February 2015

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IFST Spring Conference 2015: Food safety in the court of public opinion

Our 2015 Spring Conference, 'Food safety in the court of public opinion' will take place on 23 April at Imperial College London.

Dave Baines, IFST representative on the MChemA committee, and Jane McLauchlin, RSC Registration Officer for the MChemA, comment on the likely impact of the changes recommended in the Elliott Review on the ability of the Public Analyst Scientific Services to deliver an effective food safety service.

Professor Judith Buttriss, Director General of the British Nutrition Foundation, responds to questions on the role of sugars in diet and health.

Hunger and satiety

Full4Health is an EU-FP7 funded project comprising 19 academic and industry partners from across Europe which is investigating the mechanisms of hunger and satiety with the aim of developing solutions to address obesity, related chronic disease as well as under-nutrition. Tehmina Amin and Julian G Mercer describesome of the progress to date.

Cognitive performance testing

Louise Brunger, KTP Associate, and Dr Roberta Re, Nutrition Research Manager at Leatherhead Food Research describe the validation of new methods for measuring cognitive performance using the latest electronic devices.

Nutrition and health claims

Elinor McCartney, President of Pen & Tec Consulting Group, reviews the successes and failures so far in gaining EFSA approval for food nutrition and health claims.

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