2012
Early Registration Date: Jan 31, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2011
Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2012
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The International Conference on Food Science and Nutrition 2012 (ICFSN) with the theme “Traditional Resources: Scientific Approaches Towards Quality Foods” will serve as a valuable forum for international experts to share and discuss the latest research findings, research and market trends, and new insights into the scientific knowledge and practical know-how on a wide range of emerging topics in the field. The conference will provide opportunities for food scientists/technologists, nutritionists, dietitians, researchers, academia, food standards and legislation officials, enforcement agencies, food industry and food service establishments to present and exchange ideas and experiences as well as strengthen networking. The conference features a series of presentations and discussion comprising of plenary lectures and oral and poster presentations.

This international conference is jointly organized by Universiti Malaysia Sabah, the Malaysian Institute of Food Technology (MIFT) and the International Union of Food Science and Technology (IUFoST).


The conference will focus on four main themes:

1. Natural Products and Innovative
Food Processing
â–ª Functional ingredients
â–ª Food fermentation
â–ª Emerging food processing techniques

2. Food Safety and Quality
â–ª Food safety regulations and standards
â–ª Halal food production
â–ª Foodborne hazards

3. Nutrition and Food Security
â–ª Malnutrition
â–ª Food security
â–ª Diet and cognition

4. Food Anthropology and Gastronomy
â–ª Food marketing
â–ª Food gastronomy
â–ª Food culture, heritage and identity


The venue of the conference (in the city of Kota Kinabalu) will be announced in the next announcement and on the conference website.


Abstract submission 30 Nov 2011
Notification of acceptance 31 Dec 2011
Full paper submission 15 Feb 2012


International Conference on Food Science and Nutrition 2012,
School of Food Science and Nutrition,
Universiti Malaysia Sabah,
Jalan UMS, 88400 Kota Kinabalu,

Tel: +6088-320000, Ext 8714 (JS Lee), 8739 (FY Chye), 8875 (Christine)

Fax: +6088-320259

Email: icfsn2012@ums.edu.my or

Website: http://www.ums.edu.my/conferences/ICFSN


Additional Information

The fees structure (per person per paper) of ICFSN 2012 is as follows: Category Early Bird (31/01/2012) Normal Rate Local Participants Delegate RM 700 RM 800 Student* RM 450** RM 550** International Participants Delegate USD 300 USD 350 Student* USD 200** USD 250 *Please provide proof of student status. **Subsidized rate. The conference fees cover conference materials, lunches, refreshments and a certificate of participation. Payment should be made by 15 March 2012 either electronically or by bank draft/cheque/postal order. Please visit the conference website for instructions for payment.