The global food supply is calling for pioneering innovative technologies with great adaptability. Food safety and quality issues and evolving trends require the support and integration of foresighted, cross-disciplinary research with applications of big data, IoT, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other innovations in the domain. Synergizing expertise and research power globally yet with regional considerations to tackle challenges with unprecedented determination and strength is a key to ensuring safe and quality food under this post-COVID-19 era.

Prof. Terence Lok-ting Lau
Adjunct Professor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, PolyU
Convener, Food Safety Consortium
Founding Chairman, DISH Global Centre for Food Safety and Quality

The Food Safety Consortium (FSC)

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Initiated by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), the FSC comprises stakeholders from the academia, industry and other organizations to address food safety with cutting-edge & applied technologies, together with timely and in-depth communications on food safety related matters. We are supported by PolyU’s Innovation and Technology Development Office (ITDO), Food Safety and Technology Research Centre (FSTRC), and other academic and research units. To explore more about FSC and how to join as a Corporate Member, click here.

Our Objectives

  • To create an industry-academia network and to provide support to the industry with advanced technology and science
  • To enhance capability and competence on food safety and its related technology development through academic and industrial collaborations
Food Safety Consortium Introductory Leaflet
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DISH Global Centre for Food Safety and Quality (DISH)


Jointly founded by National Food Institute - Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Alma Mater Studiorum –University of Bologna (Unibo), Lund University (LU), and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), DISH Global Centre for Food Safety and Quality is a non-profit collaborative alliance set out to address challenges in global food safety, with the motto of “Powering Food Safety with Science and Technology.” It is a unique Europe-Hong Kong establishment by four economies – Denmark, Italy, Sweden, and Hong Kong, with the vision to become a global leading collaborative centre for food safety. Through this key representation of academic collaborative efforts in engaging the industry, government, NGOs and other stakeholders, DISH is designated to translate into a true global effort to advance food safety, building on each partner’s networks, experiences and skills, and to reach its final goal of creating impact on society in the long run.

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DISH Global Centre for Food Safety and Quality Introductory Leaflet

The 5th Asia-Pacific Food Safety International Conference in Hong Kong

2009 Seoul  .  2011 Melbourne  .  2013 Taipei  .  2016 Peneng  .  2021 Hong Kong (Virtual Conference)

Food Safety Consortium (FSC), as the Hong Kong affiliate of the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), organized the 5th Asia-Pacific Food Safety International Conference (APFSIC) virtually on January 27-28, 2021. As one of the IAFP’s regional conference series, APFSIC featured over an impeccable network of over 80 speakers and 400 registrants from the industry, academia, research institutes, government, supranational bodies, as well as students globally for a two full-day holistic, inspirational and educational knowledge, best practices, and regional plus global updates in food safety and quality.

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The 5th Asia-Pacific Food Safety International Conference

Global Food Safety & Technology Forum / GoFood

PolyU and our partners bring along experts encompassing supranational and governmental bodies, the corporations, industry associations and other stakeholders on a sustainable common platform for the exchange on technical problems and solutions in a global as well as a regional context – with Science as the Foundation for Enhancing Food Safety Management . Explore novel technologies and management insights together with food safety stakeholders from around the globe.

Visit our conference websites to learn more about the forums.

Global Food Safety & Technology Forum 2016 (
February 3-5, 2016 | Hong Kong

GoFood 2017 (
May 31 – June 2, 2017 | Lund, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark

GoFood 2019 - For details, please click here 
May 14 - 15, 2019 | Bologna, Italy




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