Focusing on an increasingly important area, PolyU’s Food Safety and Technology Research Centre, open since 2011, primarily develops fast but low-cost tests to assess food samples. For instance, the centre came up with a new method for rapid authentication of edible oils and the screening of gutter oils. It also developed fluorescent probes for the rapid detection of formaldehyde in food. And, in 2015, PolyU took the next logical step by establishing the Food Safety Consortium, which now provides a platform to pinpoint issues of concern to the industry, government and the public.

Ir. Prof. Alex Wai, Deputy President and Provost, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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 Food Safety and Technology Research Centre (FSTRC), Innovation and Technology Development Office (ITDO) 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
Food Safety Consortium Website





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

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

Kindly note that APFSIC 2020 is postponed till late 2020. Stay tuned for our latest updates!

PolyU’s Food Safety Consortium (FSC), as the Hong Kong affiliate of International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), will organize The 5th Asia-Pacific Food Safety International Conference in Hong Kong with the support of IAFP members and affiliates across the globe. As IAFP’s regional conference series, the conference will serve as a platform to discuss the latest trends and issues in food safety across the Asia Pacific region, bringing together food safety professionals from all sectors including government, industry and academia to address relevant scientific and technical issues impacting the safety of the food supply chain.


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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