GoFood 2017 and Launching of DISH Global Centre for Food Safety

May 31 – June 2, 2017        Location:  Lund, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark

Following the success of the first Global Food Safety and Technology Forum (GFSTF) organized by PolyU in February 2016, its second edition GFSTF 2017, re-branded as “GoFood 2017,” was organized by Lund University (LU) and the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and co-organized by PolyU and University of Bologna (Unibo) on May 31 – June 2, 2017 in Lund and Copenhagen. GoFood 2017 aimed at enhancing food safety using new scientific advancements and technologies. At the same event, the newly established DISH Global Centre for Food Safety was also officially launched under the witness of numerous food safety leaders and stakeholders in Europe and Hong Kong.

GFSTF / GoFood 2017 – Challenges are Global – so are the Solutions!

Continuing on the momentum of GFSTF 2016, GoFood 2017 attracted attendees from academia, industry and many different governmental organizations and NGOs to exchange through high-level lectures and fruitful discussions about topics related to the food area. Topics covered in the forum included safe food packaging, food supply chain management, food analysis of foodborne pathogens, rapid detection of food fraud, government policies in food safety protection and latest food safety technologies, etc. Speakers from various universities and research institutions, companies, international organizations around the world and also governments in Europe and Asia were invited to share their experiences and expertise with the audience. Their insightful sharing received great applause from the audience. 

GoFood 2018 will be held in Bologna, Italy in Fall 2018 with Unibo as the organizer and LU, DTU and PolyU as co-organizers.

Launching of the DISH Global Centre for Food Safety, DISH

The DISH Global Centre for Food Safety – a newly formed Joint Centre of Excellence within Global Food Safety together with collaborators around the world – saw its launching on May 31, 2017 during GoFood 2017.

DISH is a unique, non-profit platform founded by four economies - Denmark, Italy, Sweden, Hong Kong to foster European – Hong Kong – Asia Pacific collaborations in food safety. The centre aims to translate cutting-edge innovations and into high quality applications through research, development, exploring collaborations and technology transfer.

The launch of DISH marks a new milestone in the partnership between PolyU and LU, DTU, and Unibo and it will effectively synergize the expertise and dedications of all four universities and our extensive networks to solve global, everyday food safety challenges with world-class solutions. 

For more details about GoFood 2017, please visit http://www.lufo.lu.se/gofood2017/.

For more details about DISH, click here.

To download GoFood 2017 presentations, click here.

Relevant links:

University of Bologna among the partners of “DISH”, a new Sino-European research centre for food safetyUniversity of Bologna among the partners of “DISH”, a new Sino-European research centre for food safety


DISH – Global Centre for Food Safety 


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