December 31,2016 | Vol. 4
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The 5th Conference & 6th Working Meeting of China-Argentina Food Science and Technology Center was held in Beijing

On September 26- 27, the 5th Conference & 6th Working Meeting of China-Argentina Food Science and Technology Center was held in Beijing. Ms. María Eugenia Godoy from Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina, Dr. María Cristina Añón, Argentina director of China-Argentina Food Science and Technology Center, Dr. Zhang Huijie, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department of CAAS, Dr. Wang Changjiang,Secretary of the Leading Party of IFST, Dr. Zhang Dequan, Director Assistant of IFST presented in the meeting. More than 50 experts from China and Argentina research institutes, universities and enterprises attended the meeting.


 
Dr. Wang Changjiang gave warm welcome to the participants of the meeting and expressed sincere thanks to the concerning administrative departments. He said, “The China-Argentina Food Science and Technology Center is built by the bilateral governments and is one of the most important international platforms for IFST. Through years of development, a lot of achievements have been made by the experts of the center in the area of plant and animal protein processing, food safety and food traceability, which also promote the development of the food industry and commerce. IFST would like to push forward the collaboration with Argentina in the future.” Dr. María Cristina Añón expressed the will of Argentina side to move forward the collaboration with IFST and successful transfer of the research achievements to industry. “The work of the China-Argentina Food Science and Technology Center is successful and the International Cooperation Department of CAAS will continuously give support to the work of the center,” said Dr. Zhang Huijie at the opening ceremony of the meeting.

Experts made lectures on the topics of plant protein processing and utilization, protein extrusion, meat and bone protein processing and utilization. In the working meeting of the Center, the two parties agreed to continue the collaboration in the areas of plant and animal protein processing and utilization, food traceability, and start collaboration in the area of food nutrition and health, and enzyme production and utilization for food industry. Dr. Wang Changjiang and Dr. María Cristina Añón signed the agreement at the end of the meeting.
 

 
On September 28, the Argentina delegation visited IFST and Beijng Haileda Food Co., Ltd.