Conference Overview

This conference will discuss the key food safety, and food security issues. It brings together renowned experts, entrepreneurs and government officials from different countries to discuss current and emerging food safety and food security issues, find out common problems among the countries, future direction and collaborative research plans on food safety, food security and related topics.

The plenary sessions, and concurrent symposia, will also address the challenges facing Asia to ensure food safety in the development of new food products and processing technologies, internationalization of food trade, safety of foods derived from biotechnology, microbiological risks, emergence of new and antibiotic-resistant pathogens, particularly from emerging pathogens, directing research to areas of high risk, focus intervention and establishment of target risk levels and target diseases or pathogens.

The two-days scientific and poster presentation sessions will provide multiple opportunities for experts and participants to discuss key food safety, and Food security issues. Experts from governmental organizations, international organizations, entrepreneurs and universities from different countries will be able to share their ideas, address challenges, and discuss strategies and collaborative programs to enhance the continuing global efforts to deliver safe foods for a better health and environment of the people of the developing countries.

The organizing committee invites you to attend the “Asian Food Safety and Security Association (AFSA) Conferences on Food Safety and Food Security”, which will be held in at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand on 16-18 September, 2020.


 The Conference will cover activities of science and technology ensuring sufficient, safe and nutritious foods and related issues, e.g.;
  • Food production
    • Preservation of natural environment
    • Sustainable (natural, organic) systems
    • Natural Products and Innovative
    • Food fermentation
    • Specific practices of food production
  • Food security
    • Nutrition and Food Security
    • Malnutrition
  • Food safety
    • Sanitation and/or hygiene of food & water
    • Food Safety and Quality
    • Food safety regulations and standards
    • Foodborne hazards
    • Successful strategies and interventions
    • Antimicrobial resistance
    • Emerging food pathogens
  • Postharvest technology
    • Grain storage
    • Reduction of postharvest losses
    • Byproduct and waste utilization
    • Value addition
  • Food processing and preservation
    • Food Biochemistry and Food Processing
    • Emerging food processing techniques
    • Non-thermal processing
  • Cold-chain development Nutrition and/or health of food
    • Functional ingredients
    • Diet and cognition
    • Equitable food systems with dietary diversity
    • Local food for improving nutrition
    • Traditional knowledge and culture in public health nutrition
    • Biodiversity for diet diversity
    • Subjective issues in eating practices
    • Environment and food and nutrition security for all
    • Food and nutrition security: new concepts and strategies
    • Direct Nutrition interventions
    • Indirect Nutrition Interventions with impact on food and nutrition security
    • Impact of food and related industries and food industry on public health nutrition
  • Biotechnology in Food safety and Food security
    • Applied Biotechnology in Food processing
    • Applied Biotechnology in Food preservation
    • Applied Biotechnology in Food quality increasing
    • Biotechnology in Food capacity improvement
  • Politics and/or economics of food security
    • Food and nutrition policies
    • Food Regulation

Each or combined categories will focus different subjects in scientific sessions and each session will highlight a broad range of sub-topics. Participants can present their work either by oral or poster presentations. Duration of oral presentation will be 10+5 minutes.


  1. Deadline for Abstract submission in 31 May, 2020
  2. Deadline for the full papers for the Proceeding: August 10, 2020


The abstract is limited to 300 words in English using MS word.
Letter Font: Times New Roman
Title of the Abstract: 12 Point (Title Case, Bold)
Name of the Author(s) with full address, Tel and E-mail: 12 Point. Presenting author must be identified in italics.
Text: 12 Point, Line spacing: 1.5

Abstract should be submitted as an E-mail attachment to the Secretariat at – (please write “Abstract for AFSA2020” in the subject of E-mail)


SUBMISSION OF FULL PAPER (Manuscript Preparation)

  • Manuscripts should be between 4500 and 8000 words in length (including references, tables and figures). Typed in times new roman 12 font and line spacing 1.5.
  • Title. Concise and informative. Titles are often used in information-retrieval systems. Avoid abbreviations and formulae where possible.
  • Author names and affiliations. Each author’s full name, and e-mail address of each author.
    Corresponding author. Clearly indicate who will handle correspondence at all stages of refereeing and publication, also post-publication. Ensure that phone numbers (with country and area code) are provided in addition to the e-mail address and the complete postal address. Contact details must be kept up to date by the corresponding author.
  • Introduction
    State the objectives of the work and provide an adequate background, avoiding a detailed literature survey or a summary of the results.
  • Results
    Results should be clear and concise.
  • Discussion
    This should explore the significance of the results of the work, not repeat them. Avoid extensive citations and discussion of published literature.
  • Conclusions The main conclusions of the study may be presented in a short Conclusions section, which may stand alone or form a subsection of a Discussion or Results and Discussion section.
  • Appendices
    If there is more than one appendix, they should be identified as A, B, etc. Formulae and equations in appendices should be given separate numbering: Eq. (A.1), Eq. (A.2), etc.; in a subsequent appendix, Eq. (B.1) and so on. Similarly, for tables and figures: Table
    A.1; Fig. A.1, etc.
  • Reference to a journal publication:
    Van der Geer, J., Hanraads, J. A. J., & Lupton, R. A. (2010). The art of writing a scientific article. Journal of Scientific Communications, 163, 51–59.
  • Reference to a book:
    Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (2000). The elements of style. (4th ed.). New York: Longman, (Chapter 4).
  • Reference to a chapter in an edited book:
    Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (2009). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281–304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.
  • Web references
    As a minimum, the full URL should be given and the date when the reference was last accessed. Any further information, if known (DOI, author names, dates, reference to a source publication, etc.), should also be given.

Please visit the homepage through URL: for more information. Full paper may be submitted as an E-mail attachment to the Secretariat at – (please write Full paper in the subject of E-mail)


 All full papers for the AFSA 2020 will be published in the peer reviewed in different Journals (under Science direct/Elsevier/Springer) or in AFSA proceedings (ISSN: 2306-2150) depending on the topics and the quality of the papers. All papers will be reviewed critically before accepting for publication in these journals.


An excursion of specific tourist spot may be arranged by the local arrangements committee for participants on 19 th September, 2020 OR for your family during the conference days, if informed earlier.


One day tour: Industrial zone, wholesale market and cultural area (on 18 th September, 2020)