15th DIFSC to be held at Expo during 18-23 November 2021
Dubai - 03, November 2021: Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, stressed that the 15th Dubai International Food Safety Conference (DIFSC), which is organized by the Municipality coinciding with Expo 2020, from 18 to 23 November 2021, is an embodiment of Dubai's care in food safety, as an important strategic axis in the development fields, in addition to the importance of monitoring solutions aimed at creating quality and innovative food systems, as this year's conference will be held at the Expo site under the slogan, “Creative Solutions for Sustainable Food Systems.”
Sultan Al Taher, Chairman of the DIFSC Organizing Committee, indicated that the conference witnessed a resounding success in previous years, as the average annual number of attendees reached about 3,000 participants from different parts of the world, representing more than 70 countries, and the educational sessions exceeded 53,000 hours, presented by more than 90 local and international speakers.
This year, a number of seminars will be presented in Arabic, which are organized in coordination and cooperation with the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, the UAE University, and the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture. These seminars will address the most prominent solutions aimed at protecting food from corruption, in addition to reviewing new trends in food manufacturing, such as the use of nanotechnology, 3D printing of food, processed meat, and other modern technologies.
The topics of this year's conference will highlight ways to enhance the flow of food trade through the development and harmonization of food standards, in addition to presenting the latest methods of inspection and laboratory testing of food and proposing creative solutions to food safety challenges.
A number of specialized seminars will be organized aimed at regional coordination and cooperation between decision makers in the Arab region and the GCC countries to develop policies to empower the food sector and review solutions to enhance food security, as well as review the most prominent practices in managing food safety systems, the use of modern technologies and digitization in the field of food safety, the effectiveness of training, consumer empowerment and awareness, and strengthening the leadership role in leading change in field of food safety.
This year's conference will be attended by a number of prominent speakers from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the World Food Program, the Arab Organization for Agricultural Development, the US Department of Agriculture, the Saudi Food and Drug Authority, the International Center for Biosaline Agriculture in the Emirates, the UAE University, as well as regional and local authorities working in field of food safety.