Thursday, October 18.2018

“Where Food Analysis Meets Industry and Regulation”

The Organising Committee extends a warm invitation to the 2nd International Conference on Food Analysis (2nd ICFA) to be held in Melbourne. The event will commence with an opening address and social mixer on Monday 19th November 2018 and will include workshops. The conference brings together several prestigious conferences and symposia to enable a comprehensive program tailored for food analysts, researchers, academia, government and regulators. The event will have the theme “food analysis meets industry and regulation”, and will appeal to those involved in analytical sciences associated with public health, environment and agriculture, regulation and trade.


14th Government Food Analysts’ Conference

7th Analytical Conference of the Asia-Pacific Food Analysis Network

26th Conference of Residue Chemists

3rd Australian Food Metrology Symposium



Registration available from 5pm.
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Social Mixer
Live entertainment will be featured at the social mixer.
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Registration available from 8.00am.
8:00AM - 9:00AM
Conference opening with Welcome to Country
Opening Address: Dr. Bruce Warrington, Australia’s Chief Metrologist
9:00AM - 9:30AM
Session 1 - Foodborne Pathogens
Plenary: Emerging and Persistent Foodborne Pathogens, Foodborne Viruses and International Perspective on Emerging Issues.
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Morning tea
10:30AM - 11:00AM
Session 2 - Residues in food
Plenary: Dr. Michelangelo Anastassiades (EURL-SRM, Stuttgart, Germany), Dr. Åsa Jamting (National Measurement Institute, Australia), Dr. Gavin Rose (Agricultural science consultant) and Kevin Melksham (QLD Health Forensic and Scientific Services)
11:00AM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Session 3 - Food Allergens
Plenary: Prof. Andreas Lopata (James Cook University, Townsville), A/Prof. Cenk Suphioglu (Deakin University)
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Afternoon tea
3:00PM - 3:30PM
Session 4 - Quality Assurance and Proficiency Testing
Plenary: Paul Armishaw (National Measurement Institute, Australia), Raluca Iavetz (National Measurement Institute, Australia) and Luminita Antin (National Measurement Institute, Australia)
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Session 5 - Food Analysis activities in the Asia Pacific Region
Chair: Stewart Jones (Coordinator Asia Pacific Food Analysis (APFAN)) Assoc. Prof. Kunchit (Mahidol University, Thailand), Prof. Prapasri Puwastien (Mahidol University, Thailand) and Dr. Hasnah Haron (National University of Malaysia)
4.30PM - 5.30PM
Session 6 - Persistent Organic Pollutants (PFAS/PFOS)
Plenary: Dr. Matt Taylor (NSW Dept. of Primary Industries), Dr. Michael Archer (AECOM), Gavin Stevenson (National Measurement Institute, Australia) and Bruce Chen (Symbio Laboratories)
8:30AM - 10:00AM
Morning tea
10:00AM - 10.30AM
Session 7 - Honey
Plenary: Dr. Peter Brooks (University of the Sunshine Coast), Jodie Goldsworthy (Beechworth Honey), Dr. Claire McDonald (MPI NZ) and Ken Dods (ChemCentre, WA)
10:30AM - 12:00PM
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Session 8a - Nutrition
Plenary: Dr. Lucinda Black (Curtin University), Glenn Cardwell (Curtin University) and Prof. Rachel Burton (University of Adelaide)
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Session 8b - Residues
Dr. Stuart Gordon (CSIRO)
1:00PM - 2:30PM
Afternoon tea
2:30PM - 3:00PM
Session 9 - Food Fraud
• Dr. Kate Griffiths (National Measurement Institute, Australia), Dr. Weeraya Karnpanit (Mahidol University, Thailand) and Dr. Debashish Mazumder (Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO))
3:30PM - 4:30PM
Conference Dinner
Hosted by: R-Biopharm Cargo Hall, Southbank
Morning tea
10:00AM - 12:30PM
MALDI-TOF Workshop
Hosted by: Bruker
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Allergens Workshop
Prof. Andreas Lopata (James Cook University), Dr. Annette Sauer (R-Biopharm), Dr. Jason Tye-Din (Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research) and Adrian Rogers (Romer Labs)
10:30AM - 12:30PM
12:30PM - 1:30PM
Food Fraud Workshop
Panel Discussion: Matthew Kovac (Food Industry Asia), Kim Leighton (JAS-ANZ), Richard Burton (Dairy Food Safety Victoria), Cameron Scadding (Source Certain), Clare Hamilton-Bate (Freshcare General Manager, Industry Development) and Richard Barrows (Asurequality)
1:30PM - 3:30PM


Note: A full copy of the program can be downloaded here.

Call for Abstracts

The scientific program is divided into the following:

- Invited plenary lectures (30mins)
- Oral presentations (15min + 5min questions)
- Poster presentations

Abstract submissions for oral or poster presentations are invited for consideration by the Conference Organising Committee. Abstracts must be forwarded to the Committee by 31st August 2018. Details covering the presentation format will be provided when abstracts are accepted.

The Committee wishes to encourage all participants to make a contribution to the conference. Participants can submit any number of abstracts to the Committee for review. Please nominate oral or poster preference. The Committee may need to reallocate oral presentations to poster or vice-versa depending on the topic and available presentation space.



Font: Times New Roman
Title: Bold, centred, 11pt
Authors/affiliations: Underline presenter (e.g. J. Blogg); use superscript number for author’s affiliation.
Text Body: 11pt regular style, single spaced, justified
Spacing: 1 line space
Length: Maximum 250 words
Margins: A4 paper, 25mm margins
Theme: Identify the preferred theme, and whether platform or poster presentation is preferred. 


Abstract Submission

Conference Registration

Due to requests - registration without late penalty has been extended until the 31st of October

Please complete this registration form in block letters and submit it with your registration fee before 31st October 2018.

Select the registration fees that applies to you.

  • Full delegate includes cost of social mixer, lunches, morning and afternoon teas, workshops and conference dinner and GST. 
  • Student includes cost of social mixer, workshops, morning and afternoon teas and lunch.  
  • Late fee applies for registrations after the 31st of October 2018. 
  • Accompanying delegate fee is for attendees accompanying a delegate to the conference dinner at an additional cost of $75.

Payment options

  • Bank transfer – Please include your name as the transaction description (BSB: 06 3215 ACCT: 1024 1442)
  • Pay online – A payment form will be provided to you on receipt of your registration.
  • Credit card (please contact Vince Murone on +61 3 9371 4613 for prompt credit card transaction)

ABN : 73754413973

Call for Sponsors

Expressions of Interest from interested parties for sponsorship and involvement with the conference are welcome. Please contact and/or


Melbourne - The Host City

As Australia’s only city with 4 seasons in one day, Melbourne enjoys an eventful climate for outdoor living with easy access to the coastal beaches east and west of the city. The day temperature during November can be expected to range from 15-25°C.

November is the month Melbourne celebrates its Spring (Racing) Carnival including the world renowned Melbourne cup horse race. November is a month long spring party in Melbourne.


The Treacy Centre can be reached by either:

  • Tram: Take Tram 19 from Elizabeth St. towards North Coburg and alight at Walker Street (stop 16)
  • Train: Take trains on the Upfield line and alight at Royal Park Station

Please note, a reusable Myki card is required for travel and should be purchased from a myki machine or ticket office prior to travel.

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