The EFFoST / IFT-NPD Workshop on Nonthermal Processing of Foods is hosted by University College Dublin and held in the city of Dublin, Ireland from 4-6 November.
The food industry is currently facing many major challenges including a growing global population that is also ageing, the need for improved sustainability in the food supply, and increasing consumer demands for greater product choice and confidence. All in a market where diet and health are increasingly coming to the fore as consumer priorities.
Nonthermal processing technologies offer processors a set of new innovative processing ‘tools’ which find ‘niche’ applications either as alternative unit operations to conventional methods or are retrofitted into existing manufacturing lines for process intensification purposes. These technologies can and will make a very valuable contribution to each of the challenges faced by the industry mentioned above.
The Nonthermal Processing Workshop consists of a two-day workshop including lectures and poster presentations. This is preceded by a one-day short course that provides fundamental foundation knowledge of non-thermal technologies.
The NTP2022 will explore the theme: Realising the True Potential of Nonthermal Processing Technologies in Future Food Production.
Each year, the European Federation of Food Science and Technology (EFFoST) and the Nonthermal Processing Division of the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT-NPD) organise a workshop on non-thermal processing technologies to process foods.
The EFFoST / IFT-NPD Workshop on Nonthermal Processing of Foods is the leading international forum for professionals from academia, industry, and government agencies to share the latest developments on nonthermal processing technologies and their applications in the food industry.
During the workshop and short course, the four main subthemes will focus on the role of Innovative Nonthermal Processes in:
- Sustainability of Food Supply for the Future
- Future Foods from Alternative Sources for an increasing Global Population
- Future Local and Global Food Safety and Security
- Meeting Future Consumer Demands for Quality, Nutritious and Healthy Foods
For a full overview of the sub theme and topics, visit the NTP2022 website!