There is a need to bring the outputs, implications and conclusions of some of the technical research in Program 2,to the attention of scientists, technologists and managers in the food industry, in addition to the existing approaches within the fishing industry.
The Annual Conventions of the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) are a perfect opportunity to display research highlights to companies and technologists that produce seafood products for domestic and export sales. AIFST Conventions have long provided this type of opportunity (2013 will be number 46) and invariably have always included seafood research and often dedicated blocks of the program. The technical committee have allotted a prime 90 min block of the program to achieve this, but needs to support this initiative to sponsor the session, defray travel costs for speakers, or potentially to subsidise travel of a keynote speaker from oversea.
The Annual Conventions of the Australian Institute of Food Science & Technology (AIFST) are a perfect opportunity to display research highlights to companies and technologists that produce seafood products for domestic and export sales. Three budding scientists in ASCRC projects presented their work to a wide audience on 15 July in Brisbane at the 2013 Annual Convention of the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
The session, titled ‘Value adding seafood through food science’, was organised through the Technical Committee, and was chaired by Allan Bremner and 4 speakers covered the allotted time from 1110 until 1245 hrs. The audience ranged from 45-55 persons throughout of whom 33 were asked to answer a questionnaire.
The speakers were:
- Graham Fletcher of NZ Institute for Plant & Food Research who delivered the keynote address “Seafood technology: Where have we been and where are we going
- Carl Paulo of Innovative Food Sciences and Technology, DAFF QLD spoke on the CRC/APFA funded work on stability of colour in frozen prawns 'Assuring techniques to minimise deterioration in frozen cooked aquacultured prawns'
- Tom Madigan of SARDI spoke on his work 'Microbial spoilage of Australian oysters'
- Rachel Tonkin of Curtin University presented work titled 'Fish to Dish: Issues and opportunities for the Saddletail Snapper supply chain'