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AFPAN: “International Workshop on Advancing Food Analysis, Safety and Testing Standards for Global Comparability”

On behalf of the Asia Pacific Food Analysis Network (APFAN), in partnership with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and the Department of Chemistry Malaysia (KIMIA), I am pleased to advise that Registration and the Call for Abstracts are open for the upcoming APFAN PT4 Workshop entitled: “International Workshop on Advancing Food Analysis, Safety and Testing Standards for Global Comparability”.

This three-day International Workshop will be held from 15th – 17th July, 2024 at The Everly Hotel, located in Putrajaya, an “Intelligent Garden City” and the federal administrative capital of Malaysia.

The Workshop will cover many topics including:

  • Method Validation and Measurement Uncertainty
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Microbiology
  • Proficiency Testing and Reference Materials
  • Food Safety and Food Security
  • Food Microbiology
  • Laboratory Accreditation Requirements

Local Participants Registration Fee: RM 600 (Flat rate)

Foreign Participants Registration Fee:
Early Bird rate (before 30th April, 2024) USD $135
Normal rate (after 30th April, 2024) USD $150

Attending this PT4 Workshop will benefit you in several ways:

  • You will automatically be eligible for membership in the APFAN network;
  • You will receive the next set of APFAN Proficiency Testing (PT5) materials for free; and
  • At the Workshop, you will have direct access to international experts on food analysis, proficiency testing, quality management, and reference materials.

    Please register using the Registration Form here: https://shorturl.at/hqFOS

    Please note that the Early Bird Registration and Abstract Submission deadlines are 30th April.

    The APFAN PT4 Organising Committee is pleased to invite authors to submit their abstracts for oral and/or poster presentations, to be presented during the Workshop.

    The abstract’s template is available here

    Due date for abstract submission:
    Early Bird: Before 30th April 2024
    Normal: After 30th April 2024

    The Organising Committee will provide notification of acceptance of abstracts by 31st May 2024.

    APFAN is a special project of the Federation of Asian Chemical Societies (FACS) and was formed at the Third Asian Chemical Congress in Brisbane in 1989. Join us as we celebrate our 35th anniversary in 2024.

    APFAN’s mission is to serve the needs of food analysts in their dual roles to achieve food quality, food safety, and good nutrition and to promote food trade in the Asia Pacific region. APFAN helps its members to maintain and improve their abilities in food analysis and this is achieved by developing a network of food scientists and food technologists that encourages the sharing of ideas, concepts, and methods through online communication and in-person meetings.

    APFAN’s vision is to create a stable and peaceful Asia Pacific region where its people benefit through improved health and prosperity. APFAN seeks to achieve ‘equivalence’ of standards between economies in both food safety and food trade systems, thereby strengthening food security in the region.

    In recognition of the need to improve the proficiency and capabilities of regional food testing laboratories, APFAN is conducting a multi-phase project that produces and distributes Proficiency Testing (PT) materials free of charge to food analysis laboratories in the Asia Pacific region. Follow-up PT Workshops have been held in Indonesia (PT1) in 2018, in Thailand (PT2) in 2019 and in the Philippines (PT3) in 2023. The PT4 Workshop will be held in Malaysia in July 2024, at which the PT5 materials will again be distributed free of charge to participants. These Workshops discuss the PT results in detail, to enable the participant laboratories to improve their methodologies and adopt a more uniform approach to regional food analysis.

    For more details, please visit the APFAN PT4 Workshop website here or refer to the Workshop APFAN 2024 PT4 Brochure

    For any enquiries, please contact the APFAN PT4 Organising Committee at apfanmalaysia@gmail.com