Introduction

The XXV Congresso Brasileiro de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos – XXV Food Science and Technology Brazilian Congress (CBCTA) and the 10th CIGR Section IV International Technical Symposium  will be held  between 24th – 27 th October 2016, at the Centro de Eventos da FAURGS, in Gramado/RS, Brazil.

CBCTA is the most traditional event promoted by  Sociedade Brasileira de Ciência e Tecnologia de Alimentos – Food Science and Technology Brazilian Society (SBCTA), that since its creation has been gathering representatives of governmental organs and food industry, researchers and professors of the food sector, as well as graduate and post-graduate students. The CIGR ITS has been held in different countries such as New Zealand, China, South Africa, France and Germany also gathering renowned researchers and professionals of the various areas related to food science and technology.

In 2016, for the first time, these two important events will join forces with the main goal of congregating food industry and academia to strengthen ties towards innovation and sustainability  for better quality, healthier and safer food products.

In the year when SBCTA celebrates its 50 years of idealization, the  25 th edition of CBCTA will be hosted by SBCTA-RS and, for the first time , held together with an international event. The Congress theme is “Food: the tree that sustains life” with the objective of promoting debates and new ideas for a more sustainable food production.

During the event there will be short courses, panels, conferences and presentation of scientific work as posters. The best submitted studies will be presented orally in technical sessions and might be published on the Food Science and Technology and the CIGR magazines.

As it happens in every CBCTA edition  the best presented papers will be honoured with the Leopold Hartman Award . On the opening ceremony the André Tosello Award will be delivered to a renowned Brazilian researcher, recognized by the scientific community as an outstanding promoter of teh development of science connected to food, both as basic as applied knowledge. The CIGR Section VI Award will also be delivered to those that have been contributing to an international development of food science and technology.

“Food: the tree that sustains life”

The main topics that will be discussed during the event are:

  • Food Science and Technology Innovation
  • Food production sustainability
  • Challenges for food science and technology in nutrition and health
  • Food processing and Engineering
  • Food safety
  • Advances in food analyisis
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